Starting July 7th the Tallahassee-Leon county office of economic vitality will distribute over 100,000 face masks to businesses in the Tallahassee area in an effort to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The OEV is also working with local chambers to ensure all businesses are reached.
“The public health science is clear—face coverings are one of our most effective tools to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long.
Businesses, defined as a local employer, nonprofit, association, and place of worship, are eligible for up to 100 face coverings. Local businesses with multiple storefronts are eligible for up to 200 face coverings.Free face coverings, distributed first come first serve, will be made available for pickup at OEV and each chamber with details listed below.
Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (300 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Curbside pickup only at the TalChamber Carport
Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (1028 E Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL, 32301) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Capital City Chamber (1020 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301) – By appointment only, call 850-329-895
In addiction to this, Individuals can pickup up to 5 face masks at any leon county public library from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday.
- Main Library (200 West Park Avenue)
- Dr. B.L. Perry, JR. Branch Library (2817 South Adams Street)
- Eastside Branch Library (1583 Pedrick Road)
- Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library (16327 Blountstown Highway)
- Lake Jackson Branch Library (3840 North Monroe Street)
- Northeast Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Road)
- Woodville Branch Library (8000 Old Woodville Road)
Actually, Vinny, the science is not al all clear as to the effectiveness of face coverings, particularly given that the masks people are wearing are being hand made or mass manufactured using all types of materials.
Please cite the “scientific” data that supports your assumptions, associated with the various types of face coverings people are using? And please announce the name of the very generous person or entity that donated the masks you’re giving away… since they seem to have been acquired “free” of charge.