San Mateo County’s “Mask Mobile,” a resource and
mask distribution van, is launching Thursday with an event in Daly City.

County Supervisor David Canepa was set to unveil the Mask
Mobile program at 12:30 p.m. at Top of the Hill Cafe on Mission Street.

“This is an incredibly fun, exciting and educational way to promote the mandate that face masks must be worn in public,” Canepa said. “It might look a bit like Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine but we’re calling it the ‘Mask Mobile.’”

He said, “We will be giving out free face masks and
providing COVID-19 resources where they are most needed. It’s our initial
effort to educate the public that fines are now in place in this county for
violating the state’s health orders. Hopefully, we won’t have to issue any
fines but we’re ready too. It’s no mystery, masks save lives.”

The van is the work of the county’s Office of Community Affairs, and will visit various cities around the Peninsula to share resources in multiple languages and distribute face coverings and cleaning supplies.

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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