Back to School: Mask Drive

The NWA COVID-19 Task Force is gathering masks to help school districts prepare for the upcoming return to school. The masks will be distributed to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Cloth and surgical masks should be dropped off by August 7 at the locations listed below. To help mitigate spread of infection, those donating are asked to limit contact and leave a note with their name and the contents of their donation so the contribution can be recognized. Please leave donations between 8-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Drop-off locations

Fayetteville: Fire Station 1, 303 W Center (leave inside entryway)

Rogers: Police Department, 1905 South Dixieland Rd (leave inside Community Room)

Springdale: Fire Station 1, 417 N Holcomb Street (leave at the first-floor main entrance)

The NWA COVID – 19 Task Force is comprised of area school, city, county, state, fire, police, and first responder representatives. This group has been virtually meeting during the COVID19 pandemic. The team is fighting the spread of the virus through collaboration across city and county lines.

Rob Wells

Rob Wells, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media.


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