Election workers to receive PPE donations

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 3:15pm

    AUGUSTA — Two Maine companies have donated more than $44,000 of personal protective equipment for election workers to stay safe while administering the Nov. 3 General Election.

    L.L. Bean, based in Freeport, donated 8,000 face coverings for this election, while Flowfold, of Gorham, provided 8,000 face shields.

    “We are incredibly grateful to have these two upstanding Maine companies recognize the importance of supporting our election workers with protective equipment this year,” said Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. “We are very appreciative of this donation, which will help limit the spread of the pandemic while people exercise their right to vote.”

    L.L. Bean and Flowfold delivered the donated materials to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State on Sept. 14, and the items are being delivered to all municipalities in advance of Election Day.