Take a pair.

By this point in the pandemic, you may be a pro at recycling, restocking, and, hell, even making your masks to curb the spread of Covid-19. But many people may also be dreading another pricey Amazon order or trip to the store.

King County wants to ease that burden. The county recently purchased 25 million cloth and disposable masks that it’s distributing through community organization and popup events. The latest giveaway is today in Shoreline, where any King County resident can drive up to the district court facility between 1 and 5pm and receive two reusable cloth masks, or as many as 12 per vehicle, depending on the number of people in the household.

The event follows last Tuesday’s drive-through handout in Federal Way and the expansion of the state’s face covering mandate to include all common indoor spaces, such as apartment building lounges and laundry rooms (wear a mask while you wash another!).

While anyone can take advantage of this ongoing public health initiative, the program is intended to help vulnerable members of the greater Seattle community secure protection for themselves and their loved ones. Consider how much of a burden your latest mask order really is; do you need to divert those resources away from others who are less fortunate?

At the same time, 25 million masks is a lot. And the only thing worse than needlessly taking a mask is not wearing one at all.


King County Face Covering Distribution

Shoreline District Court Facility, 18050 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline

Tuesday, July 28 from 1–5pm

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