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Masks Left on Porches in Dearborn are Being Distributed by the Dearborn Police and Fire Departments

News from the City of Dearborn

John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Mayor


City distributing masks to households to slow spread of COVID-19

Masks have been provided by Wayne County;

City assuring residents the masks are safe to use

DEARBORN, Mich. –  To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Dearborn, the Police and Fire Departments are leaving bags of masks on the porches of Dearborn households, starting in areas with the highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

            Dearborn continues to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any suburb in Wayne County. To address this dangerous situation, Wayne County has provided tens of thousands of masks for distribution to Dearborn residents.

            Police and Fire began delivering the masks on Wednesday, Dec. 9. They are leaving 10 masks per households on porches in homes in east Dearborn neighborhoods and in the geographic area commonly known as The South End of Dearborn.

The 10 masks are in two bags and held together with rubber bands. There is a brief note about the free mask distribution being a collaboration of the City of Dearborn and Wayne County. The name of Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. and the City Council members are on the note that accompanies the bags of masks.

“I assure residents that these masks are legitimate and safe to use,” said Mayor O’Reilly. “Residents with questions can call my office at 313-943-2300. They can also call the Police Department 24 hours a day at 313-943-2241.”

The intention is to begin distribution in the west side of the city, where case numbers are concerning, but fewer, beginning the week of Dec. 14