The Newport News Sheriff’s Office is one of many agencies that received protective cloth masks from Mayor McKinley L. Price. The mayor stopped by the NNSO on June 2nd to make the donation. The mayor has been distributing face masks to vulnerable residents, young people, first responders, essential personnel and community volunteers throughout the city.
The masks are part of the United States Conference of Mayor National Masks for Mayors initiative. Mayor Price received over 4,200 protective face masks give out to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
“We want our residents, first responders and others to stay safe, and wearing a mask or face covering plays a large part in that,” said Price.
Mayor Price made stops at An Achievable Dream Academy to add masks to school meals pick-up. He’s walked in neighborhoods and talked with residents, visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, the Newport News Police Department, the Newport News Department of Public and the city libraries and many other agencies.
More than one million non-medical grade masks and cloth facemasks made by Bella+Canvas, a Los Angeles-based manufacturing company, were distributed nationwide in the Masks for Mayors effort.
Virginia requires any person age ten and older to wear a mask or face covering at all times while in public indoor settings.