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Duluth Branch NAACP to Distribute Free Facemasks

12 Apr 2020 9:51 AM | Communications Committee (Administrator)

Two humans wearing paper facemasks.Photo by Julian Wan on Unsplash

Due to COVID-19 disproportionately affecting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, and income disparities preventing families from acquiring face masks, the Duluth NAACP will be prioritizing distributing free cloth face masks to members of BIPOC communities at the Central Hillside Community Center parking lot, Monday, April 13, 6:00PM-7:30PM, and at Memorial Park in West Duluth Thursday, April 16, 5:00PM-7:00PM.

Please practice appropriate social distancing measures when picking up face masks. If community members would like to drop off cloth masks for this campaign, please do so at this time or donate to Twin Ports Mask Brigade.

It is also important for the community at large to be aware of biases held toward BIPOC wearing masks, and to actively work to eliminate this biased thinking.

For more information on how cloth face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.