The City of Hartsville will begin distributing reusable cloth face masks to citizens at several locations throughout the city, while supplies last. The masks come from generous donations from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Byerly Foundation, and the Sonoco Foundation.
Citizens will be provided two face masks per person or five per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at designated dates and times for city residents. The schedule of mask distribution is as follows:
|July 15||7 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center 701 W. Washington St.|
|July 16||12 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center 701 W. Washington St.|
Additional distribution events will be announced as available. Individuals that are high risk are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to receive a complimentary mask. City Council passed a resolution on June 30, 2020 to encourage all residents and visitors of Hartsville to wear a mask when in public. As COVID-19 cases increase each day, members of the community are asked to take responsibility for lowering the spread of the virus.
“We are thankful to have the support of so many organizations in our community that believe in the importance of masks. These organizations have truly stepped up with sizable donations to ensure that the citizens of Hartsville have the opportunity to protect themselves and those that they come in contact with each day by wearing a face covering.” said Lauren Baker, City of Hartsville Public Information Officer.