Maricopa County Supervisors Steve Gallardo and Bill Gates visited Creighton Elementary School District to deliver a shipment of cloth masks for students, teachers and staff.
“We have been working all summer to get masks to communities that need them,” said District 5 Supervisor Steve Gallardo. “With this delivery, we have provided more than 110,000 masks to teachers, students and their families. Many of our school districts are relying on the county for this personal protective equipment so they can serve families while mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”
The Maricopa County Unified Command which includes Public Health and Emergency Management Departments has ordered and distributed about 750,000 masks to schools in the county.
The team has also distributed gloves, disinfectant and face shields as requested by districts.
“Helping schools create safe spaces for when they welcome children back to the classroom is important work,” said District 3 Supervisor Bill Gates. “I’m proud that we have put millions of dollars of CARES Act funding in this area, and that it is getting to people who need it.”
Maricopa County is filling the gaps when school districts are not able to get this personal protective equipment. Schools can request supplies through their website.
For more information, contact Maricopa County District 5 at 602-506-7092.