Reid Community Benefit provides 20,000 masks for distribution
Thanks to Reid Health Community Benefit, food pantries and a few other organizations are in the process of distributing 20,000 masks to help in the continued fight against the spread of COVID-19 infections.
"We know that 'masking up' is crucial to minimizing
community spread of the COVID-19 virus," said Angela Cline, Director, Reid
Health Community Benefit. "We are grateful to see so many in the community
doing their part to protect others. However, we know for some it may be
difficult to obtain masks that will hold up with continued wear. So we teamed
up with food pantries to provide reusable, washable cloth makes to distribute."
More than 35 pantries responded and are in the process of
distributing them across eight regional counties, she said. Masks were also
provided to regional chambers, Lifestream, the Wayne County Highway Department
and the NAACP.
Masks are required to be worn in public spaces and inside
businesses in Indiana and Ohio. Reid Health also requires anyone entering any
of its facilities to wear a mask.