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Free Masks Available at City Hall and Select Burlington Public Library Locations; Donations Being Accepted

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*Please see a media release below issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — July 30, 2020 — To assist people in complying with the temporary Mask By-law and to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the City of Burlington is offering free packs of disposable masks from City Hall and as of Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, individual reusable masks will be available from City Hall and Burlington Public Library’s (BPL) Tansley Woods, New Appleby, Aldershot and Central branches.

Burlington residents who need a mask can come to City Hall or a library branch listed above during operating hours to pick up a mask for themselves or their family.

A staff member located at the entrance doors can direct inquiring residents to take a mask home for use. We recommend that residents follow Public Health Guidelines and wash their re-useable cloth masks before and after use.

Locations and Hours

Burlington Public Library branches are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about masks and the temporary Mask By-law, go to burlington.ca/masks.

Accepting Donations

The City is also collecting re-useable cloth masks (preferred) and disposable face masks from anyone who would like to donate them. For those who wish, monetary donations are also accepted in the form of debit, e-transfer, credit card and cheque to help the City purchase more masks for residents. Cash is not being accepted at this time.

All donations are greatly appreciated and will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • The City will issue a tax donation receipt for donations of $25 or more. In order to issue a donation receipt, include your name and full address
  • Donations can be taken to Service Burlington in City Hall or mailed to City Hall, attention: Service Burlington, 426 Brant St., Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z6 with a note “Mask Donation” and your name and full address
  • Monetary donations can be e-transferred to accounting@burlington.ca with a note in the memo for “Mask Donation”. Please note, that e-transfers can only be done if the donor’s bank allows automated deposits. If you can send the e-transfer without entering a password or question, then your bank allows automated deposits
  • Businesses are welcome to donate branded masks

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

I am so pleased at the generosity we have seen from our community, enabling us to coordinate the free distribution of masks to those who need them. Our businesses continue to step up to help mitigate the spread of this virus and keep our city healthy and open for business. I want to also thank city staff, councillors and the Burlington Public Library for their time and effort in making this happen in such a timely manner.

RELATED LINKS:

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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