May 9, 2020 Decatur - DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond hands a COVID-19 care kit out to Mary Alice Phillips at Big Lots parking lot at 2738 Candler Road in Decatur on Saturday, May 9, 2020. DeKalb County passed out 4,000 COVID-19 care kits containing two non-surgical masks and hand sanitizer to residents May 6, and Saturday, May 9, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. DeKalb County Board of Health is supporting this initiative. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
DEMA will distribute 250 reusable cloth masks made by staff and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers. Hand sanitizer and about 250 boxes of food with produce, chicken and milk will also be handed out.
“This is part of DEMA’s mission to provide temporary relief during the month of June for vulnerable populations in communities that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19,” a press release said.