ENFIELD — Chief Edward N. Richards would like to encourage community members to attend the upcoming free mask giveaway hosted by Masks for Heroes Connecticut Chapter and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.
“We would like to invite our community members to join us in receiving free face masks courtesy of Mask For Heroes,” said Chief Richards. “These surgical masks help to prevent people from contracting COVID-19 and are a safe way to ensure the respiratory disease doesn’t continue to spread. We would like to remind all residents that these masks should be worn when it isn’t possible to remain socially distant.”
Thursday, June 4 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Enfield High School, 1264 Enfield St.
Masks for Heroes Connecticut Chapter, in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, will be distributing masks to anyone in the general community who wishes to pick up masks for their personal use.
To abide by social distancing and health guidelines, volunteers will be placing bags directly into open trunks to limit contact. Masks will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis.
Town officials would like to remind community members that face masks or cloth face coverings must now be worn in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, per an order by Gov. Lamont on April 20. The order requires anyone in public unable to remain socially distant, a minimum of six feet away from others, to wear a face covering. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still advises those wearing a face covering to practice social distancing in public when possible, as COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted through respiratory droplets produced when someone with the virus talks, sneezes our coughs. Wearing a face covering helps prevent those who may have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic from passing the virus to others, according to the CDC.
Sponsors of the event include: Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Windsor Federal Bank, Troiano Oil Company, Paine’s Inc, Suffield Rotary Club, Mark’s Auto Parts, River Valley Veterinary Center, Enfield Republican Town Committee, North Central CT Professional Business Women and the Town of Somers.
Anyone with further questions may contact Mary Ann Turner at 860–306-2023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Masks For Heroes:
Masks for Heroes is a grassroots volunteer group that has distributed over one million surgical masks to 160 towns and cities throughout Connecticut. Masks for CT is an arm of Masks for Heroes, distributing masks for the general public. Both efforts are conducted in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and 100% of tax deductible donations will go toward protecting the people of Connecticut.