July 11, 2008
530.332.5589 - office; 530.588.4411 - cell
Enloe Medical Center to offer masksfrom health departments
in drive-through at Calvary Chapel today at 5:30 p.m.
WHAT: Enloe Medical Center will offer a public drive-through today to give free N95 masks/respirators to the public.Masks were provided to Enloe as part of a cooperative effort with the Public Health Departments in Butte and Sutter Counties.
WHEN: Friday, July 11, 2008, starting at 5:30 p.m., until supplies last
WHERE: Calvary Chapel, 1888 Springfield Drive, Chico
DRIVING ROUTE: From Hwy. 99, exit at Hwy. 32 and turn right on Forest Ave. Go south to the second Springfield Drive. Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival. Please do not contact Calvary Chapel for information.
HOW MASKS WILL BE GIVEN: A total of 7,000 of masks will be distributed. A maximum of one per person.Masks will be provided as supplies last.
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN WITH MASKS: Special instructions will be provided. It’s important to follow these instructions for the masks to be effective. The masks can be reused.
WHY: The wildfire smoke creates poor air quality. The microscopic particles generated by the fires can get into your eyes and respiratory system, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and illnesses such as bronchitis. Fine particles also can aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases – and are linked to premature deaths in people with these conditions.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Enloe’s mask drive-through information is also available on the Enloe Mask Information Line, at (530) 332-5512.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.