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4 locations in Hillsborough County offering free face masks

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 07:30:23-04

TAMPA, Fla. — There are four locations throughout Hillsborough County giving out free cloth face coverings.

An executive order requiring face masks to be worn in Hillsborough County goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. The order was passed by the county's Emergency Policy Group on Monday.

The masks are free and reusable. The EPG says 2 million of the cloth masks have been ordered from the state for public distribution.

The distribution locations are:

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

According to a press release the locations are open:

  • Wednesday, June 24 from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sites are open while supplies last. Each person in a vehicle will get two face coverings and the driver can also request masks for immediate family members who are not present.