Biden Administration Begins Countrywide Mask Distribution Initiative
Written by Site Hub on February 25, 2021
The Biden Administration have announced that 60,000 food pantries and over 1,300 community centers will be receiving high quality masks from the government over the next few months.
The masks will be reusable and come in adult and child sizes.
White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients gave a statement addressing the new initiative:
“Not all Americans are wearing masks regularly, not all Americans have access and not all masks are equal,” Zients said. “With this action, we are helping to level the playing field, giving vulnerable populations quality, well-fitted masks.”
The initiative will be carried out through a coordinated effort between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.