The events are on Saturday mornings in September to help Oklahoma City residents prevent the spread of COVID-19 and follow OKC’s mask requirement. Disposable face masks will be distributed at the events while supplies last. Proof of residency is not required.
“I’m proud residents are doing their part to wear their masks and slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor David Holt. “We can’t let our guard down. Wearing a mask is one of the most effective steps we can take to reduce the spread of the virus. Mask up, OKC!”
The distribution will be drive-thru only. Each vehicle will receive one box of 50 disposable masks.
Sept. 12 from 9-11 a.m.
“Face coverings are key to slowing the spread of the coronavirus,” said OCCHD Director Dr. Patrick McGough, DNP. “Cases have declined in the metro since Oklahoma City’s emergency mask order was first put in place July 17, and I commend the Oklahoma City Council for extending the ordinance, giving our community more time to slow the spread of the virus.”
CARES Act funding and donations of 20,000 masks by RFIP and 60,000 masks by Bank of America provided the masks for the events.
“The health and safety of our employees, clients and our community remain our top priorities during this health and humanitarian crisis,” said Tony Shinn, Bank of America market president, Oklahoma City. “Partnering with local officials to identify and distribute face masks to areas that are at higher risk from the virus, such as low-to-moderate income families unable to acquire proper masks, and communities of color, in addition to, nonprofits, schools and health centers serving these populations is one way we demonstration our commitment.”
Oklahoma City’s mask ordinance is in place until at least Oct. 20. Everyone age 6 and up is required to wear face coverings in indoor public places, with narrow exceptions. Read more about the ordinance at covid19.okc.gov, including frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Public health officials say face coverings are key to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Cases have declined in the metro since Oklahoma City’s emergency mask order was first put in place July 17.
Visit covid19.okc.gov for the latest on COVID-19 in Oklahoma City, including data, resources and links to reliable information.
This press release was produced by the City of Oklahoma City. The views expressed here are the author’s own.