Free Masks and Sanitizer Available in Green Run Starting Aug. 13

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

​The City of Virginia Beach is partnering with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), the Virginia Beach Community Emergency Response Team (VB CERT) and the Commonwealth's Health Equity Task Force to distribute 20,000 masks and bottles of hand sanitizer to targeted Virginia Beach communities.

Bags will be available in Green Run starting Thursday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Green Run Homes Association office while supplies last.

Green Run Homes Association, 1248 Green Garden Circle
(757) 427-2600

The Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Management is spearheading the effort and the department has recently arranged for Green Run residents to pick up these supplies from the neighborhood association office. Residents simply need to verify their address in order to receive supplies.

Additional distribution events will be held throughout the month of August, with several scheduled in conjunction with free COVID-19 testing hosted by the Virginia Beach Department of Health.

Additional Distribution Events:

  • Saturday, Aug. 15 – Free masks/sanitizer only
    9 a.m. – noon
    Outside Grand Mart International Foods, 649 Newtown Road
  • Saturday, Aug. 22 – Free masks/sanitizer and COVID testing
    10 a.m. – noon
    Lake Edward Park, 704 Hampshire Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 29 – Free masks/sanitizer only
    9 a.m. – noon
    Outside Grand Mart International Foods, 649 Newtown Road

The bags of masks and sanitizer are earmarked for high-risk communities. Bags will also contain information from the Health Equity Task Force on COVID-19, mask-washing instructions, a reminder to complete the 2020 Census and important hurricane preparedness information.

This state-local partnership, launched by Governor Ralph Northam on May 11, is designed to increase equitable access to personal protective equipment and public health information in underserved and historically disadvantaged communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The Health Equity Leadership Task Force identified communities using indicators such as chronic diseases, household income, age, disability status and other important health factors.

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