Irvine Councilmember Farrah Khan and Irvine Commissioner Tammy Kim Partner to Provide Protective Face Masks as Schools Plan to Reopen
Assuming Orange County data continues trending in a positive direction, local schools are planning to resume in-person instruction for those who have chosen the in-person academic model as early as September 24th.
To support the health and safety of Irvine students and teachers, Irvine Councilmember Farrah Khan and Irvine Finance Commissioner Tammy Kim will be distributing free boxes of protective masks on Sunday, September 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot at 20 Truman Street while supplies last. The drive-thru distribution will provide one box of 50 masks per vehicle.
Partnering with Councilmember Khan and Commissioner Kim on this project are the Pakistani Chamber of Commerce, Ultimo Fashion, Inc, and the LA Coronavirus Task Force.
When asked what inspired this effort, Councilmember Khan replied, “COVID-19 has highlighted the need for upgrading collaborative efforts that support the public health needs of our community. Our students and teachers remain vulnerable even as trends improve in Irvine and throughout Orange County. Ensuring that protective measures are easily and effectively implemented benefits everyone.”
Commissioner Kim added, “We welcome the opportunity to partner with Ultimo Fashion, Inc. and the Pakistani Chamber of Commerce to get thousands of protective face masks into the hands of students, teachers and families. In these challenging times, partnership is an effective way to get more done. It’s all about coming together as a community to keep everyone safe and healthy.”