MASKS - Gov. Abbott announces free masks at mobile testing sites
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today (6/24/20) announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, will begin distributing 3-ply surgical masks to every Texan who undergoes COVID-19 testing at state-run mobile test collection sites. Beginning tomorrow, each Texan who receives a COVID-19 test at a state-run mobile testing site will be provided with four masks to take home with them. Texans can find a testing site near them by visiting TDEM’s COVID-19 Test Collection Site map.
“Wearing a mask or facial covering in public is an effective way for Texans to protect themselves and others from the transmission of COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “This program helps ensure that Texans have the resources they need to effectively mitigate the spread of this virus and keep themselves and their communities safe. I continue to urge all Texans to do their part by taking necessary precautions that will reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our state.”
Well in today’s City of Fort Worth Update we are now required to wear masks in Tarrant County. The Tarrant County Medical Society Dr. Rogers and Dr. Baily of the American Medical Association right here in Tarrant County were part of the program and announcement too. Wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of the virus. If you wear a mask you can be a good, caring friend and it is the compassionate thing to do. Dr. Baily mentioned that they are following the science and research, which is a process and a journey to find a cure and vaccine. It is not just for big Cities. the Burleson Mayor and Arlington Mayor were at the meeting along with our own Mayor Betsy Price. It a “not want to” it is a “MUST HAVE TO” now. The important things to remember is 1) Wear the mask 2) Wash your hands 3) Keep social distancing. Remember masking is a tool to fight the virus so join the team and wear the mask. Fort Worth is a city that fights to win and waring the mask can help.