ST. PETERSBURG, Fla-Hillsborough and Pinellas counties both announced new countywide locations where those in need can pick up free masks to help combat the spread of COVID-19—while supplies last.

According to local business site St. Pete Catalyst, Pinellas County announced 10 new sites, one of which, Greater Mount Zion AME Church in St. Petersburg, was only giving out masks this past Saturday. In Hillsborough, four locations were posted to the county’s website.

What You Need To Know

  • Hillsborough and Pinellas counties set up multiple distribution points for free masks

  • Most locations will run out quickly

  • Tampa's city distribution program has run out of masks

Sites on both sides of the bay will distribute masks on a first come, first served basis. The locations are as follows:


  • 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


  • Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater (Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday: noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m.)
  • Lealman Exchange, 5157 45th St. N., St. Petersburg (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor (Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m-5 p.m.)
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic, 863 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg (Monday-Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • Barbara S. Ponce Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park (Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m-1 p.m.; 2-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.)
  • Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Dr., Largo (Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Highpoint Neighborhood Family Center, 5812 150th Ave. N., Clearwater (Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole (Monday–Wednesday: 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m.; Thursday: noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.)
  • Rock of Jesus Missionary Baptist Church (MBC), 3940 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg (Tuesday, June 30 from 9-11 a.m.)

The news came on the heels of the City of Tampa wrapping up its own distribution program—at least temporarily—after giving away its supply of more than 400,000 masks at five sites. The City of St. Petersburg has likewise had to curtail its program from eight locations to three. The St. Pete sites still active are as follows:

  • PSTA stations (Grand Central Station and Williams Park)
  • People Empowering & Restoring Communities, 1601 16th Street S. (This is a location for those who just got out of prison or jail and need help. There are no set operational hours for this location.)