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Updated Free Mask Distributions for Monday

Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire, free N-95 masks continue to be will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, City of Lompoc CERT, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, CAL OES, and Direct Relief.

A new free distribution site has been established in Buellton. Free N-95 masks are now being distributed at the Buellton CVS, 218 E Highway 246 in Buellton, during regular hours and while supplies last.

The complete and most up to date sites that will distribute free N-95 masks are listed below.

  • Costco in the Camino Real Marketplace (7095 Market Pl Drive, Goleta), 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Franklin Community Center (1136 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara), 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Albertson’s in Carpinteria (1018 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Lompoc Home Depot (1701 East Ocean, Lompoc), 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Buellton CVS, (218 E Highway 246, Buellton), 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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.

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