The event is providing protection for those on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The Environmental Protection Agency previously determined that filters made the water safe to drink.
The EPA sent out a letter last Friday urging the New Jersey city to provide bottled water to residents due to high lead levels in even filtered water.
Newark, N.J. Officials Insisted That The City's Water Was Safe, Now The City Is Giving Away Water Filters
The city of Newark, N.J. is issuing an urgent giveaway of some 40,000 water filters following the results of a new study.