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Michigan distributing 3.5M free masks as part of 'Mask Up, Mask Right' campaign

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 12:07:02-05

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is distributing 3.5 million free masks as part of the state's Mask Up, Mask Right campaign.

The free KN95 masks will be distributed by community organizations, including local MDHHS offices, health departments and Area Agency on Aging offices.

“We are urging Michiganders to Mask Up and Mask Right to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities from COVID-19,” said MDHHS Director Robert Gordon in a press release. “Wearing the right kind of mask is important. Today’s distribution of effective masks will help more Michiganders limit the spread of COVID to save lives and get back to normal sooner.”

Some agencies will further distribute the masks to local partners such as homeless shelters.

Residents who need masks can pick one up from partner sites across the state. Find a distribution site at Michigan.gov/MaskUpMichigan or call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136.

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