Telluride to Distribute 10,000 KN95 Masks to Residents

Telluride to Distribute 10,000 KN95 Masks to Residents

Telluride Tourism Board announces the Town of Telluride to distribute 10,000 KN95 masks to residents. Available at the Visitors Center on Main Street.

The Town of Telluride announced the purchase of 10,000 KN95 masks that will distributed to Telluride residents while supplies last. Masks will be available to Town of Telluride residents at the Visitors Center, located at 236 W. Colorado Ave., from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

With scientific data proving the efficacy of face masks, mask usage has been an integral tool in controlling the pandemic. A key transmission route for COVID-19 is through the spread of respiratory droplets, and research shows that face coverings over the mouth and nose drastically reduce the rate of infection. Since a large portion of people carrying the COVID-19 virus are not symptomatic, universal mask usage is a critical component to containing the spread.

The KN95 mask provides more protection than a surgical or cloth mask because it can filter out both large and small particles when the person wearing one inhales. As the name indicates, the mask is designed to block 95% of very small particles.

“The Town of Telluride is honored to provide this extra layer of protection to our residents,” said Town Manager Ross Herzog. “We are hopeful that the use of KN95 masks will be an effective tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19 through our community.”

Masks are available at the Visitors Center, operated by the Telluride Tourism Board, and will be distributed to Town of Telluride residents five at a time.

In addition to mask usage, the Town of Telluride implores residents to follow Public Health Orders and maintain six feet of physical distance, wash hands frequently, minimize group size, and stay home when sick and get tested.

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