Reno, Nev. July 27, 2020 – The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) and District Board of Health accepted a donation of 30,000 masks from ZLINE Kitchen and Bath last week.
The donation is worth about $150,000 according to ZLINE. The Health District will give the masks to long term care facilities and other vulnerable populations, clients of Health District public-facing services like Women, Infants & Children (WIC), immunizations and employees.
“We’re grateful to ZLINE Kitchen and Bath for their generous donation,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer for Washoe County. “These masks will be put to good use to protect people from COVID-19 transmission and slow the spread of the disease in our community.”
ZLINE Kitchen and Bath, which is headquartered in Reno, is pledging over 100,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to healthcare workers and first responders in Northern Nevada. ZLINE has donated over 60,000 masks across the Northern Nevada to community organizations including Carson City Sheriff Department, Reno Police and Reno Fire Departments, Veterans Affairs, and the Washoe County Health District.
The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.