County recognized for procuring, distributing face coverings for community
With King County in Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan, and state requirements about face coverings in effect, the county is distributing 5 million cloth face coverings and 20 million disposable face coverings to residents, workers and businesses. Emergency Management procured the face coverings, and the Executive Department is managing the distribution efforts, working with Chambers of Commerce, King County cities, County Councilmembers, community organizations, churches and faith-based organizations, food banks, senior centers, and other key stakeholders.
“As a business that benefited from the King County Safe Start Supply Kit, I want to thank you for setting up not only an excellent service for business owners but also to let you know that this experience was such a positive one,” said Shelley Gaddie, President of ProjectCorps. “We drove right up to the SODO location, and the whole process took about 15 seconds tops. Given the uncertainty and complexity that all of us are living and working with, it was such a pleasure to drive up and see smiling faces who were doing important work (and doing it well) for the business community. Thank you for all of the hard work that went into making this happen!”
The county is partnering with various groups to host “pop up” distribution events around the county.