WeShield and NYC Hospitality Alliance to Offer Free PPE for Select NYC Reopened Restaurants

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As we march toward our new normal, Americans across the country are looking to patron their favorite businesses again, safely and confidently, as soon as possible. Business owners are busy managing the responsibility of caring for their staff and their customers equally, through safety protocols, messaging, and protective equipment. At WeShield, we’re here to help your business get back to doing what you do best.

We’re proud to announce that we are now offering free PPE plans to select New York restauranteurs, in partnership with the prestigious NYC Hospitality Alliance, a not-for-profit association founded to represent and serve local restaurant and nightlife establishments. Through NYC Hospitality Alliance, WeShield is offering a complimentary suite of personal protective products to reopening restaurants of a certain size. To learn more about this initiative, and to submit your application, please visit this link.

WeShield offers a wide range of PPE, rapid tests, and sanitation products for bulk purchase. Our knowledgeable sales staff can work with you to develop a plan, schedule expedited shipping, and recommend the most effective product lines based on your needs. Please contact us with any questions about how we can protect your staff and customers today.

WeShield, an entrepreneurial organization created to help supply front-line workers with PPE, announced their partnership with the NYC Hospitality Alliance, a not-for-profit association founded to represent and serve restaurant and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs, to offer a month’s worth of free PPE for newly reopened restaurants and their staff in New York City.

The initiative to donate PPE to New York restaurants is being spearheaded by restaurateurs turned medical suppliers at WeShield, Erika London and Michael Sinensky. Together, their restaurant experience includes Sushi by Bou, Sushi Suite, Sushi by Bae, Sidebar, Hudson Terrace as well as Sushi by Bou and Sushi Suite locations in Jersey City, Chicago and Miami, in the Versace Mansion.

“Almost every restaurateur for the past year has been making extremely difficult business decisions and the survival of the city has meant the death of so many small businesses,” says Michael Sinensky, Co-Founder of WeShield. “Our estimates find that the cost of PPE to operate is about $5-10 per employee, per day, which can really add up.” Erika London, Co-Chief Operating Officer at WeShield adds, “The additional cost of PPE is not something small businesses that are struggling to reopen should be worried about. We’re helping small businesses in the fight to reopen our city, because that’s what New Yorkers do.”

Each WeShield PPE Opening Package will include 3 ply masks, KN95 masks, alcohol wipes, gloves, and other personal protective equipment. In order to be eligible for the complimentary PPE supplies, restaurant owners must fill out a form at https://buy.wordpress-200272-2798375.cloudwaysapps.com/nyc-ppe.

Andrew Rigie, Executive Director at NYC Hospitality Alliance says, “I’m grateful to be working with restaurateurs at WeShield on their PPE initiative because they know, first hand, the immense obstacles that these business owners and service industry workers must overcome. New York’s volume and diversity of restaurants helps make this city so unique and an ease on PPE supply can go a long way in assisting these establishments recover.”