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City of Burlington has Distributed 16,500 Free, Non-Medical Masks: More Donations Welcome

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*Please see a media release below issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Aug. 19, 2020 — The City of Burlington has distributed 16,500 non-medical masks to assist the community in complying with the temporary mask bylaw and to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

A total of 14,000 disposable masks, in packages of 20, were donated to the City and 2,500 cloth masks were purchased. All masks were distributed to individuals, upon request, from City Hall and some Burlington Public Library branches, including Aldershot, Central, New Appleby and Tansley Woods.

“A tremendous thank you to the businesses that have stepped forward and donated masks to residents and welcome to any other Burlington business who would benefit from seeing their company branding ‘walking around’ the community. So proud of our community for stepping up and recognizing that we are all in this together!” — Councillor Shawna Stolte, City of Burlington

Donations for more non-medical masks welcome

The City is continuing to accept mask donations and monetary donations for masks from anyone who would like to donate, including individuals and businesses. All donations are greatly appreciated and will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Monetary donations are accepted in the form of debit, e-transfer, credit card and cheque to help the City purchase more masks for residents. Cash is not being accepted at this time;
  • E-transfers can be sent to accounting@burlington.ca with a note in the memo for “Mask Donation.” Please note, that e-transfers can only be done if the donor’s bank allows automated deposits. If you can send the e-transfer without entering a password or question, then your bank allows automated deposits;
  • The City will issue a tax donation receipt for donations of $25 or more. In order to issue a donation receipt, include your name and full address
  • Donations can also be made in person at the Service Burlington counter in City Hall or mailed to City Hall, attention: Service Burlington, 426 Brant St., Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z6. Please include a note re:  “Mask Donation” and your name and full address; and
  • Businesses are welcome to donate branded masks.

For more information about Burlington’s temporary mask bylaw, visit burlington.ca/masks.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

It’s great to see how successful our mask donation program has been at the City and that the public is using it. We continue to welcome donations of cash and masks to ensure that anyone in Burlington who needs a mask can have access to one.

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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Media Specialist: John Bkila
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