Houston Recovers: Mayor Turner joins local celebrities to launch the Mask Up! campaign and announce mask distribution sites
Mayor Sylvester Turner this week announced MASK UP!, a grassroots public health information campaign to encourage Houstonians to safeguard themselves from potential exposure to COVID-19. (mask distribution sites listed below)
The mayor, along with the Mayor’s Health Equity Response (HER) Task Force, recruited some of Houston's top celebrities to serve
as campaign ambassadors to help spread the message.
Olympic gold medalist and world champion gymnast Simone Biles,
Major League Baseball World Series Champion Carols Correa, and Houston rapper – the Boss of All Bosses – Slim Thug are doing their part to educate Houstonians on why face masks and social distancing are crucial in the fight against COVID-19
The public health campaign will focus primarily on the Complete Communities and other “at-risk” neighborhoods with large
percentages of residents living with health conditions that make them vulnerable to contracting the virus.
Council Member received surgical masks to distribute to their most at-risk constituents. The masks will be distributed while supplies last.
Saturday, April 25
District D Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
11 a.m. Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
9314 Cullen Blvd.
District F City Council
member Tiffany Thomas
4 p.m. Crump Stadium located in Alief ISD.
12321 High Star Dr
District I City Council
Member Robert Gallegos
9 - 11 a.m. Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church
Monday, April 27
District A Council Member Amy Peck
9 - 10 a.m.(all locations) *Locations will be drive up only.
The order requires individuals over the age of 10 to wear a face covering, which can be a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief.
For up-to-date Houston-specific COVID-19 recovery information, visit www.houstonrecovers.org/covid19.
For information about the city's ongoing response to COVID-19, visit [www.houstonemergency.org/covid19]www.houstonemergency.org/covid19