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Free face coverings available at Hillsborough libraries Thursday

No appointment is needed but residents should call or text the library when arriving. Staff will deliver the masks curbside.

Hillsborough County will begin providing free cloth face coverings at 10 libraries on Thursday.

No appointment is needed but residents should call or text the library when arriving, the county said in a news release. Signs with the phone number will be posted at each site. Staff will deliver the masks curbside.

Each resident will receive two of the reusable face coverings and can request more for immediate family members.

Masks will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at these locations:

  • Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico.
  • C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa
  • Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa
  • Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa
  • Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa
  • North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd., Tampa
  • New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa
  • SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
  • Town ‘N' Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Suite 120, Tampa
  • Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner

Hillsborough County’s Emergency Policy Group has enacted an order requiring that face coverings be worn inside businesses open to the public, with certain exceptions. The order applies to all people, including customers and employees inside 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.

Hillsborough County has ended the distribution of face coverings at county parks. Operators of small businesses in Hillsborough County may request a supply of 250 reusable cloth face coverings for pickup from the county.

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