Health Department partners with local communities to distribute KN95 masks

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The District No. 10 Health Department announced that it will partner with local organizations such as libraries and community centers to distribute three free KN95 masks. DHD#10 said it will still distribute masks in its 10 offices.

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MANISTEE COUNTY — The District No. 10 Health Department has begun partnering with community organizations to distribute masks and make them more accessible to the public, according to a press release from DHD No. 10.

“With the influx of KN95 masks being distributed to District No. 10 Health Department, they are engaging with community partners to make masks more readily available to the public,” the statement read.

DHD#10 said it distributed KN95 masks, three per person, at its 10 locations. Recently, DHD#10 said it began partnering with numerous community resources to expand mask availability in all 10 counties.

Masks will continue to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Community partners where masks may be available include libraries, community centers, social service agencies, senior service organizations and more.

“Anytime we can make resources more available while coming together with community partners, that’s a win for everyone,” said DHD #10 Health Worker Kevin Hughes. “COVID-19 continues to make its way in our community. Masks help mitigate the spread, but we also want to encourage everyone to get tested and vaccinated, it’s never too late to get your first dose.

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