The City of Palm Desert in partnership with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership is providing local businesses with free personal protective equipment or PPE as it is called.

The equipment includes 120,000 face masks, 7,900 bottles of hand sanitizer, and 3,600 face shields.

Businesses can safely and easily get the free PPE, while supplies last, via contactless pick-up on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Palm Desert Community Center, located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue (follow the arrows in the
Civic Center parking lot).

Part of CVEP’s “Million Mask Giveaway,” the free PPE for businesses program is funded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services with support from CVEP and the City of Palm Desert and is intended to relieve businesses of the cost of purchasing PPE.

Palm Desert Mayor Kathleen Kelly said the program is yet another way that the City is supporting the community.

“The City is extremely pleased to partner with CVEP in this initiative to support the health of
both our residents and our businesses during this challenging time,”Kelly said. “It exemplifies Unite Palm Desert and our commitment to the whole community’s health and success.”

More information on CVEP and the Million Mask Giveaway can be found at

For information about free PPE for businesses in Palm Desert, please email [email protected] or call 760-776-6362.


Photo of woman loading PPE into the back of a car.  Photo from City of Palm Desert CA