Village of South Salem provides PPE for all village residents

South Salem Village councilwomen Angie Page, left, and Vicki Smith, right, fill boxes with sanitary wipes and other personal protective equipment after receiving a grant from the state of Ohio to distribute to local households.

CHILLICOTHE- The Village of South Salem, located in Western Ross County, will distribute boxes full of triple-layer disposable masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, and sanitary wipes after receiving a $10,000 grant from the state of Ohio.

The grant is through the CARES act. 

About 150 masks will be distributed to each household, said South Salem Mayor Dennis Crouse. 

Boxes will be distributed at The Academy Building in South Salem from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Residents will have to sign for the items.

The Academy is a former Presbyterian college turned meeting hall in the village. 

“We’re trying to get masks and gloves to every individual in the village, which is kind of hard to do because of the COVID,” he said. “We’ve been kind of slow in distributing those things, but we have boxes made up, we have the gloves and mask and hand sanitizer in the box and we are distributing them that way.” 

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