TUCKER, Ga. (May 15, 2020) – The City of Tucker Friday began distributing more than a thousand masks to senior and long-term care facilities throughout the City. The medical grade masks are being given out as part of an initiative announced by Mayor Frank Auman before his State of the City Address earlier this month.
“Our team reached out to all nursing home, senior facilities and personal care homes to see what the need was,” said Economic Development Director John McHenry. “Today, we are meeting that need. We want to offer the employees and the residents some peace of mind during an otherwise worrisome time.”
In total, the City purchased 6,400 masks for distribution among care facilities, small businesses and residents in need. The masks were purchased with budgeted money that had been earmarked for a number of projects cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus.
Outreach to small businesses, specifically those with customer contact, will begin next week. The City is organizing dates and locations for giveaways to the general public. Those giveaway events are likely to take place next week, as well.
“We will be working closely with the faith and non-profit communities to make these masks available to as many residents as possible,” McHenry said.
Tucker is currently under a state of emergency, in accordance with the latest executive order by Governor Brian Kemp. Mayor Auman issued his own order last month for an extension on occupational taxes in the City through the end of May