- 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. There are five sites that will distribute on Saturday, December 9th.
Hours and locations are listed below.
• Mesa Produce (2036 Cliff Drive), 10am-1pm
• Costco in the Camino Real Marketplace (7095 Market Pl Drive, Goleta),10am-2pm
• Franklin Community Center (1136 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara), 10am-2pm
• Albertson’s in Carpinteria (1018 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria),10 am-4pm
• Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, Sat: 10am-530pm, Sun: 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. Masks will be available as supplies last.