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Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Free face masks available

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Beginning Wednesday, July 8, free, reusable cloth face masks will be available to the public at four of the city’s community centers. While supplies last, face masks will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the following locations:

  • Dickerson Community Center – 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Midtown Community Center – 925 George W. Ingram Blvd.
  • Schnebly Recreation Center – 1101 N. Atlantic Ave.
  • Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Community Center – 1000 Vine St.

The 8,000 masks were provided by a personal donation from Zone 2 Commissioner Aaron Delgado and the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County.

In Daytona Beach, people are required to wear face coverings at any indoor locations where socially distancing is not possible. For more information about the requirement and exemptions, please visit http://www.codb.us/coronavirus.

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County offers free face masks
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is offering free, cloth masks to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two locations in Daytona Beach:

• 421 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
• 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach

There is no criteria to be eligible for a free, plain white face covering. For more information on how to obtain face coverings from DOH-Volusia, call 386-274-0500 and press # for coronavirus information or visit www.volusia.floridahealth.gov.

Volusia County Government provides free face masks
To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government is distributing face masks. Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours:

• Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach
• Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
• John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach

Additionally, Votran has received 100,000 face masks, which staff has already begun distributing to riders and residents. These masks are available on buses and at Votran’s Transfer Plaza, 207 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach; and the Votran administrative office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

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, physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings. The face masks were provided by the State of Florida.

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