Pinellas Offers Free Face Masks
A limited number of masks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Free face masks will be available for Pinellas County residents who need them to stay safe now that there is a countywide ordinance requiring face coverings.
The ordinance, which took effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday (June 24), requires all employees at public establishments and their customers to wear face coverings while indoors. It is part of the county’ efforts to slow a recent, rapid spike in COVID-19 cases in the community.
Cloth face masks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting today (June 25) at these locations:
Clearwater Main Library
100 N. Osceola Ave.
Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday- Sunday: Noon to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5157 45th St. N
Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave.
Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
863 3rd Ave. N
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
7770 52nd St. N
Monday-Thursday:10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Masks will also be available at these locations starting Friday (June 26):
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Monday- Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highpoint Neighborhood Family Center
5812 150th Ave. N
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals are encouraged to call the location before heading out to verify availability. Supplies are limited and will be replenished as often as possible.
Pinellas County Ordinance 20-14 defines a face covering as a material that covers the nose and mouth and remains affixed or a face shield. A cloth face covering, or mask, may be factory-made or sewn by hand and can be improvised from clothing or other household fabric items. Residents must wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pinellas County; however, there are several exceptions that can be found here.
The commission elected to adopt the emergency order by ordinance to allow it to be enforced as a non-criminal local ordinance violation.
For information about the ordinance and the county’s COVID-19 response, go to the county’s COVID-19 Resource website.
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