Free face coverings will be distributed at three sites in or near the area this weekend as part of the City of Houston’s “Mask Up!” campaign to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Karla Cisneros, the Houston City Council member for District H, announced Thursday that masks will be handed out while supplies last from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main St. There will be a drive-through setup at the distribution event, with one mask given to each person in each vehicle. No walk-ups will be allowed.
District C council member Abbie Kamin has organized two other mask distribution events — from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Gregory Lincoln Education Center at 1101 Taft St., and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St. The latter event will be a partnership with Texas Rep. Anna Eastman.
Drive-through service is recommended for both of Kamin’s distribution events, but those who walk up will be accomodated. For more information about those events, call 832-393-3004 or email email@example.com.
Per an executive order by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, all city and county residents age 10 and older must wear masks that cover their mouths and noses when in public through May 27. The purpose of face coverings is to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which can be transmitted by asymptomatic carriers, and Hidalgo said they can be made out of common household items such as T-shirts, bandanas, scarves and handkerchiefs.