With the use of face coverings mandated in Orange County, Emergency Services is working to get face coverings to the public. OCES ordered 30,000 masks, with 22,000 distributed to public safety partners, human services organizations and other targeted community groups including migrant farm workers, older adults, and those who cannot afford masks on their own.
Volunteers packaged more than 21,000 masks earlier this week. Distributions will be occurring throughout the next few weeks at locations throughout the county. Here is a tentative schedule:
- Orange Grove Fire Department will disperse masks Tuesday and Thursday for two weeks beginning Tuesday, June 23. Distribution will be from 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. at fire station No. 1 (6800 Orange Grove Road, Hillsborough).
- Orange Rural Fire Department will host a distribution on Friday, June 19 at the DSS parking lot in Hillsborough, beginning at 5 p.m. If needed, another distribution will be held next week.
- Cedar Grove Fire Department station 2 (720 Hawkins Road) will host community distribution events from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday June 25 and Thursday, July 2. Residents are asked to drive up to the front door.
- Masks will be available for pick up at White Cross Fire Department (5722 Old Greesnboro Road) Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to Noon each day.
More distribution locations will be added. Each station has a limited quantity of masks. In addition, click below for information about distributions from municipalities.