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Where to find free masks and PPE throughout capital area

3 years 7 months 4 days ago Thursday, May 07 2020 May 7, 2020 May 07, 2020 11:00 AM May 07, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

Local governments and businesses around the Capital Area are distributing masks and PPE to several organizations as well as people who are most vulnerable. 

Detailed below is a regularly updated list of locations where free masks are being distributed in south Louisiana. 


Livingston Parish officials will be distributing donated, high-quality, re-useable masks (masks that can be washed and reused) at locations throughout the area. Find the locations of the distribution centers here.

East Baton Rouge

The Division of Human Development and Services, Office of Social Services and EBRP Head Start Programs are collaborating to hold a free drive-thru mask distribution on Friday, May 8 as a part of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s “Mask Up EBR” campaign. 

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can pick up the masks from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at any of the six locations listed below: 


New Horizon Head Start

1111 N. 28th Street

Wonderland Head Start

1500 Oleander Street


Charlie Thomas Head Start

8686 Pecan Tree Drive


Freeman Matthews

1383 Napoleon St


Progress Rd Head Start

1881 Progress Rd


LaBelle Aire Head Start

1919 N. Christy Dr.

During this drive-thru distribution, participants are asked to remain inside their vehicles and keep in mind that masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

West Baton Rouge

At this time there are no free mask distribution sites listed. 

West Feliciana

At this time there are no free mask distribution sites listed. 


At this time there are no free mask distribution sites listed. 

Pointe Coupee 

At this time there are no free mask distribution sites listed. 

St. Helena 

Fire departments in each ward will have a limited amount of masks to pass out. 
District 1 - Greensburg 
District 3 - North Helena 
District  8 - South Second ward 
District 4 - Rescue Third ward 
District 7 - Montpelier   
District 2 - Pine Grove 
District 2 - Dennis mills   
District 5 - Hillsdale 
District 6 - Six ward 


Beginning Friday, May 1st, a limited number of washable, cloth facemasks will be handed out free of charge at the Zachary Fire Station, located at 4525 Main Street.  

Masks will be distributed via a drive-thru method on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 9 a.m. until supplies last. 

The masks were donated to the City of Zachary by Metropolitan Councilman Trae Welch.

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