Coronavirus: Clark County officials to distribute more than 100,000 masks

A customer walks out of Lowes in Springfield with a mask. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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A customer walks out of Lowes in Springfield with a mask. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Clark County officials are working to distribute more than 100,000 face coverings to residents as cases related to the coronavirus pandemic continue to rise.

Face coverings will be distributed at two locations in the county on Saturday in concurrence with a planned national Drug Takeback Day event that will be held by the sheriff’s office.

The locations where residents can pick up those face coverings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be:

  • Springview Government Center, 3130 E. Main St., Springfield
  • Tecumseh High School, 9830 W. National Rd., New Carlisle

The distribution is a partnership between the Clark County Commissioners, the City of Springfield, the county’s Emergency Management Agency and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that Clark County had been placed on a watch-list for counties that are at risk of moving to purple - the highest level - on the Ohio Public Health Advisory system that tracks the spread of the coronavirus.

Clark county is currently classified as red on that system. Both the county and the City of Springfield have recently spent $20,000 using federal relief dollars to provide face coverings to local residents and organizations.

Earlier this week, the county’s Emergency Management Agency distributed more than 36,000 masks to several local agencies.

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