CHATHAM — With the city set to enter the next phase of reopening Friday, Medline is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and the YMCA to distribute 100,000 reusable face masks in 16 Black and Brown communities hardest hit by COVID-19 on the South, West, and North Sides beginning noon Thursday.
Part of the medical supply manufacturer’s “Wash and Wear Community Mask Project,” the masks are produced from the same fabric as medical scrubs and have been tested to withstand up to 25 launderings.
Distribution sites are below.
Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (BCBSIL partner site)
7901 South Racine Avenue
Carter Temple CME (BCBSIL Partner Site)
7841 South Wabash Avenue
Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)
Kennedy King College (BCBSIL Partner Site)
6343 South Halsted Street
West Englewood (12pm – 2pm)
Family Focus (BCBSIL Partner Site)
6727 South Western Avenue
Claremont School (10am- 12pm) (YMCA Partner Site) 2300 West 64th Street
Roseland (10am- 12pm)
Roseland Community Hospital (BCBSIL Partner Site)
45 West 111th Street
Alex Haley Academy (YMCA partner site)11411 South Eggleston Avenue
Rosemoor Community Association (BCBSIL Partner Site)
10205 South King Drive
One Church Chicago
5213 West Potomac Ave
By the Hand Club For Kids (10am-12pm) (YMCA partner site)415 North Laramie Avenue
Humboldt Park ( 10am-12pm)
San Lucas United Church of Christ (BCBSIL partner site)
2914 West North Avenue
Kelly Hall YMCA (10am-12pm)
824 North Hamlin Ave.
North Lawndale ( 12pm-2pm)
North Lawndale Employment Network (BCBSIL partner site)
3936 West Roosevelt Road
South Lawndale (12pm-2pm)
Latinos Progresando (BCBSIL partner site)
3047 West Cermak Road
Pilsen (10am- 12pm)
Rauner Family YMCA
2700 South Western Avenue
West Ridge (10am-12pm)
High Ridge YMCA
2424 West Touhy Avenue
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