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City and IndyGo to distribute almost 190K free face coverings to Marion County residents

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 15:01:09-04

INDIANAPOLIS —The City of Indianapolis announced a new partnership with IndyGo on Friday to distribute free face covering to Marion County residents.

Any Marion County resident in need of a mask can visit the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, where nearly 190,000 face coverings will be given out Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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“Face coverings represent one of the most basic yet crucial strategies to halting the spread of COVID-19,” Matt Giffin, deputy director for strategic initiatives in the Office of Public Health and Safety, said. “Our partnership with IndyGo will enhance the safety of riders, their families, and the Indianapolis community at large.”

As part of the funding from the Federal CARES Act, the City has appropriated $3 million for the free face coverings.

Those interested in requesting a free face covering can do so at indy.gov/masks.