Mask the City to Provide Free Masks to Seniors on May 12

Senior Day Locations

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MAY 7, 2020) - Mask the City officials announced today that Tuesday, May 12 has been designated as Senior Day.  On May 12, teams of volunteers will provide free Nightingale™ face masks to seniors 65 and older at nine drive-thru locations throughout Winston-Salem.  Seniors must present identification to receive masks, which are being limited to one per senior with a maximum of two per car.

Mask the City officials said a total of 20,000 masks will be given to seniors on May 12 beginning at 11 a.m. 

The nine distribution sites are:

  1. BB&T Ballpark/Dash
    951 Ballpark Way
    Enter off Broad Street
  2. Bowman Gray East Parking Lot
    1301 South Martin Luther King Jr Drive
  3. St. Peter’s World Outreach
    3683 Old Lexington Road
  4. Carver High School
    3545 Carver School Road
  5. LJVM Coliseum
    2825 University Parkway
  6. Fulton Family YMCA
    385 West Hanes Mill Road
  7. Mt. Tabor High School
    342 Petree Road
  8. Calvary Baptist
    134 South Peace Haven Road
  9. Forsyth Tech Bolton Street/West Campus
    1300 Bolton Street

Although the masks distributed on May 12 will be free of charge, many seniors have asked for an opportunity to pay for masks. Mask the City will have volunteers from Truist at each of the nine locations to accept cash contributions. Contributions also can be made online at Gifts made either in-person or online will help offset some of the cost of the 20,000 masks and help fund future masks for the community.

Additional information about the Mask the City initiative can be found at and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @maskthecity. Nightingale WS Protective Mask product information is available at

About Mask the City

The purpose of Mask the City is to provide everyone in Winston-Salem access to a mask and urge them to wear it as well as to continue social distancing for 40 days from April 22 through May 31. The masks will be widely dispersed throughout the community under the program. William M. Satterwhite, III, JD, MD, Chief Wellness Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health, and his team designed the mask in conjunction with Renfro Corporation. Renfro is manufacturing the masks, which are called the Nightingale WS Protective Mask.

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