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Chico Chamber to distribute 5,000 free face masks to local businesses

The Chico Chamber of Commerce will distribute 5,000 free masks to any Butte County business on Friday, May 15, the chamber announced Wednesday.

Posted: May 13, 2020 4:06 PM

CHICO, Calif. – The Chico Chamber of Commerce will distribute 5,000 free masks to any Butte County business on Friday, May 15, the chamber announced Wednesday.

With Butte County entering stage 2 of reopening, businesses are working to be prepared and safe. The Chico Chamber of Commerce is lending a helping hand by partnering with chamber members Slater & Son, Fifth Sun, and the Downtown Business Association to distribute the masks to local businesses.

RELATED: Butte County full reopening plan

Slater & Son has created a COVID-19 support fund through the North Valley Community Foundation. Utilizing this fund, they purchased masks at a discount from Fifth Sun.

A portion of the masks is a tie-dyed variety that are sewn and tie-dyed in Chico.

The chamber said the distribution is first come, first serve. It’ll run as a curbside pickup Friday, May 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chico Chamber of Commerce, 180 E. 4th Street, Suite 120.

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