City of Savannah giving out free cloth face masks to the community

The City of Savannah is distributing 4,500 cloth face coverings for free to the community.

Through a partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Los Angeles-based apparel company Bella Canvas donated these coverings to the City.

Savannahians can pick up a cloth face covering at the front desk of City Hall during normal business hours or at the following Savannah Fire stations:

·Station 4 – 2401 Augusta Ave. in West Savannah

·Station 9 – 2235 Capital Ave. on the eastside behind Savannah High School

·Station 11 – 11844 Apache Ave. on the southside behind the Savannah Mall

·Station 13 – 11 Mckenna Dr. near the airport

Savannah Fire personnel will distribute the face coverings at these locations from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22 while supplies last.

Firefighters will be wearing PPE during distribution, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Savannah Fire has not resumed station house tours or walk-in blood pressure check services. Fire stations remain closed to the public.

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to cover their nose and mouth in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like grocery stores and pharmacies. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2 and should be washed and dried regularly.

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