Newport News mayor to give away 4,200 face masks amid fight against COVID-19

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Because of a delivery bottleneck for professional face masks during covid-19 pandemic a lot of people started to organize DIY production of face masks at home. (Getty)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS is getting ready to give away face masks to vulnerable residents, young people, first responders, essential personnel, and community volunteers throughout the city on Tuesday.

The event is part of the United States Conference of Mayors’ national Masks for Mayors initiative and is not open to the public.

Mayor Price will be visiting several locations throughout the city.

Price received  4,200 protective face masks to distribute to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of June 2, Newport News had 291 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak; 10 have died.

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