Volunteers hand out over 20,000 masks so far

Area Community Emergency Response Team members and other city staff, fire department and chamber volunteers have given out 20,000 free face masks in Cannon Beach, according to the city.

In a report by city emergency manager Rick Hudson, they plan to hand out more masks to citizens in August.

“The masks are from the state through Clatsop County,” Hudson said.  “Each city has been delivering masks to business, collaborators, and citizens. We have been using our chamber of commerce and the city platform to get the masks out to the community. We have been doing this ongoing for a month now.”  

He said the wearing of face masks as required “is going very well and the culture of masks wearing is improving daily” in Cannon Beach.

He puts together a periodic report with statistics about COVID cases and related matters.

In this report is listed the COVID case statistics for the past week as:

7 day total

• 13 new positive COVID cases in Clatsop County

• 2,409 positive cases in Oregon – 344 daily average

• 25 deaths in Oregon

• 40,000 COVID test completed in Oregon

• Hospitalizations holding steady with 155 confirmed COVID cases in Oregon.”

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