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How to get a free face covering from the City of Concord
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Free Face Masks

Over the past 8 months the City of Concord hosted a series of drive-thru face covering distribution events across the community. Staff distributed a maximum of two face coverings per person present.

On June 26, North Carolina entered a statewide executive order mandating the use of face coverings in public places. For more information on the requirements, visit nc.gov/covid19.
 

 

Past events 

Date Location # Distributed
Mon July 6 David W. Phillips Activity Center 240
Mon July 6 Weddington Road Bark Park 259
Tues July 7 James L. Dorton Park 494
Tues July 7 Hartsell Park and Rec. Center 419
Tues July 14 Caldwell Park 422
Sat July 18 Clearwater Arts Center & Studios 264
Tues July 21 Rider Transit Center 256
Sat July 25 El Puente Hispano 900
Thur July 30 Les Myers Park 260
Fri Aug 7 Highland Creek Sports Club 675
Wed Aug 19 Ramsgate Neighborhood 383
Tues Aug 25 Flow Harris Presbyterian Church 85
Thur Sep 3 Roberta Farms Neighborhood 172
Sat Sep 19 El Puente Hispano 532
Sat Sep 26 Barber Scotia 496
Fri Oct 9 Caldwell Park 884
Sat Oct 17 Dream Center 493
Thur Oct 29 Candy Cruise 1572
Fri Nov 13 Big Brother Big Sister 369
Wed Nov 18 Elevation Church 642
Wed Nov 25 Elevation Church 500
Sat Dec 12 Cabarrus Events Arena 834
Sat Dec 19 Cabarrus Events Arena 986
Wed Jan 12 Cabarrus Events Arena 2081
Thur Jan 14 Cabarrus Events Arena 2,600
Fri Jan 22 zMax Dragway 206
Sun Jan 31 Cabarrus Events Arena 270
Mon Feb 8 Cabarrus Events Arena 153
Mon Feb 15 Cabarrus Events Arena 138


Face covering information

What kind of mask is this?

The face coverings we are providing meet CDC guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 (cdc.gov/coronavirus). They are 3-ply, 100% natural cotton with elastic ear loops; finished with antimicrobial chemistry, including copper and silver. They are NOT N95 respirator masks nor surgical masks; not recommended for medical environments. They are machine washable up to 15 times. Children under the age of 2 should not wear a mask. 

Why wear a mask?

Studies show that wearing face coverings can reduce the spread of the coronavirus, especially from people who have the virus but do not know it. People without symptoms may spread the virus through droplets produced when breathing, speaking, or singing. We urge you to wear your mask and keep six feet of distance from others, especially when you are in the public.

How can I make my own face covering?

There are many websites to help you learn how to make your own face coverings. Here is one from the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html

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Learn more about face coverings at cdc.gov.

 

Local COVID-19 Resources

Cabarrus County residents can turn to the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) for ongoing information related to COVID-19 and other public health concerns. CHA provides updates through its website, cabarrushealth.org. Spanish and American Sign Language resources are also available. You can also call the Health Information Line at 704-920-1213 or email healthinfo@cabarrushealth.org. Follow CHA using @CabarrusHealth on Facebook and Twitter.

Additional resources: Previous COVID-19 updates from the City of Concord NC pauses in Safer at Home Phase 2 Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Concord Cabarrus County Government event and facility schedule updates Cabarrus Health Alliance Coronavirus Information Actualizaciónes en espanol de La Alianza de Salud de Cabarrus NC Dept of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response CDC Coronavirus resources