Fareway stores are distributing free cloth face masks

Fareway Grocery, 2530 Westwinds Dr, Iowa City — D.C. Heinrich/Little Village

Fareway Meat & Grocery announced on Wednesday its stores will be distributing free cloth face masks on a first-come, first-served basis. Like the ones distributed by Hy-Vee on Tuesday, these masks were made by Hanes and provided to the company for distribution by the state of Iowa.

It’s a reusable three-ply cotton mask that can be laundered. A total of 35,000 masks were provided to Fareway, so supplies at each store will be limited. No purchase is necessary to receive a mask.

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