The distribution event will take place at 6 different libraries on Wednesday, December 28 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The masks will start being handed out at 12 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m. or until supplies run out.
- Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue
- Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive
- East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Boulevard
- Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue
- Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Boulevard
- Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Boulevard
City officials say masks will be limited to 2 per person.
Over Christmas weekend, Orleans Parish reported a record-breaking 2,400 new coronavirus cases, topping the most cases over one weekend since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. It has since been recommended the use of high-quality medical masks including surgical masks, N95, and KN95 to best stop the spread of COVID-19.3