Carrollton to Distribute 30,000 Bottles of Free Hand Sanitizer
The City of Carrollton is taking extra steps to ensure that its residents stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and one of these steps is the implementation of the Clean Hands Carrollton program in which 30,000 free bottles of hand sanitizer will be distributed to citizens.
The program is an extension of Carrollton’s “Safe to Work and Shop” initiative which began in partnership with the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce to help small businesses reopen while striving to keep employees and customers safe. The kits included items such as masks, hand sanitizer, floor clings encouraging social distancing, information resources available to small businesses, and more.
“One of the things that we heard pretty loud and clear from Carrollton business owners who were able to get these start-up kits is that the hand sanitizer was a real gift,” Mayor Kevin Falconer said.
Due to the success of that initiative, Falconer said it made sense to find ways to provide hand sanitizer to the community.
“The City Council thought it would be a helpful service to expand this resource beyond just businesses and provide hand sanitizer to our residents,” Falconer said. “Hand sanitizer is hard to get and it’s a critical tool in helping to keep citizens safe as the stay-at-home restrictions are being lifted and residents are able to leave their homes more.”
Falconer said as part of the Clean Hands Carrollton program, the City was able to order and quickly receive 30,000 1-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer.
“The City’s vision is to be the community that families and businesses want to call home and we’re committed to encouraging measures that maintain the health and well-being of our residents and visitors, while continuing to assist Carrollton’s small businesses during this unprecedented time,” Falconer said.
The bottles of hand sanitizer will be available at City facilities, including City Hall, Recreation Centers, Library branches, and Municipal Court beginning Monday, June 1. The City asks that residents be good neighbors and only take one per person.
Residents can also stop in for a drive-through distribution of hand sanitizer bottles from members of the Carrollton City Council from 4-6 p.m. on June 1. The site will be set up in the Trinity Valley Shopping Center (2700 N. Josey Lane) for residents to pick up a free one-ounce bottle from the community’s local leaders.
For more information about the City’s response to COVID-19 and a variety of resources for residents and businesses, visit cityofcarrollton.com/coronavirus.