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Free face coverings available for pick-up in Tampa

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 19, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — Free face coverings will be available for pick-up in Tampa after Mayor Jane Castor's executive order mandating the use of face coverings in the city.

All residents in the City of Tampa must wear face masks while indoors and who are not able to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Children under the age of 2 do not have to wear a face covering.

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“The data is unquestionable: if we wear masks, we can stop the spread of this virus—that’s the bottom line,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “Our community is looking for leadership which is why we are putting this mandatory mask ordinance in effect to protect our citizens. If we wait, more people will get sick and more lives will be lost. This is an emergency and we have to act now.”

Free face coverings will be available at the following locations starting Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. until further notice:

  • Himes Ave. Complex - 4501 S. Himes Ave
  • MacFarlane Park – 1700 N. MacDill Ave.
  • Al Barnes Park – 2902 N. 32nd St.
  • New Tampa Community Center - 17302 Commerce Park Blvd

No ID is required to receive a mask, and they are limited to two per person in the vehicle.

Businesses can request to pick up face coverings for staff and customers by filling out a form.

For more information about the executive order, click here.