Mask distribution to continue in New bedford

The City of Attleboro has reinstated a mask mandate for city buildings. (FILE)

NEW BEDFORD, MASS (WLNE) –  Additional mask distribution efforts through July and August were announced on Friday.

This was announced through MaskNB, an initiative announced earlier this year by New Bedford Mayor, Jon Mitchell.

Distribution of masks began in May and continued through with over 52,000 masks provided to residents.

Walk-up distribution sites are planned for neighborhood residents and ward-based distribution will continue by drive-through systems for cars.

Each distribution will continue to observe social distancing, in the New Bedford middle schools’ parking lots.

Ward-Based Mask Distribution at City’s Middle Schools goes as follows:

– Wards 1 & 2
Saturday, July 18 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Normandin Middle School, 81 Felton Street
(use Orleans Street entrance)

– Wards 3 & 4
Saturday, August 1 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway
Boulevard

– Wards 5 & 6
Saturday, August 8 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 119 Frederick
Street

Neighborhood Level Walk-Up Mask Distribution goes as follows:

Riverside Park – Tuesday, July 7 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
– Ashley Park – Tuesday, July 21 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– Serenity Gardens – Thursday, July 30 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
– Loretta Bourque Park – Thursday, August 13 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

(C) WLNE-ABC6

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