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County to give out free masks on Thursday, Aug. 13

St. Charles County hosts a “Mask Up Pick-Up” event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway. Packets of 10 disposable masks are available at no charge through this program.

This event is for St. Charles County residents only.

Approximately 30,000 masks will be distributed in front of Gate 3. Each resident will receive 10 free disposable masks which have been placed in bags by workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Those distributing them at this event will be wearing masks and gloves as well. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while picking up their masks.

“It is our hope that those who are not wearing masks because they don’t have them will stop by, and that they will continue seeking out places to find additional masks they may need to get through this pandemic,” County Executive Steve Ehlmann said. “It is extremely important for us all to wear masks while in public to help protect the community from this highly contagious disease.”

To date, nearly 500,000 masks have been distributed throughout the county. The masks are funded through the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Residents who are unable to attend the Aug. 13 event can pick up masks at branches of the St. Charles City-County Library.

Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, should call the St. Charles County Public Health Information Hotline at (636) 949-1899. For information regarding COVID-19 and updated statistics, visit sccmo.org/COVID.

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