Arlington to distribute free masks to public July 16, 2020

The City of Arlington will distribute thousands of protective face masks to the public for free this week as part of ongoing efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 and help the economy recover.

Tarrant County recently provided the City with thousands of disposable masks, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to the public during a one-day, drive-thru event. Arlington residents are invited to pick up one box of 50 masks per vehicle between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 16, 2020. (No ID necessary.) Thanks to a partnership with Arlington ISD, this event will be held in the parking lot of the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center, 2101 Browning Drive in East Arlington. The Texas Rangers have also generously donated cloth masks, which will also be available while supplies last.

Masks and face coverings are important tools in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Because of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, both Tarrant County and the State have issued orders requiring the use of masks or face coverings at businesses or in public where social distancing is not possible. The county order, in effect through 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020, applies to all entities in Tarrant County that provide goods or services directly to the public.

The City of Arlington is working to ensure the health and safety of residents, visitors, and businesses during this public health emergency.

Arlington has already distributed approximately 200,000 protective masks, which were generously donated by Tarrant County, as part of the City’s Roadmap to Reopen and Recover.

For more information about the City’s fight against COVID-19 or resources available to residents and businesses in our community, please visit www.arlingtontx.gov/coronavirus.

For the latest COVID-19 news in Arlington, please visit our resource page https://arlingtonnetwork.com/covid/.

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Nikki Frisby
Nikki Frisby
Nikki is an Arlington, Texas native who loves finding hole in the wall restaurants, exploring new cultures, and listening to live music. She is currently a marketing and management double major at the University of Texas at Arlington who is involved in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, American Marketing Association, and LGBTQA Program. As a Yelp Elite member she supports local business and is always up to try new foods.