While not the most comfortable, or fashionable, wearing a protective facemask is our new normal. Places of business around the Hudson Valley require customers to wear a mask when they enter.

Since there is a shortage of personal protective equipment throughout the nation, is tough to find a mask. For those who are looking, the City of Kingston is helping out in a big way today.

According to the City of Kingston Facebook page, Mayor Knoble and his staff will be outside of the Rondout Center (located at 103 Broadway) today, May 5, from 2pm until 3pm handing out cotton masks.

They ask that if you're driving up to "roll down your passenger side window so the package of 5 masks can be tossed into your window for a no-contact hand-off." They are also asking that you do not line up before 2pm.

Those who are working on the frontline, as well as first responders and their families, will be given priority when it comes to cotton mask distribution.

The City of Kingston adds that if there are masks left over they will continue the giveaway on Wednesday, May 6.

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