With face coverings now required at indoor public places in Pinellas County, masks have become a must-have accessory in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
That’s why free mask distribution sites have been created countywide to help residents stay safe while remaining in compliance with the county ordinance that went into effect June 24.
Cloth masks will be available on a first come, first served basis at the following locations:
- Clearwater Main Library
100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday- Sunday: Noon to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Lealman Exchange
5157 45th St. N., St. Petersburg
Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
- St. Petersburg Free Clinic
863 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
7770 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m to 1 p.m.; 2 p.m to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Dr., Largo
Monday- Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Highpoint Neighborhood Family Center
5812 150th Ave. N., Clearwater
Monday- Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College
9200 113th St. N., Seminole
Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Greater Mt Zion AME Church
1045 16th St. S., St. Petersburg
Drive-through only distribution Saturday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while supplies last
- Rock of Jesus Missionary Baptist Church (MBC)
3940 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg
Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Church staff will take mask-related calls from 9-10 a.m. on those two days only
County officials encourage those seeking masks to call the location to verify availability. Supplies will be replenished as often as possible.
In addition to distributing masks, the county has also set up a hotline to answer questions about the face covering ordinance and other COVID-related concerns. The County Information Center can be reached at (727) 464-4333, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Anyone who doesn’t wear a face covering after receiving a warning can be issued a local ordinance violation, a non-criminal citation, to appear in county court. Any person or business establishment found in violation of the ordinance could be fined $100 for a first violation, $250 for a second violation and $500 for a third violation.