Miami-Dade’s Commissioner Diaz to Distribute Face Masks to District 12 Seniors

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz will distribute more than 500 face masks to senior citizens in Sweetwater on Thursday, April 16.

The face mask distributions will take place as follows:

Sweetwater Tower Apartments

10 a.m.

10750 SW 4th Street

Sweetwater, FL 33174

Lil Abner Apartments

Approximately 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

455 NW 114th Ave.

Sweetwater, FL 33172

Villa Hermosa Apartments

Approximately 11 a.m. to noon

11455 West Flagler Street

Miami, FL 33174

Los Robles Apartments

Approximately Noon to 1 p.m.

11495 West Flagler Street

Sweetwater, FL, 33172

Commissioner Diaz and volunteers will be exercising social distancing throughout the distribution. Packages will be dropped off at each door with a knock to alert residents of their arrival.

“We urge seniors to stay home if they don’t have to be out, but if they must leave to go to the grocery store or pharmacy for example, we want them to stay as protected as possible by wearing face masks and face coverings,” Commissioner Diaz said.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the elderly are at higher risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. The face masks were donated by Sir James Angleton of the Knights of Malta, North American Construction Company and CIMC TianDa. Commissioner Diaz will expand the face mask distribution to other communities in his district if more masks become available.

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