BURLINGTON, N.C. — The state of North Carolina is requiring the use of face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. It's all part of the state'sSafer At Home Phase 2 plan. Phase 2 is set to end on August 7th.
Health officials say cloth face coverings can reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Face coverings, however, are not a substitute for staying 6 feet apart, washing hands, and staying home when sick.
The City of Burlington is teaming up with the Alamance County Health Department and the United Way of Alamance County to hold a free face mask giveaway. The city plans on giving away a total of 30,000 face mask. Each person will receove two masks. People can also request another pack of two masks for a family member or friend, if needed.
Free Face Mask Giveaway Distribution Locations:
- Monday, July 27th 5:00-7:00pm (or as supplies last), North Park, 849 Sharpe Road
- Tuesday, July 28th 5:00-7:00pm (or as supplies last), Joe Davidson Park, 3715 Rural Retreat Rd