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Distribution of Free Face Masks in Hillsborough Ends Today

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The free face coverings will be available from 8 a.m. until noon at four Hillsborough parks.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Hillsborough County will end the distribution of free, reusable cloth face coverings at noon today (July 2) at four county parks.

The free face coverings will be available from 8 a.m. until noon at these locations:

  • E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin
  • Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz
  • Lithia Springs Park, 3932 Lithia Springs Road in Lithia
  • Upper Tampa Bay Park, 8001 Double Branch Road in Tampa

Each person in the vehicle will receive two face coverings. Drivers may also request face coverings for immediate family members who are not present.

Hillsborough County’s Office of Emergency Management has been distributing 2 million cloth face coverings from the state of Florida, including to themunicipalities, HART, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and other public agencies, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, and nonprofit and charitable organizations. The county is continuing to explore additional locations and opportunities to distribute free face coverings in the future.

Operators of small businesses in Hillsborough County may request a one-time quantity of 250 reusable cloth face coverings from Hillsborough County. The cloth face coverings are free of charge and will be available as supplies last.

To further protect the public against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Hillsborough County’s Emergency Policy Group has enacted an order requiring that face coverings be worn inside businesses that are open to the public, with certain exceptions. The order applies to all people, including customers and employees, inside Hillsborough County businesses and nonprofit organizations that are open to the public when social distancing cannot be maintained. The city of Tampa has a separate order in effect.

For information about the EPG order and the importance of wearing face coverings to stop the spread of COVID-19, go to HCFLGov.net.

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