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Local officials to distribute free COVID-19 masks

NATCHEZ — Local officials will be distributing free washable face masks to Natchez and Adams County residents Saturday in an effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Neifa Hardy, Adams County Emergency Management and Liaison Officer, said masks would only be distributed to residents of Natchez and Adams County who have a valid form of ID, such as a driver’s license, a utility bill or a passport.

Residents may only pick up masks at the location designated for their respective districts. Residents may also pick up extra masks for minors or disabled members within their household, Hardy said.

Those who are receiving masks will do so in a drive-thru fashion and should not exit their vehicle at the pickup site, Hardy said.

The masks will be distributed from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Hardy said, at the following locations for the respective districts:

  • Residents of District 1, Supervisor Wes Middleton; Ward 3, Alderwoman Sarah Carter-Smith, and Ward 6, Alderman Dan Dillard, at the former K-Mart parking lot at 280 John R. Junkin Drive.
  • Residents of District 2, Supervisor Kevin Wilson, and Ward 6, Alderman Dan Dillard, at the Duncan Park Canteen building.
  • Residents of District 3, Supervisor Anglea Gibson-Hutchins, and Ward 4, Alderwoman Felicia Bridgewater-Irving, at the Adams County Safe Room at 323 Liberty Road.
  • Residents of District 4, Supervisor James ‘Ricky’ Gray, and Ward 2, Alderman Billie Joe Frazier, at Joseph L. Frazier Elementary School at 1445 George F. West Sr. Blvd.
  • Residents of District 5, Supervisor Warren Gaines, and Ward 5, Alderman Benjamin Davis, at the Foster Mound Volunteer Fire Department at 228 Foster Mound Road.