The City of Norman will be distributing 100,000 free face masks to residents and business owners as part of Norman’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Masks are now required in all public spaces following an ordinance that went into effect on July 8.
The disposable masks, which were purchased through an anonymous donation, will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the following fire stations:
- Station 1, 411 E. Main Street
- Station 5, 1050 168th Avenue NE
- Station 8, 3901 36th Avenue NW
- Station 9, 3001 Alameda Street
Individuals and business owners wishing to pick up masks should approach public entrance located at the front of each fire station.
City of Norman Ordinance 2021-3 defines a mask as a covering made of cloth or fabric without holes that covers the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. Masks may be factory-made, or handmade and improvised from ordinary household materials. Household items such as bandanas, towels, t-shirts or any other cotton or linen fabric can be used to make a mask.
For more information about the mask ordinance or to see Norman COVID-19 data, visit www.coronavirus.normanok.gov.