This week, the Cover Durham program, in association with the Community Health Coalition, distributed nearly 21,000 face coverings. These include polypropylene and cotton masks from Original Mattress Factory, hand-sewn masks, and a large shipment of cotton masks provided by CAARE. That makes a total of 43,465 distributed this month.
Cover Durham continues to focus its efforts on Durham’s Hispanic population, which has been disproportionately hit by COVID-19. This week, the Community Health Coalition (CHC) made a large delivery to a church, in addition to distributing 10,115 masks to various bakeries, beauty salons, restaurants, and other small businesses.
BikeDurham received 1,700 more face coverings to distribute to passengers who use the transit system. buses.
In addition to the Community Health Coalition and Bike Durham distributions, 9,075 face masks were also delivered to churches with services in Spanish, local community organizations, food pantries, two Hispanic soccer leagues, two daycare centers, and Lincoln Community Health Center. These organizations and institutions, in turn, distribute the masks to the people who need it most, including construction workers, janitorial staff, and low-income families.
City Hall On The Go did a great job at Damar Court and Club Boulevard, delivering 1,000 masks at both sites.
Cover Durham is a program dedicated to distributing free face coverings to residents who live in Durham County.