WHAT WE ARE DOING
Cover Durham is distributing face coverings for free in Durham. We are prioritizing African-American and Hispanic/Latinx people, whose communities have been disproportionately struck by COVID-19 due to pre-existing health injustices and socioeconomic inequities.
Led by Community Health Coalition (CHC), Cover Durham is partnering with community organizations across Durham to distribute face coverings, do health outreach work, and help people keep themselves and their communities safe.
CHC’s experienced community health workers will provide health information and distribute face coverings through faith organizations, local businesses, and social networks. Because hypertension, heart disease, asthma, and diabetes are risk factors for severe cases of COVID-19, CHC is combining distribution with general health promotion.
In addition to CHC's outreach work, Cover Durham is partnering with the Latino Health Roundtable and a number of other organizations to make sure that all Durham's communities have face coverings.