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Masks to be distributed to Calcasieu Parish businesses

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 16:23:24-04

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury announced on Thursday that it would begin accepting mask requests from Calcasieu Parish businesses for cloth masks donated by the Hanes Corporation as part of the upcoming re-opening of area businesses

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ revised stay-at-home order, which is expected to be issued on May 1, requires that all business employees who may come in contact with the public must wear masks at all times.

According to a release from the CPPJ, businesses may contact them at 337-721- 4027 to request masks or may email recoverymask@calcasieuparish.gov beginning Friday, May 1 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Wednesday, May 6 at 12 p.m.

CPPJ said the masks will be distributed May 8 at the following locations:

  • The Seed Center—4310 Ryan Street, Lake Charles
  • West Cal Event Center—401 Arena Rd., Sulphur

The masks will be available to Calcasieu Parish businesses including financial institutions and faith-based and non-profit organizations, states CPPJ.

When calling or emailing, CPPJ say businesses should have the following information:

  • Name and Address of Business
  • Point of Contact with Phone number
  • Number of employees who come in contact with the public
  • Number of masks they are requesting
  • Type of business/description

According to CPPJ, requests may not be granted in full, depending on availability. The mask distribution program is designed to assist in the recovery phase of the COVID-19 outbreak and state-required business closures.

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