Free masks available.

August 21, 2020

Free masks available.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the availability of 4 million free masks to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable populations from COVID-19, states a press release from District Health Department #10 .

“These masks are being made available to low-income residents, seniors, schools, and homeless shelters through a partnership between Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Ford Motor Company, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),” states the press release.

“Of the 4 million free masks available to Michigan residents, 1.5 million have been distributed to local offices of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Community Action Agencies (CAA). Another 2.5 million will go to low-income schools, the City of Detroit, Federally Qualified Health Centers, COVID-19 testing sites, and organizations that serve vulnerable populations.

“Anyone who is interested in receiving a free mask should first contact their local DHHS or CAA office. Masks may also become available by calling the state COVID-19 Hotline at ‪888-535-6136‬ — however call volumes are currently high.

Oceana County residents should call the Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency at 231-660-0271.

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