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The resurgency of positive cases of coronavirus in Arizona underscores the importance of wearing face masks in public to prevent the spread of the virus.

InMaricopa wants to help.

We will offer another distribution this week of free surgical-style masks to help you and your family stay safe.

Face masks will be handed out from 10 a.m. to noon Friday during a drive-thru in the parking lot of our offices at 44400 W. Honeycutt Road. Please enter the lot from the westernmost driveway, stay in your vehicle and proceed slowly to the canopy where an staffer will distribute masks to you.

Arizona is not requiring residents to wear masks during the health crisis, but they are recommended. But federal health officials say they are a highly effective way to slow the spread of the virus and recommends people wear them when out in public.

InMaricopa has, so far, handed out thousands of masks to residents needing them.

We encourage all residents who do not have face mask protection to stop by on Friday.