Anyone who needs a mask can pick one up for free Saturday at three Catholic churches in Omaha.
The masks will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Stanislaus at 4002 J St., St. Peter at 709 S. 28th St. and St. Bernard at 3601 N. 65th St.
The Douglas County Health Department is working with the Omaha Fire and Police Departments and the Medical Reserve Corps to distribute the masks.
People may also pick up masks at the Health Department’s security desk inside the Douglas County office building at 1111 S. 41st St. on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“The benefits of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are well documented, and it’s never been more important to wear a mask/face covering than now as schools prepare to reopen and small businesses work tirelessly to remain open,” the Health Department said in a press release.
Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced that anyone visiting public places in Lancaster County will be required to wear face masks, but Gov. Rickett's team is reviewing legal options to stop the mandate.