Free Masks in Alachua County

You know how important it is to wear a face mask to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. But maybe you are having trouble getting a mask. 

These local groups are giving out free face masks. 

  • High Springs Fire Department Free Masks: If you or a family member needs a mask. Before going, please call 386-454-2056. (Do not call 911).
  • City of Alachua: Free cloth masks. Pick up at the City of Alachua City Hall drive-thru window, Monday through Thursday, between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Limited number of masks.

Using and Taking Care of Face Masks: Once you have a mask, you want to make sure you are using it the right way and taking care of it. 

For great tips and tricks, listen or read this NPR LIfeKit podcast "What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks"

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to make cloth masks.

UF Health: How to Put on and Remove a Face Mask

Very helpful tips and tricks for taking face mask off for lunch and putting back on.