Courtesy of San Benito County:
San Benito County and the City of Hollister partnered with the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce to provide free face coverings to community non-profit groups and residents that are in need of face coverings to be in compliance with the pending Public Health Order issued by the San Benito County Health Officer.
Face coverings are defined as: a scarf or bandana; a neck gaiter; a homemade covering made from a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or towel, held on with rubber bands or otherwise; or a mask, which need not be medical-grade. A face covering may be factory-made, or may be handmade and improvised from ordinary household materials. The face covering should be comfortable, so that the wearer can breathe comfortably through the nose and does not have to adjust it frequently, so as to avoid touching the face.
Please avoid acquiring medical grade face masks for personal use. Nationally, supplies are still limited and they are needed for health care and first responders.
If you already have an adequate face covering, please allow community members who have yet to acquire appropriate face coverings and have no other means to acquire a face covering to be prioritized as stock is limited
San Benito County Office of Emergency Services is coordinating with area non-profit groups that may have members that need for face coverings. Please call 636-4168 for information.
There will be a drive-thru face covering distribution event:
Saturday, April 25th 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (or until stock is gone)
Location: Winn Alley from Fifth Street (next door to the San Benito County Office of Education). Social distancing and contactless delivery will be practiced for this event.
Face-covering distribution will be limited to stock on hand. Again, if you already have an adequate face covering, please allow community members who have yet to acquire appropriate face coverings and have no other means to acquire a face covering to be prioritized as stock is limited.
*** A stock of face-coverings have also been provided to First Five and the Community Food Bank for their weekend food distribution events.