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Mayor, Tucson City Council hold citywide free face mask distribution event

Posted at 7:05 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 15:47:41-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Mayor Regina Romero and Tucson City Council held a citywide free mask distribution event Saturday, July 18.

Romero and City Council member Paul Durham visited the Donna R. Liggins Recreation Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave., at 7 a.m., and then Tucson House, 1501 N. Oracle Rd., at 10:15 a.m.

In a news release from city of Tucson, the #MaskUpTucson event was held throughout the city at six locations, one location in each Ward, where the community can get washable face coverings for themselves and their families.

The city has obtained 56,000 washable ear loop cloth masks and each location will have 8,000 masks available for those who have not been able to get them.

In efforts to maintain social distancing, each location will be set up as a drive-thru method, where anyone can drive-up to the site, advise how many masks they need, where the masks will then be passed on to the individual. Bike-up and walk-up are also welcomed at the sites.

Below are locations available from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.:

  • Ward 1 Mission Manor Park, Main Parking Lot, 5900 S 12th Ave.
  • Ward2 Udall Recreation Center, Main Parking Lot, 7200 E Tanque Verde Road
  • Ward3 / Mayor’s Office Donna Liggins Recreation Center, Main Parking Lot, 2160 N 6th Ave.
  • Ward4 Lincoln Park, Main Parking Lot, 4325 S. Pantano Road
  • Ward5 El Pueblo Recreation Center, Main Parking Lot, 101 W. Irvington Road
  • Ward6 Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E 1st St.

Mayor, council members, staff, and City staff used appropriate PPE and social distancing while distributing the masks.

According to city of Tucson, 30,000 masks were distributed Saturday. Ward 1 and Ward 5 ran out of masks completely, and the remaining masks from the rest of the wards will be decided how they will be divided.

City Council Members are expected to give an update regarding how the masks will be distributed.