Free cloth masks offered at Metro Parks community centers Saturday

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Posted at 12:22 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 10:10:14-04

Update: The mask giveaways at the below locations have been postponed for Saturday. Metro Public Health Department says this is a precaution that will allow them more time to learn about the masks from state officials. The postponement follows the discovery that the masks are treated with registered pesticide.

Free cloth masks will once again be offered Saturday at several locations throughout Davidson County.

Drive-through centers are set up at four Metro Parks community centers.

Masks will be handed out from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Hartman Park Community Center - 2801 Tucker Road, Nashville, TN 37218
  • Bellevue Regional Community Center - 7638 A Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221
  • Madison Community Center - 550 North Dupont Avenue, Madison, TN 37115
  • Smith Springs Community Center - 2801 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, TN 37217

Each person will receive two cloth masks.

Cloth masks should not be worn by children under 2 years old, or by those whose health would be jeopardized by wearing one.

In addition to wearing masks, the public is urged to follow the following guidelines from the CDC in order to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC. Do not gather in groups larger than 25.
  • Stay at home, unless leaving your home is absolutely necessary because you have medical needs or are an essential worker.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay away from others in your home if you are sick.