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Washtenaw County Health Department holding free mask pick up events

Close-up of KN95 or N95 face mask on wooden surface, San Ramon, California, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
Close-up of KN95 or N95 face mask on wooden surface, San Ramon, California, September 18, 2020. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) (Smith Collection/Gado)

YPSILANTI, Mich.Story update: Due to high demand and limited supply, there will be no masks for walk-ins on Saturday, Feb. 6. Masks will be available for those who were able to reserve masks ahead of time for this date.

The Washtenaw County Health Department will be giving away free KN95 adult masks and children’s masks at two upcoming events.

Members of the public are welcome to pick up the masks at the Health Department’s Play Space at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti.

Pick up times:

Saturday, Jan. 30: 2-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6: 2-5 p.m.

Adult KN95 masks and single-use children’s mask packs will be available for pick up. Adult masks come in sealed packs of five and children’s masks come in sealed packs of 10.

The Health Department received the masks from the state of Michigan to distribute to community members.

“Masks continue to be an effective and important way to limit the spread of COVID-19,” read a news release. “Reduce your risk of being exposed to COVID-19 by wearing a mask when out in public.”

The website to reserve masks has been disabled.

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