Whatcom County – Masks for Business

In June 2020, Whatcom Unified Command supplied the local chambers of commerce and other business organizations 100,000 disposable masks for distribution to the business community. These masks are the disposable blue masks that have become a normal visible item in our society over the past few months. This supply is expected to be claimed quickly.

***This page will be updated as supply runs out.
Updated on 7/13/2020 at 1:45PM.

Be sure to visit the Association of Washington Business – Rebound and Recovery portal to purchase bulk supplies from Washington manufacturers. If you are a local manufacturer, please add your company to the portal – and also, please let us know for local connections.

Allocations

The allotments to businesses will be generally based upon a supply of 10 masks per employee per company with a minimum supply of 50 masks.  The maximum is tentatively set at 500 masks per company during this initial distribution with special consideration given to higher volume customer businesses, like retail shops and restaurants.

Availability

-We will be using the allocated amounts above to help get these to as many businesses as possible.
-These will be on a first come first served basis and supplies are limited.
-These will be distributed to chamber members and nonmembers alike.
-No preference will be given on the basis of membership or association.

Costs

These are being supplied by Whatcom Unified Command. There is no cost to the business recipients.

Distribution

***This will be updated as supply runs out.

To ensure a fair distribution, the allotments were based upon geographic densities among the chambers and other organizations:

 

Bellingham

***Limited quantities available. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce interim office hours will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10AM until 3PM for this distribution.  The chamber is located at 119 N Commercial Street near the corner of Flora and Commercial Streets.

Please call the Bellingham Regional Chamber at 360-734-1330 or email liz@bellingham.com for availability.

 

Ferndale

Businesses in Ferndale may make arrangements for picking up masks by emailing info@ferndale-chamber.com.

 

Birch Bay

Email to info@birchbaychamber.com for availability. The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive.

 

Blaine

Email to info@blainechamber.com or call 360-201-8471 for availability and pick up options. The Blaine Chamber of Commerce is located at 546 Peace Portal Drive.

 

Lynden

***No inventory left. Please contact the Bellingham Regional Chamber for masks – liz@bellingham.com.

 

Mt Baker Foothills

***No inventory left. Please contact the Bellingham Regional Chamber for masks – liz@bellingham.com.

 

Sumas

Please contact the Sumas City Hall for availability.

 

Unincorporated and other small cities

Please check with the closest location to you, or you could always call the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce as we will serve the entire region until we run out of masks.