The City of Burlington recently announced that it is offering free packs of disposable masks to residents who do not have their own.
The city said that as of Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, individual re-useable masks will be available at City Hall and Burlington Public Library’s (BPL) Tansley Woods, New Appleby, Aldershot and Central branches.
Burlington residents who need a mask can visit City Hall or a participating library branch during operating hours.
“A staff member located at the entrance doors can direct inquiring residents to take a mask home for use. We recommend that residents follow Public Health Guidelines and wash their re-useable cloth masks before and after use,” the city said in a news release.
Locations and Hours
426 Brant St. (use Elgin Street entrance)
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Burlington Public Library – Central Branch
2331 New St.
Burlington Public Library – Aldershot Branch
550 Plains Rd. E.
Burlington Public Library – New Appleby
676 Appleby Line
Burlington Public Library – Tansley Wood Branch
1996 Itabashi Way
Burlington Public Library branches are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The City is also collecting re-useable cloth masks (preferred) and disposable face masks from anyone who would like to donate them. Monetary donations are also accepted in the form of debit, e-transfer, credit card and cheque to help the city purchase more masks for residents.
The city says it will issue a tax donation receipt for donations of $25 or more. Donations can be taken to Service Burlington in City Hall or mailed to City Hall, attention: Service Burlington, 426 Brant St., Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z6 with a note “Mask Donation” and your name and full address
“I am so pleased at the generosity we have seen from our community, enabling us to coordinate the free distribution of masks to those who need them. Our businesses continue to step up to help mitigate the spread of this virus and keep our city healthy and open for business,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward in a statement.
“I want to also thank city staff, councillors and the Burlington Public Library for their time and effort in making this happen in such a timely manner.”