Free mask distribution continues at specific vaccination sites

New Bedford, Massachusetts – MaskNB, an initiative announced last year by Mayor Jon Mitchell continues mask distribution. Distribution of free masks as part of MaskNB began in May 2020 and has continued with more than 100,000 masks provided to New Bedford residents. Residents are asked to limit their mask requests to those in their household and/or any elderly or vulnerable neighbors. Residents being vaccinated can pick up masks at New Bedford’s Vaccine sites.
Vaccine sites can be found by calling the City of New Bedford COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center: 508-984-2661.

Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the MaskNB initiative in May 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the wearing of cloth face coverings in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain; cloth face coverings are not a substitute for medical-grade masks, but provide more protection against the spread of viruses than not covering one’s face. More information about the use and effectiveness of cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is available here.