IRVING PARK — Illinoisans are required to cover their faces in public to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Residents are required to wear a face covering or mask when in public and unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from other people, according to Gov. JB Pritzker’s statewide order.
Here are three mask giveaways on the North Side this week:
Portage Park: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at 4253 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen’s staff will give away masks outside of her office. The first hour of the event is set aside for seniors.
Social distancing will be enforced for people who walk up to pick up a mask, but neighbors are being encouraged to pull up in front of the office in their cars. Email email@example.com with questions.
Irving Park, Albany Park and Avondale: Noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Rincon Family Services, 3710 N. Kedzie Ave.
Ald. Rossana Rodriguez’s (33rd) office will give out 1,000 care packages that include masks. Residents can request a free mask from three mutual aid societies.
Contact the Albany Park Mutual Aid at 312-854-9741 or Albanyparkmutualaid.com; the Irving Park Mutual Aid at 708-966-9752 or IrvingParkMutualAid@gmail.com; the Avondale Mutual Aid Society at 708-620-7941 or AvondaleMutualAidSociety.org. Details here.
Make a mask: Learn how to make your own mask out of an old T-shirt here.
Know about a mask giveaway that isn’t listed here? Block Club wants to spread the word. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to this list.
Block Club Chicago’s coronavirus coverage is free for all readers. Block Club is an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom.
Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.