FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear says Ford Motor Co. has donated another 1 million masks to help ensure the state's schoolchildren have access to face coverings.
The automaker’s donation comes as delta variant increases COVID-19 infections among youngsters.
A mask mandate is in effect in Kentucky’s K-12 schools. To ensure children have access to masks, the first lady and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman last year launched the “Coverings for Kids” initiative, which collected more than 1.8 million masks.
The biggest contributor was Ford, which donated 1.5 million masks last year.