TUCKER, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)
Mayor Frank Auman announced Friday just before his State of the City Address plans to give away more than 6,000 surgical grade masks to those who need them most in the City of Tucker. The masks, which should become available the week of May 11, will be distributed first to assisted living facilities.
“We will distribute [the masks] to three groups: long-term care facilities in Tucker who are dealing with positive cases, local businesses who need to have masks on hand for their employees and customers, and members of the general public of Tucker who would like to have a mask of the highest protective type to wear when they need to go out of the house and into the community,” Auman explained.
Specifics on how the masks are being distributed to the public will be announced next week. The cost of the masks is being covered by line items in the Tucker budget that were impacted due to the pandemic.
“Over the past few days, I’ve been reviewing our finances with the City’s CFO and other professional staff and we’ve identified several programs and line items where we won’t be spending budgeted funds due to the virus,” Auman said.
Tucker is currently under a state of emergency, in accordance with the latest executive order by Governor Brian Kemp. Mayor Auman issued his own order last week for an extension on occupational taxes in the City through the end of the month.