City of Houston to distribute more masks to Kingwood on May 7
The city of Houston will be distributing 2,500 surgical masks on May 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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If Kingwood residents missed the city of Houston's mask distribution on April 30, they will have a second chance this week to get free surgical masks. The Houston City Council District E office will distribute 2,500 surgical masks to the Kingwood community May 7, according to a news release from Houston Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin's office.
Just last week, more than 1,000 masks were given to local residents from the Kingwood Community Center on April 30. The drive-thru site will be open at 8 a.m. at the Kingwood Park & Ride at 3210 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood. The site will remain open until all 2,500 masks are dispersed, and each vehicle will get four masks, per the release.
The mask distribution comes after Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 27 that while entities cannot issue fines or penalties for not wearing face masks, he strongly recommends residents do wear masks as the state begins to reopen.
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.