Grocery workers, delivery staffers, pharmacists and other essential workers should have access to face masks and other gear to better protect themselves from coming down with coronavirus, the majority of the City Council says.

Their demand to Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as hospitals across the city face short supplies of surgical masks and other basic gear to combat the illness, which has forced officials to dramatically limit testing for the disease and access to hospitals.

“We strongly urge your administration to view employees of grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, laundry/dry cleaning, delivery service workers, child care and elder care, as essential employees who should be included in all efforts to secure protective gear[,] such as N95 masks, hand sanitizers, shoe covers and medical gloves in order to continue to serve everyday New Yorkers,” reads the letter signed by 38 of the city’s 51 council members. “These brave New Yorkers are essential and frontline employees [who] are putting their lives at risk to serve our great city.”

The letter was co-written by council members Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) and Laurie Cumbo (D-Brooklyn).

City Hall said Monday that the Big Apple’s hospitals are in desperate need of 1.8 million N95 masks and more than 600,000 face shields.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson was not among the letter’s signers but said he supports helping the workers.

“We are facing a dire shortage of protective equipment, and our health care workers must have access to this lifesaving equipment,” said the speaker. “But delivery workers, grocery store employees, and other essential workers are helping to keep our city up and running. They should have access to protective equipment as well.”

A de Blasio spokesman said the city’s health care system “is facing a severe shortage of masks, gloves, and other key supplies that are needed to protect health care workers treating critically ill patients in our hospitals.

“Local hospitals may run out of critical supplies within weeks at the current rate,” City Hall added. “Therefore, we must prioritize ensuring the availability of protective equipment for health care workers at this time.”