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Miami-Dade County to provide free face masks to the public at all Miami-Dade Public Library System locations

Initiative aims to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure compliance with the County’s mask mandate

MIAMI ( July 22, 2020 )

Miami-Dade County will be providing free face masks at all 50 Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) locations beginning Thursday, July 23. This mask distribution initiative is aimed at helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, ensure that residents in need of masks have easy access to obtain them, and ensure compliance with Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20, which requires that all persons in Miami-Dade County wear a mask or other facial covering when in public spaces both indoors and outdoors. The public is reminded that not wearing a mask is now a civil offense punishable with fines of up to $100.

Those who need a face mask can stop by any MDPLS location entrance to request and pick up masks, which will be available for as long as supplies last. For a complete list of library locations and operating hours, visit or call 305-375-2665.

To learn more about Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Guidelines, visit

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