Cobb needs 1,400 cloth masks for poll workers

Beginning May 4, Cobb is seeking donations of 1,400 homemade cloth masks for the county’s poll workers. (Courtesy of Cobb County)
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Beginning May 4, Cobb is seeking donations of 1,400 homemade cloth masks for the county’s poll workers. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb Elections staff officials are seeking donations of homemade cloth masks for the county’s election workers to meet “a great need,” according to a county news release.

The Cobb County Elections Office needs 1,400 masks before the June 9 election to help protect poll workers.

Starting May 4, the elections office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, will have a donation bin at its entrance from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Donated masks should be placed in plastic bags before leaving them in the bin.

Without a sewing machine but with two rubber bands, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams shows how to make a mask at twitter.com/Surgeon_General/status/1246428235883298816.

Information: CobbCounty.org, cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf