King County will be distributing five million face masks starting this week

Jul 15 2020, 12:37 pm

King County has purchased five million reusable cloth face coverings, enough to provide two to each resident of the county, and another 20 million disposable masks for temporary use.

Through a partnership with the King County Library System (KCLS), close to 650 community and faith-based organizations serving vulnerable citizens will be able to obtain these face coverings and hand sanitizer at no cost through eight KCLS branches.

“It is always important to ensure community organizations that are led by and serving the most impacted communities can provide these critical supplies to those who need them most,” said Sharonne Navas, co-founder and executive director of the Equity in Education Coalition, in a press release.

Once libraries are able to open to the public again, KCLS will be distributing these supplies to individuals in library buildings as well.

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