PITTSBURGH — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to play out, the Pittsburgh Police are working to keep everyone safe, one mask at a time.
The public safety initiative is called “Need a Mask, Take a Mask,” and it's that simple.
Pittsburgh Police have partnered with local nonprofit Global Links to make sure all residents can get a free mask so that they can follow Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide order.
Global Links donated more than 10,000 locally manufactured masks to make this initiative a reality.
Newspaper boxes are now set up in front of all six zones as well as in front of two Pittsburgh Police substations across town.
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They’re stocked with free, individually wrapped cloth masks.
The coin-operated part of the boxes, in which you would normally insert money to purchase a newspaper, has been disabled, so anyone is welcome to take a mask.
Masks are also being handed out with grab-and-go lunches at senior and recreation centers.
Pittsburgh Police say there is a great need, and it’s important we all do our part.
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“If we all wear our masks, we’re going to get through this a lot quicker. And a lot easier with a lot less people hurt or sick,” said Sergeant Tiffany Costa of the Pittsburgh Police Community Outreach Office.
You can find a mask at the following locations:
- Zone 1 Police Station - 1501 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
- Northview Heights Police Substation (during open hours) - 441 Mt Pleasant Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
- Zone 2 Police Station - 2000 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- Zone 2 Downtown Substation (during open hours) - 604 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Zone 3 Police Station - 830 E Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
- Zone 4 Police Station - 5858 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
- Zone 5 Police Station - 1401 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- Zone 6 Police Station - 312 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Pittsburgh Police say kids under the age of 2 should not wear a mask due to a risk of suffocation.
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