St. Charles County’s free mask distribution program to help stop the spread of COVID-19 continues this Saturday with another “Mask Up Pick-Up” event for county residents.
The fourth drive-through event is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Mid Rivers Mall, 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, in the parking lot that is across from the St. Peters Justice Center.
Approximately 30,000 masks will be distributed at the event. Each resident will receive 10 free disposable masks which have been placed in bags by workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Individuals distributing masks at this event will be wearing masks and gloves as well. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles during this event.
County government has provided more than 490,000 masks to area school districts and has made more than 510,000 masks available to the community through churches, non-profit organizations, libraries, businesses, and the Mask Up Pick-Up events.
The county also has distributed more than 65,000 masks to city governments as well as PPE for first responders. Masks also have been provided for all county employees and to the public when entering county buildings and to the Election Authority for election judges and voters.
Masks and PPE are funded through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief and the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Additionally, General Motors Wentzville Assembly Plant donated 105,000 masks.
Anyone unable to attend the Sept. 19 event can visit their local St. Charles City-County Library where the County has provided masks for public distribution.