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State to distribute free masks to those tested at state-run COVID-19 mobile testing sites

Virginians prepare for potential mandate on wearing masks in public
Posted at 2:45 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 15:45:54-04

Governor Greg Abbott has announced all those tested at state-run COVID-19 mobile testing sites will receive free masks.

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 coronavirus testing at state-run mobile sites.

The distribution will begin June 25. Each Texan tested will receive four masks to take home.

"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."

To find your nearest state-run testing site, click here.