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Local Chambers to distribute thousands of face masks to Butte County businesses

The Chico, Oroville, Paradise and Gridley Chambers of Commerce will give away thousands of face masks to local businesses to help Butte County employees and shoppers stay safe.

Posted: Jun 18, 2020 12:03 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Chico, Oroville, Paradise and Gridley Chambers of Commerce will give away thousands of face masks to local businesses to help Butte County employees and shoppers stay safe.

With several local businesses opening up across the county – the use of masks is an important strategy for moving forward safely to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

The North Valley Community Foundation, Feather River Health Foundation, and all four Chambers of Commerce in Butte County said they have teamed up to offer businesses a way to encourage every member of the community to participate and keep the number of cases low.

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Local business owners are required to follow state and local regulations to keep their employees safe, and the goal of this mask giveaway is to help make that happen. Masks will be given away to businesses so that they have them on hand to provide to customers who don’t have one. The masks were purchased by North Valley Community Foundation and Feather River Health Foundation. They were purchased from new local business Salus Supply. Salus Masks are non-medical, source control face masks and are reusable and washable.

"Wearing a face covering decreases COVID-19 transmission, protecting all of us and all of our local businesses. It is especially important to protect business employees as they are in direct contact with the public," stated Dr. Andy Miller, Butte County Public Health Officer.

The plan for distribution to businesses is first come, first served on Friday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chico, Oroville, Gridley, and Paradise Chamber locations. It will be a curbside pickup.

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