City of Dallas seeks cloth mask donations
Calling all volunteers.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Dallas is accepting pre-made face coverings and/or materials needed to make face coverings from the community. This effort is to ensure all Dallas residents are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community members who are interested in donating pre-made face coverings and/or materials must follow these important guidelines. The guidelines are set in place to keep community members and City staff safe.
Face covering donations can be dropped off at the Teen Tech Center at 4500 Spring Ave Dallas, TX 75210 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors must wear face coverings when dropping off donations. To practice social distancing, donations may also be mailed to the address above with a label that reads “FACE COVERINGS.”
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
When wearing a face covering, the CDC also recommends that it covers your nose and mouth in a community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected, but do not show symptoms.
In April 2020, Dr. Isaacs, Medical Director for the City of Dallas, provided the Dallas City Council Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Human and Social Recovery and Assistance an update on the impacts of wearing face coverings. To get the latest information on the City’s COVID-19 response, visit the City’s website.
Written by Anastasia Reed