With face coverings now mandated by the state for all public places, the City of Bellevue is working with the Bellevue Chamber to provide 40,000 free masks to residents through July 20. The masks are part of 25 million face coverings King County purchased to encourage the availability and use of personal protective equipment.
“Our partnership with the Chamber to get masks into the hands of our residents and businesses at no cost is a key component in our fight against COVID-19,” Mayor Lynne Robinson said. “Wearing face coverings can reduce virus transmission, but people can’t be expected to have them readily at hand. This helps close that gap. I hope many people take advantage of this opportunity to stand strong as a community and stay safe.”
The Chamber has enlisted member organizations to help facilitate distribution throughout the city. Staff and volunteers for the city will also help. Volunteers and Chamber staff have prepared kits containing two cloth face coverings each. Bellevue residents can pick them up at the following times and locations (map):
For the third week of mask distribution (week of July 13), here are times and locations:
- Bellevue Chamber, Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.
330 112th Ave NE, Ste. 100
- Tutta Bella (Crossroads Bellevue), Tuesday and Wednesday, noon-4 p.m.
15600 NE Eighth St, Ste. J1
The Chamber has already distributed over 35,000 combinations of disposable and cloth masks and 1,400 bottles of sanitizer to local businesses and nonprofits over during the past two weeks. Business supplies are still available for pickup at the Chamber office. To reserve supplies for your business, visit the Bellevue Chamber and complete the request form.