Broome County Gives Away Thousands of Facial Coverings
Broome County is holding another distribution of cloth masks for residents who need required face coverings.
The County has 15,000 masks to give out at Otsiningo Park June 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until gone.
Residents are allowed one mask per person and a limit of five masks per household.
Past distributions of masks in the county have seen cars lined up well in advance of the start of the events.
With the wearing of face-coverings still mandated by the governor, some residents may find their masks becoming tattered.
Layered material medical masks are designed for single use and disposal while other coverings, like N-95 respirators can be sanitized a couple times before they should be discarded. Cloth masks and face coverings should be washed in the regular laundry every three wears.
Meanwhile, the county is closing its personal protection equipment donation site on Wayne Street in Endwell this week.