Need more masks? Volusia County has you covered

Residents can pick up 2 free masks

Brendan Williams, president of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, stretches the thin cloth band of a surgical mask, which was received in a shipment from the federal government, outside Webster at Rye senior care center on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Rye, N.H. The surgical masks which break when stretched, child-sized examination gloves and isolation gowns with no sleeve openings for hands make up the bulk of the personal protective equipment recently sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New Hampshire nursing homes, according to Williams. The facility is not using the items they received from FEMA. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Even though the vaccine is becoming more and more available, health officials strongly urge everyone across the country to continue wearing their masks.

If you find that your stockpile is running low, Volusia County has begun distributing 100,000 surgical face masks.

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Residents of the county can stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person:

  • Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand
  • Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
  • Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
  • John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority, 600 Greenlawn St., New Smyrna Beach
  • Orange City Library, 148 Albertus Way, Orange City
  • Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
  • Pierson Library, 115 N. Volusia Ave., Pierson
  • Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand

“The mask giveaway is part of the Step Up Volusia program, a countywide initiative to reinforce the continuing need for residents to practice hand-washing, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings,” officials said.

The face masks were provided by the state of Florida. So far, the county has distributed over 500,000 face masks within the community.

If you can’t make it to one of the locations or do not live in Volusia County, you can find affordable surgical face masks here.

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