Disposable Mask Distribution
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based spread. These face coverings are to protect others. Unfortunately this virus does not have a play book. An individual can look and feel fine but still be a carrier of COVID-19. Because you can be asymptomatic and spread this virus, these face covering are an added layer of protection for you and me. The N-95 respirator masks are critical supplies that should be reserved for heatlhcare professionals and other first responders.
Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued an order requiring residents to cover their faces in public. This is an additional action to slow the spread of the novel coronovirus. Residents 10 and older are asked to cover their nose and mouth when outside the home at all times except when exercising, eating or drinking; the exceptions also include when individuals are alone, at home with roommates or family, or when wearing a mask poses greater risk to security, mental or physical health. The order is effective Monday, April 27th and will last 30 days.
I have received 2,000 masks for distribution this weekend in District K. Please note these are the disposable masks and should be reserved for people who have no other alternatives. If you have a bandana or scarf those can work just as well. There are also YouTube videos that explain how to make no-sew face coverings. Click here for YouTube instructions.
We have delivered 500 masks to Carl David Evans, Fort Bend Super Neighborhood President to distribute throughout Fort Bend Houston. Feel free to contact him if you are in need of a mask.
On tomorrow, April 25th, Melvin Hopkins and Joe Gatson will be at Townwood Park with 800 additional masks at 8:00 am. Please drive up, stay in your car and they will hand the mask to you through the window. To keep everyone safe this is not a time for talking and socializing.
We are also working on plans for a bigger distribution with more mask for Tuesday, April 28th. As more plans are finalized, I will let you know. Stay safe and healthy!