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Colby Cox, co-founder of Roadhouse Brewing, and Sheriff Matt Carr deliver KN95 masks to Fire Chief Brady Hansen at the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Administration Building. Cox is helping put together a bulk order of PPE for businesses that will need the supplies to reopen. 

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Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce President Anna Olson is urging businesses to get ready to reopen.

The chamber is working with Colby Cox, co-founder and CEO of Roadhouse Brewing Co., to put together a bulk order for masks, gloves and hand-held infrared thermometers. By banding together to order in bulk, businesses can reduce the cost of those supplies. Interested businesses may submit their order — specifying type and quantity of PPE — by emailing by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Delivery is expected in about two and a half weeks, and businesses will need to pay in full when the supplies are delivered, according to a chamber email.

The chamber has created a timeline to help businesses understand how, when and if they can operate and under what guidelines. Many businesses are able to open now, the chamber explained in the email.

"Unless you are a business that is still ordered closed or has to operate within ordered guidelines you are able to open and conduct business following these Health Department Guidelines, not allowing gathering of 10 people or more," the email said. 

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