|INDIANAPOLIS (June 26, 2020) - Today the City of Indianapolis announced a partnership with IndyGo to distribute free face coverings to residents at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. The partnership is a component of the City’s free face covering program, which makes free face coverings available to any Marion County resident unable to procure their own. The City is currently in discussions to supply additional community partners with free face coverings, with nearly 190,000 face coverings slated for distribution so far.
“Face coverings represent one of the most basic yet crucial strategies to halting the spread of COVID-19,” said Matt Giffin, deputy director for strategic initiatives in the Office of Public Health and Safety. “Our partnership with IndyGo will enhance the safety of riders, their families, and the Indianapolis community at large.”
Face coverings will be available at a pop-up station outside of the Carson Transit Center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, while supplies last.
“We’re so proud to partner with the City to provide this critical service to riders and residents,” said Inez Evans, President and CEO of IndyGo. “Wearing face coverings will promote public health for our riders and our operators.”
Those interested in requesting a free face covering can do so at indy.gov/masks. The City has appropriated $3 million to the program as part of funding from the Federal CARES Act.
Residents and affected workers impacted by COVID-19 restrictions should visit the city’s resource guide, which can be viewed at indy.gov/covid. Spanish speaking residents can view the Resource Guide here. Individuals who are unable to navigate the city’s website can call 317-327-4MAC between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to talk to a customer service representative.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences. The IndyGo Red Line is the nation’s first fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line, besides California, and provides 10-15 minute service to an average of 7,000 trips per day through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus, or call 317.635.3344.