Coronavirus: Clark County EMA to distribute free masks in Springfield, Bethel Twp.

Michelle Clements-Pitstick, director of the Clark County EMA, opens up one of the cases filled with thousands of masks that they will distribute in the county to try and slow down the rise in COVID-19 cases in the county. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Michelle Clements-Pitstick, director of the Clark County EMA, opens up one of the cases filled with thousands of masks that they will distribute in the county to try and slow down the rise in COVID-19 cases in the county. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency will distribute free masks to residents this weekend in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the county.

The EMA will host three distribution events:

  • 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday at Springview Government, 3130 E. Main St., Springfield
  • 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Bethel Twp. Fire Dept., 3333 Lake Rd., Medway
  • 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday in the former Kroger parking lot, 1822 S. Limestone St. in Springfield.
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“Wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing is the most important thing you can do to slow the spread of COVID-19,” EMA Director Michelle Clements-Pitstick said. “We want to make sure we can get these masks into the hands of as many residents as possible.”

Clark County and the City of Springfield recently spent $20,000 in CARES Act funding to provide masks to local residents and organizations. Last week, the EMA distributed more than 36,000 masks to local agencies including Second Harvest Food Bank, St. Vincent De Paul, Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Springfield Soup Kitchen.

About 2,000 masks were also distributed to residents as part of National Drug Takeback Day on Oct. 24.

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