Thurston County Distributing More Than 128,000 Cloth Masks for Low-Income Individuals and Families

Local organizations will make masks available to families and people who fall below the 200% poverty level


Submitted by Thurston County

Thurston County Emergency Management (TCEM) will be distributing close to 128,500 cloth masks to local organizations to aid in the distribution to local families and individuals that fall below the 200% federal poverty level.

The mask distribution, as directed by the Governor’s Office through the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), is intended to help protect low income families and individuals and help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It also provides access to masks for low income individuals as the public health guidelines encourage use.

The first shipment of masks is expected to arrive either today, Friday, June 19, or early next week from the SEOC. TCEM will deliver the masks to each organization as they receive shipments.

Organizations and Mask Distribution Numbers:

Thurston County Food Bank 53,370
Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE) 4,000
South Sound Senior Services 6,000
Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia (CIELO) 5,000
Community Action Council 10,000
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) 5,000
Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF) Community Services 15,000
Salvation Army 5,000
South Sound YMCA 20,000
County Reserve – Will Distribute as Needed 5,000
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