EPB has donated 5,000 masks to Hamilton County Schools and La Paz Chattanooga as part of the TN Strong Mask Movement, an initiative of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group.
The face coverings were distributed to five Hamilton County Schools: Dalewood Middle, East Brainerd Elementary, East Lake Academy, East Lake Elementary and East Side Elementary.
Additional masks were given to La Paz Chattanooga families and Hamilton County Schools.
Masks, social distancing, frequent handwashing, staying at home when sick and other measures all reduce the number of coronavirus cases, according to the Hamilton County Health Department.
Since the launch of the Economic Recovery Group’s TN Strong Mask Movement in June, more than 70 organizations across the Volunteer State have joined together to create and distribute nearly 700,000 masks to Tennessee residents.
Lee’s office estimates the project is valued at more than $7 million. Information