Coronavirus: Clark County to host two free mask distribution events this week

Michelle Clements-Pitstick, director of the Clark County Emergency Management Agency, passes out free COVID-19 masks at Enon Park on Nov. 13 as part of the county's efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The EMA will host two free mask distribution events this week. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Michelle Clements-Pitstick, director of the Clark County Emergency Management Agency, passes out free COVID-19 masks at Enon Park on Nov. 13 as part of the county's efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The EMA will host two free mask distribution events this week. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency will host two free mask distribution events this week in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county.

The first event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the parking lot of the Upper Valley Mall located at 1475 Upper Valley Pike in Springfield.

The second event will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the former Kroger parking lot located at 1822 S. Limestone St. in Springfield.

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At both sites, residents are encouraged to look for the EMA truck in the parking lot to find the exact location of the distribution. For more information on the events, contact 937-521-2031 or 937-521-2176.

Funding for the masks comes from CARES Act Funding given to Clark County and the City of Springfield. The county has hosted a handful of maks distribution events since receiving the funding.

Clark County had 6,386 cases, 157 deaths and five probable cases of the coronavirus as of Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.