The Biden Administration is taking additional steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The White House announced that millions of free face masks would be distributed to organizations that serve low-income communities.

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The federal government will send over 25 million masks to food pantries, soup kitchens, community health centers, and other organizations. The goal is to reach 15 million low-income people between March and May.

“It allows people who are not able to in some situations find or afford a mask, to get a mask, and is part of our equity strategy,” White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said. The masks will be well-fitted cloth masks in child and adult sizes.

“Not all Americans are wearing masks regularly, not all Americans have access and not all masks are equal,” Zients said in a briefing, “With this action, we are helping to level the playing field, giving vulnerable populations quality, well-fitted masks.”

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