St. Tammany Parish Government Obtains Masks for Distribution
St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced today that St. Tammany Parish Government will furnish approximately 90,000 donated masks to municipalities and Parish Fire Districts this week for distribution to the public. The washable, reusable masks were given to St. Tammany Parish Government by Hanes through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOSHEP).
“We are certainly grateful to GOSHEP for making this possible, and to Hanes for their donation. We are asking everyone to wear masks when out in public to continue to help slow the spread, and this will give people a chance to get a mask if they don’t have one,” Cooper said. “Our catch phrase is ‘Slow the pace, cover your face,’ and we appreciate the chance to give these out to help facilitate this preventative step.”
“These masks will fill a need for some who may not have access to masks, or who have not had a chance to get a reusable mask,” said Clarence Powe, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. “As we continue to work with our municipalities and partner agencies, we continue to come together to slow the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the public’s help in this community response.”
The individual municipalities and Fire Districts will distribute the masks to the public following their receipt of the masks. St. Tammany Parish Government will share the distribution information when it becomes available.
For information on the dos and don’ts of wearing a face covering, visit the Centers For Disease Control website, here, for more information. For information on how to make your own mask, visit this link from the St. Tammany Parish Library.
St. Tammany Parish Extended Stay At Home Order issued April 7, 2020
St. Tammany Parish Executive Stay At Home Order issued March 23, 2020
Emergency Declaration issued March 17, 2020
Emergency Declaration issued March 13, 2020
St. Tammany Parish Government
Office of Governor John Bel Edwards
Louisiana Department of Health