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Palm Beach County Residents To Receive Reusable Masks In The Mail

Amy Beth Bennett
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Shoppers and employees wear masks at Trader Joe's grocery store in Boca Raton.

Palm Beach County will mail every household two reusable masks to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Mayor Dave Kerner announced Friday afternoon.

The county has a high concentration of seniors who need to be protected, he said.

“There are people on the streets who are dying.”

Kerner said it was good public policy to order 1.5 million masks that can be washed and worn again. Two will be sent to all 660,000 households — about 1.3 million of the masks — and the remaining 200,000 will be put aside for people who ask for more or have a problem with the first delivery.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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