As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, local officials continue to pass out personal protective equipment to the Gulf Coast community.
Earlier today, the Gautier Fire Department handed out free masks at the Singing River Mall property. Gautier residents simply drove up, displayed their I.D. proving their Gautier residency, and then they received a five pack of cloth masks.
As the number of COVID cases in the state continues to rise and new restrictions on bars and indoor gatherings are put into place by Governor Reeves, Gautier Fire Department wants to make sure its citizens are well equipped with masks. Chief Robert Jones said, “We received the masks through the county EOC, MEMA and FEMA, and they were community masks so we wanted to distribute them to the community and try to implore all or citizens to wear their masks in public. We want them to be safe, be smart, and be healthy. And we’re just trying to get them into the hands of the citizens and that’s the most important thing. Last week we gave out 3,500 masks which was about 700 vehicles.”