Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire, free N-95 masks will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, and Direct Relief International. The sites that will distribute on Sunday, December 10th are listed below.
• Costco in the Camino Real Marketplace (7095 Market Pl Drive, Goleta),10am-2pm
• Franklin Community Center (1136 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara), 10am-12pm
• Albertson’s in Carpinteria (1018 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria),10 am-4pm
• Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, 1pm-5pm
Please note that the N-95 masks require a tight seal to be effective and as a result the available adult sized masks will provide only limited protection for most children. N-95 masks when fitted properly provide some protection from the fine particles in smoke. Ordinary dust masks and surgical masks do not provide this protection.
This information was provided by Santa Barbara County Public Health