Hillsborough Makes Free Cloth Face Coverings Available for Operators of Small Businesses

June 29, 2020

Operators of small businesses in Hillsborough County may request a one-time quantity of 250 reusable cloth face coverings from Hillsborough County.

The cloth face coverings are free of charge, and will be available as supplies last. To make a request, submit this form: Face Covering for Small Businesses request form. Instructions will be provided on how to pick up the masks.
To further protect the public against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Hillsborough County’s Emergency Policy Group (EPG) this week enacted an order requiring that face coverings be worn inside businesses that are open to the public, with certain exceptions. The order applies to all persons, including customers and employees, inside Hillsborough County businesses that are open to the public when social distancing cannot be maintained. The City of Tampa has a separate order.

Residents may pick up free cloth face coverings at the following locations while supplies last.

  • E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin
  • Upper Tampa Bay Park, 8001 Double Branch Road in Tampa
  • Lake Park, 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz
  • Lithia Springs Park, 3932 Lithia Springs Road in Lithia

The public distribution sites will be open today until 5 p.m., Saturday (June 27) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and June 29-July 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each person in the vehicle will receive two face coverings. Drivers may also request face coverings for immediate family members not present.

For more information about the EPG order and the importance of wearing face coverings to stop the spread of COVID-19, go to HCFLGov.net.