People can do four things to prevent the spread of coronavirus: thoroughly wash hands, practice social distancing, get tested for COVID-19, and wear a face mask. To help limit the spread of the virus, the City of Beachwood has purchased 10,000 fabric masks to be offered free-of-charge to its residents.
“We want our residents to stay healthy and wear face masks to promote the continued health of our city,” said Beachwood Mayor Martin S. Horwitz. “These masks can be washed and worn multiple times, so they are also healthier for our environment.”
Beachwood residents interested in receiving a free mask for each member of their verified Beachwood household should drive to the Beachwood City Hall parking lot at 25325 Fairmount Blvd. on the following days:
• Sunday, June 7 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Monday, June 8 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
• Tuesday, June 9 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Masks will be distributed in a contactless manner. Signs will be posted to explain the process. Residents will be asked to show their Beachwood driver license (or, in the case of new residents, a utility bill dated within the past 45 days) through their closed car window. Once residency is confirmed, they should either pop their trunk from inside the vehicle or roll down a back window to receive a mask.
“If you’re outside in Beachwood, running errands, or visiting someone who isn’t part of your quarantine household, please: wear a mask,” Mayor Horwitz said.