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Hillsborough County libraries giving free face coverings to residents and small businesses

Businesses can request a quantity of 100 face coverings
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Posted at 11:26 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 11:26:59-05

HILLSBOROUGH, Fla. — Hillsborough County will provide free, reusable cloth face coverings to residents at two dozen libraries beginning Thursday, Dec. 10.

In addition, the county is offering operators of small businesses the ability to request a one-time quantity of 100 face coverings, while supplies last.

While supplies last, residents can pick up two of the reusable face coverings and can request face coverings for immediate family members not present.

Distribution hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lobby Pickup:

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico

C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa

Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa

Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa

North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd. in Tampa

New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. in Tampa

SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin

Town N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 in Tampa

Curbside Pickup:
To minimize contact, residents should call or text the library when arriving. Signs with the phone number will be prominently posted at each site. Staff will bring the face coverings outside. No appointments are needed.

78th St Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa

Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library, 13619 N. 22nd St. in Tampa

Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road in Odessa

Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon

Charles J. Fendig Public Library, 3909 W. Neptune St. in Tampa

James J. Lunsford Law Library, 701 E. Twiggs St. in Tampa

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz-Lake Fern Road in Lutz

Port Tampa City Library, 4902 W. Commerce St. in Tampa

Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive in Riverview

Ruskin Branch Library, 26 Dickman Drive SE in Ruskin

Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road in Seffner

Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave. in Tampa

Thonotosassa Branch Library, 10715 Main St. in Thonotosassa

West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W. Union St. in Tampa

Face Coverings for Small Businesses:
Operators of small businesses in Hillsborough County may submit a request for a one-time quantity of 100 reusable cloth face coverings. The face coverings are free of charge and will be available as supplies last.

To make a request, email ESF07@hcflgov.net. Instructions on how to pick up the face coverings will be provided in a confirmation email. You will be asked to bring proof of your Federal Tax Identification Number (Employer Identification Number) at time of pickup.

The mandate that face coverings must be worn in indoor locations of businesses, with certain exceptions, remains in effect. For more information, click here.