HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Sunday that surgical masks are now available for local residents aged 60 years or older.  In conjunction with the Hamilton Township Council, the free surgical masks will be available through the Senior Center.  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has categorized individuals 60 years of age and older as the most vulnerable population for COVID-19.  Surgical masks that can provide an extra level of protection against transmission of COVID-19, coronavirus.  Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water for at least 20 seconds, public health officials have said often, focusing on the need for continued cleanliness.  

Hamilton residents who are over the age of 60 can receive a mask by calling the Hamilton Township Senior Center at (609) 890-3686 to make a reservation.  A date, time, and location for when to pick up a mask will be provided.  If you are unable to speak to someone directly, leave a voicemail message as they are being checked regularly. 

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Due to a limited supply, Township officials ask that masks are only requested by those who do not already have one.  Masks were already delivered to Home Association in 55+ communities to be distributed to their residents.

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