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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Reminder: N95 Masks Are Available for City of Buffalo Residents

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Buffalo, New York – Today Mayor Byron W. Brown issued a reminder that N95-style masks are still available to City of Buffalo residents as a result of the ongoing Canadian wildfires and their continued impact on the air quality in Buffalo. Earlier this month, the masks were delivered to four City community centers, located in all sections of the city.

The masks are free, with a limit of four masks per household. Masks are available at the following locations:

  • The Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street
  • Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Avenue
  • Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Street
  • Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia Street

According to local health experts, those who are most vulnerable to negative health impacts from unhealthy air quality should take special precautions. These include individuals with heart conditions or lung disease, as well as the very young, those over 65 years old, and pregnant people. The best way for vulnerable people to protect themselves is to stay inside, reduce exposure by wearing a high-quality mask and minimize exertion when outdoors.

Mayor Brown also asked City residents to use this link to monitor the air quality in their neighborhoods.


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