Business owners can go to designated locations to pick up free face masks and hand sanitizer supplies paid for by the CARES Act.

Out of $19 million spent so far, almost $2 million went to cleaning products, more than $5 million to PPE and $121,000 to the medical examiner’s office for morgue and medical supplies such as UV sanitizers and autopsy tables. All of this puts a small dent in the $134 million the county received under the CARES Act.

Commissioner Brian Hamman says he thought there would be greater demand for the money, but that having some remaining was fortunate because plenty of families and businesses need help.

Lee County is distributing PPE at multiple sites throughout the month, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last:

Sept. 15-17 at Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres

Sept. 22-24 at North Fort Myers Recreation Center

Sept. 28-30 at Estero Recreation Center

You do not need to register, but you’ll need to send a representative with your business’ name, address and employer identification number.