The Iowa Dept. of Public Health has provided Hy-Vee with 75,000 cloth masks to distribute to customers at its more than 125 Iowa grocery stores and drug stores.
Hy-Vee will distribute the free masks in Iowa on Tuesday, May 26, starting at 7 a.m.
Every Hy-Vee grocery store and Hy-Vee Drugstore in Iowa will have approximately 500 Hanes Defender cloth masks to distribute to customers on a first-come, first-served basis. The masks are intended for those who have not been able to obtain a mask to help protect themselves from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The masks were donated to Hy-Vee by the Iowa Department of Public Health, in partnership with HanesBrands Inc., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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