The Connecticut State Department of Education, with the assistance of the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Connecticut National Guard, today began distributing 600,000 face masks to school districts across the state. Connecticut has received the first of two deliveries of cloth face masks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The first delivery consisted of adult-sized masks that will be delivered to Grades 7-12. It is anticipated that a second delivery will arrive soon containing child-sized masks.
These masks have been allocated using the same methodology that FEMA applied to the national allocation, which was based on free and reduced-price lunches. DEMHS communicated with local emergency management directors to assist with their local district’s pickup and distribution. For information on how the masks are being distributed, click here.