Free Face Masks Available in the Heart of Bellevue
With a proven record of helping stop the spread, facial coverings are a critical part of the fight against COVID-19 – and are now required to be worn in all public places by the State of Washington. The City of Bellevue has partnered with the Bellevue Chamber to distribute 40,000 free masks to Bellevue locals, helping ensure all residents have access to this simple-yet-vital protective measure.
Bellevue residents may pick up a kit containing two cloth facial coverings, free of charge, at different locations and times throughout the week (of July 13):
Masks are being distributed by Chamber staff, City of Bellevue staff and volunteers, and are part of the 25 million masks purchased by King County to help support the use of personal protective equipment. The City of Bellevue is encouraging anyone in need of a mask to get one through this program, with Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson emphasizing the important role facial coverings play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 when used widely.
“Wearing face coverings can reduce virus transmission, but people can’t be expected to have them readily at hand,” Mayor Robinson said. “This helps close that gap. I hope many people take advantage of this opportunity to stand strong as a community and stay safe.”
For more information, visit the City of Bellevue's website.
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