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Gov. Abbott, TDEM to provide free masks to all Texans tested at state-run COVID-19 mobile testing sites

He made the comments during Tuesday morning’s Smith County Commissioners Court meeting — the...
He made the comments during Tuesday morning’s Smith County Commissioners Court meeting — the second meeting the public was allowed to attend in person since March. Residents still have the option to watch the meetings via livestream and to provide public comment via phone.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 1:55 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, will begin distributing 3-ply surgical masks to every Texan who undergoes COVID-19 testing at state-run mobile test collection sites.

Beginning tomorrow, each Texan who receives a COVID-19 test at a state-run mobile testing site will be provided with four masks to take home with them.

Texans can find a testing site near them by visiting TDEM’s COVID-19 Test Collection Site map.

“Wearing a mask or facial covering in public is an effective way for Texans to protect themselves and others from the transmission of COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “This program helps ensure that Texans have the resources they need to effectively mitigate the spread of this virus and keep themselves and their communities safe. I continue to urge all Texans to do their part by taking necessary precautions that will reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our state.”

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