Even more businesses, organizations and outdoor activities have expanded opening in Otter Tail County. As businesses began to develop their preparedness plans it became apparent that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was in short supply or required large quantities to place an order.

In an effort to support these needs, Otter Tail County and Otter Tail Lakes Country Association partnered to ensure businesses and organizations have the necessary PPE as they reopen. A PPE store has been established and businesses are able to purchase online at ottertaillakescountry.com and pick up supplies at the Government Services Center, 505 West Fir Avenue in Fergus Falls at a scheduled appointment.

The PPE store has gallon jugs of liquid hand sanitizer, small spray bottles, nitrile gloves in boxes of 100 and 3 ply face masks in boxes of 50 sold at cost. Units of government and nonprofit organizations are eligible for free products. Those organizations can call Marie Noplos 218-770-8208 or email marketing@ottertailcountry.com to request a coupon code.

In addition to the PPE store the Otter Tail County Community Development Agency has been providing COVID-19 related business, workforce and housing resources including the new Small Business Relief Fund. For more information and additional resources to navigate the road ahead please contact Amy Baldwin at abaldwin@co.ottertail.mn.us or 218-998-8050