CONNSTEP and CBIA have partnered with the state of Connecticut to help distribute recently donated surgical masks to eligible small businesses.

Limited quantities of masks are available free to employers with 50 or fewer employees considered essential businesses as designated by the state.

Eligible businesses can request a maximum of two masks per employee through this website.

Requested masks will be distributed based on the city or town in which the business is located as early as the week beginning April 27.

Designated municipalities will contact local employers with the date, time, and location to collect requested masks.

Supplies are limited. Eligible employers are urged to submit requests as quickly as possible.

Small businesses that have little contact with the public are urged to create their own face masks or face coverings based on CDC guidelines.