JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The City of Jamestown has received around 3,000 masks from Chautauqua County, to give out to the public. As smoky air may be on its way back to our region.
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced Monday that the city had received the face shields to protect the public from wildfire smoke.
Depending on how the winds shift, toxic wildfire smoke from Canada has the potential to return to our region. Taking precautions, the municipality is providing masks to those that need them.
“We received approximately about 3,000 masks that are going to be made available to the public should you wish to have them.” explained Mayor Sundquist. “They are N95 masks, or KN95 masks. And if the air quality does get significantly worse, we recommend that you all have those.”
Masks are available at the Mental Health Association, located at 31 Water Street, and at the Jamestown City Hall.