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Covid masks available for low-income families

 


The Washington State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has coordinated the purchase and distribution of cloth masks to low-income persons throughout the state of Washington. The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center in Unified Command with Public Health has received masks dedicated for this county. The agency is working closely with community partners listed below to get these masks to anyone that has an income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and is in need of a mask. To check the qualifying income amounts, go to https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. They have a PDF chart on the right-hand side of the page that breaks down family size and annual income.

Partners participating in the distribution at this time are:

Klickitat County Public Health Department (No walk-ins due to office closure, please call)

o Goldendale 509-773-4565 or White Salmon 509-493-1558

• State Dept. of Social & Health Services (DSHS)

o Distributed at family visits (No walk-ins or calls due to the office closure)

• Pregnancy Resource Center (Available to clients, no walk-ins)

• Programs for Peaceful living

• WAGAP (Pick Up through Food Bank or call for appointment)

o Goldendale 509-493-2662

https://www.wagap.org/food-banks-nutrition (locations)

• Schools (Goldendale, Centerville, Trout Lake)

o Will be contacting families on the reduced or free lunch program.

Each person will receive two masks per person in their family. Please only pickup once per family.

There are many businesses and entire counties—Hood River and Yakima for example—that require masks be worn by everyone when out in public.

 

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