West Hartford schedules two N95 masks distributions

West Hartford Mask Distribution
N95 Mask Distribution in West Hartford Photo credit Public Relations Specialist Renee McCue

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - The town of West Hartford has scheduled two distributions of N95 masks for residents, including one scheduled for this Saturday.

On Saturday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 25 from 9 a.m. to noon, West Hartford residents will be able to pick up N95 masks at a distribution drive-through at 100 Mayflower Street.

Each vehicle will get 10 masks, town officials said.

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Last week, the State of Connecticut gave the town 230,000 adult N95 masks for distribution. Town officials reassure residents there's no need to arrive early since there are plenty of masks to give.

Though there have been reports of a brand of N95 masks being recalled, town officials said the masks that will be distributed are not subject to recall.

"While they share the same lot number, the serial numbers are different from those that were recalled," officials said in a written statement.

Residents with a disability can contact the town's Office of Emergency Management at (860) 561-8310 for an accommodation to obtain the masks.