Downtown Lynchburg Association supplies businesses with PPE


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — In order to ensure safety amidst the pandemic, the Downtown Lynchburg Association (DLA) is providing masks for all downtown business employees, with aid from local companies Moore & Giles and Cotton Connection.

Many downtown businesses were closed prior to Gov. Northam’s phase-one release. However, they are now opening their doors to guests, while maintaining social distancing guidelines. In order to uphold compliance with the state regulations, all employees are required to wear PPE.

Due to the limited access to PPE, DLA helped work to find a timely solution for the lack of gear.

“As a non-profit organization working towards continued downtown realization, our number one focus right now is supporting our small businesses. We are doing everything we can to help them get through this pandemic so that we can all continue to enjoy what they provide to our community.”

Ashley Kershner, Executive Director of the Downtown Lynchburg Association

The PPE is offered at a minimal cost to businesses and over 500 masks were sold within the last week.

Since downtown businesses have now had the opportunity to purchase their needed PPE, the DLA will begin making the masks available for public purchase. These masks can be purchased on the DLA website at

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