In April, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced MASK UP!, a grassroots public health information campaign to encourage Houstonians to safeguard themselves from potential exposure to COVID-19. (mask distribution sites listed below)
The mayor, along with the Mayor’s Health Equity Response (HER) Task Force, recruited some of Houston’s top celebrities to serve as campaign ambassadors to help spread the message.
Olympic gold medalist and world champion gymnast Simone Biles, Major League Baseball World Series Champion Carlos Correa, and Houston rapper – the Boss of All Bosses – Slim Thug are doing their part to educate Houstonians on why face masks and social distancing are crucial in the fight against COVID-19
The public health campaign will focus primarily on the Complete Communities and other “at-risk” neighborhoods with large percentages of residents living with health conditions that make them vulnerable to contracting the virus.
Each Houston Council Member received surgical masks to distribute to their most at-risk constituents. The masks will be distributed while supplies last.
Not sure which council member represents you? Find out here: http://www.houstontx.gov/council/whoismycm.html
More mask distribution sites will be announced soon.
On Monday, April 27, Harris County will begin enforcing an order requiring residents to wear masks when outside the home for the next 30 days.
Learn more about the order:
The order requires individuals over the age of 10 to wear a face covering, which can be a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief.