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CHI handing out 15,000 free masks on Saturday

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 11:10:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In an effort to protect community members and thank them for their support these past few months, CHI Health will be handing out 15,000 free protective masks at three different locations in the metro Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Anyone who would like a free mask is encouraged to drive through the designated distribution sites located at CHI Health McAuley Fogelstrom Center, Salvation Army Kroc Center or CHI Health CUMC University Campus. Masks will be handed out while supplies last.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson wanted to ensure CHI Health could help protect the community while also preserving vital personal protective equipment for health care workers. CHI Health had thousands of washable, two-ply poly cotton blend masks made in an effort to help keep individuals inside and outside our hospitals safe.