Both Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have issued mask mandates for residents and business owners. The mandates stipulate that those entering an indoor public space must wear a mask. There are common sense exceptions which include medical conditions, and if the person is eating/drinking.
If you’re still in need of one, and would rather not craft one yourself (WATCH: CDC shows how to make your own mask at home) we’ve compiled a list of three ways you can get one in the Sunshine City right now:
Free St. Pete Masks
The City of St. Pete has opened several pickup locations where residents can grab a free mask. Here are the pickup locations:
Azalea Recreation Center: 1600 72nd St. N.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: 1101 Country Club Way South
Imagine Museum: 1901 Central Avenue
PSTA Stations: Grand Central and Williams Park
USF St. Pete: 200 6th Avenue South
Fossil Park Fire Station: 875 64th Avenue North
People Empowering & Restoring Communities: 1601 16th Street South
Trevor Burgess, CEO of Neptune Flood Insurance, launched a Masks for St. Pete Fundraiser. Burgess and his partner Gary M. Hess donated 10,000 masks to the city of St. Pete, and they’re working to bring even more for residents in need. You can donate to the campaign online here.
They’ve so far raised $12,541 of a $13,000 fundraising goal to bring 10,000 more masks to the Sunshine City. Keep up with the latest mask news by following the City of St. Pete on Facebook.
Masks on the Buy Local Tampa Bay Market
LocalShops1 is on a mission to boost the Tampa Bay economy. At the start of this pandemic Ester Venouziou launched a brand new online market, think like an Etsy or Amazon exclusively for Tampa Bay makers.
The organization has lofty goals. To help, I Love the Burg, along with That’s So Tampa, have partnered with LocalShops1 to launch the Million Dollar Mission. Infusing this much money into the local economy is simple math. In short, we need 50,000 people to each spend $20 (or more) with their favorite local makers and small businesses on our marketplace.
One of the featured items in the shop are locally made masks for both kids and adults. Many feature fun, locally inspired designs to help enliven your mask fashion.
You can see a full collection of masks available for pickup and delivery by clicking here.
I Love the Burg just released a new design for their reusable face masks. They make a statement and keeps you safe! Get yours here.