Free masks available at city hall, Mountain Fire Station

Steamboat Pilot & Today

Local officials announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, that the county’s allotment of free KN95 masks are being distributed through Steamboat Springs City Hall and the Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Mountain Fire Station.

“Knowing our community is interested in doing all it can to help protect each other and especially those in the high-risk category, the city was able to secure an order of these high-grade masks,” Fire Chief Chuck Cerasoli said in a news release. “Along with vaccinations, the use of a mask is a strong tool in avoiding infection.”

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 26, the higher grade KN95 mask will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8-11:30 a.m. Friday.

The free masks will be provided while supplies last. People will be limited to five masks per person, which can be picked up at the reception area at Steamboat Springs City Hall at 137 10th St. or outside the main office entrance at the Mountain Fire Station at 2600 Pine Grove Road.

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is providing the masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19, including the recent rise from the omicron variant. The distribution effort is part of a statewide push to upgrade people’s cloth masks to the more effective surgical ones.

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