PPE Distribution at Recreation Centers Now Five Days Per Week

Staff Report

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Recreation Department are now making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for free at all ten recreation centers Monday through Friday. This includes ten face masks, five pairs of gloves, and four bottle of hand sanitizer per person. People can now visit any of the recreation centers listed below Monday – Fridayfrom 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out). 
“We wanted to provide an additional day to help our families out, knowing that school has started virtually in our community and they may be more restricted in time to visit us,” says Recreation Director Robert Walker. “We want to continue protecting Middle Georgia by providing these supplies and help continue the downward trend of daily positive cases so that our children can return to school and recreation centers can open.”
Hand sanitizer was first handed out from the recreation centers on Wednesday and Thursday, September 2 and 3, and 4,605 were provided free to people there picking up masks and gloves those two days. Since the distribution of masks and gloves began on August 10 and hand sanitizer on September 2, 87,153 face masks, 65,302 gloves, and 13,794 bottles of hand sanitizer have been provided free to the community.
In addition to requiring face masks or coverings in public and in government facilities to help protect Middle Georgia and slow the spread of COVID-19, officials are asking people to follow ALL guidelines from the CDC guidelines, including:
  • Monitor your health daily and get tested if you show symptoms or believe you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive;

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;

  • Avoid close contact with people, meaning at least six feet away;

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces.