CHICAGO — Illinoisans are required to cover their faces in public starting Friday to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Residents will be required to wear a face covering or mask when in public and unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from other people, according to Gov. JB Pritzker’s office.
Some aldermen are giving out free masks after businessman Willie Wilson donated 1 million masks to Chicago wards earlier this week. The city also plans to give out 1 million masks to “residents in need,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Many of the mask giveaways are ward specific. Not sure what ward you live in? Look it up here.
1st Ward/ Logan Square: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at Ald. Daniel La Spata’s office, 1958 N. Milwaukee Ave. Residents must pre-arrange a pick up. Call 872-206-2685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details here.
2nd Ward/Wicker Park: 1-3 p.m. Friday for seniors only and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday for all 2nd Ward residents at Ald. Brian Hopkins’ office parking lot, 1600 W. Blackhawk St. Residents can also request a mask by filling out this form. More details here.
4th Ward/ Kenwood: 3-5 p.m. Saturday at CSO Sport and Medical Complex, 1301 E. 47th St. The effort is organized by Ald. Sophia King. Details here.
5th Ward/ South Shore: 11 a.m. Friday at 7351 S. Stony Island parking lot; 2 p.m. Friday at 60th & Stony Island parking lot. The effort is organized by Ald. Leslie Hairston. Details here. Another at 10 a.m. Saturday, at All Nations Worship Assembly, 7359 S. Chappel Ave. Details here. And one at noon Saturday, there’s a giveaway at Local Market, 2101 E. 71st St. Details here.
8th Ward/ South Shore: noon-2 p.m. Saturday at 7415 S. East End Ave. The effort is organized by Ald. Michelle Harris. Details here.
11th Ward/ Bridgeport: Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson said in his newsletter he plans to announce a giveaway soon.
14th Ward/ Chicago Lawn: 9 a.m.-noon Friday at Ald. Ed Burke’s office, 2650 W. 51st St. Details here.
15th Ward/ Englewood: Ald. Raymond Lopez’s office is delivering masks to residents. Call 773-306-0837 to request one. Details here.
16th Ward/ New City: Ald. Stephanie Coleman plans to announce a giveaway soon.
17th Ward/ Auburn Gresham: Ald. David Moore is looking for volunteers to help distribute masks. Call his office at 773-783-3672 if you can help. Details here.
18th Ward/ Ashburn: noon Saturday at New Foundation of Hope, 8144 S. Kedzie Ave. Ald. Derrick Curtis also plans to give away 4,000 pounds of chicken.
24th Ward/ North Lawndale: Residents can request a free mask from Ald. Michael Scott Jr.’s office by calling 773-533-2400.
27th Ward/ West Humboldt Park: 10 a.m. Friday at Turkey Chop, 3506 W. Chicago Ave. 5,000 free masks are available. Details here.
27th Ward/ Near West Side: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at Ald. Walter Burnett Jr.’s office, 4 N. Western Ave. Senior and low-income residents can also request a mailed mask by calling 312-432-1995.
28th Ward/ Garfield Park: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Garfield Park, 258 S. Central Park. Ave. The effort is organized by Ald. Jason Ervin. Details here.
31st Ward/ Belmont Cragin: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at New Life Covenant Church, 5101 W. Diversey Ave. The effort is organized by Ald. Felix Cardona Jr. Details here.
33rd Ward/ Irving Park: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Ald. Rossana Rodriguez’s office, 3001 W. Irving Park Road. The mask giveaway will continue through Tuesday. Details here.
35th Ward/ Logan Square: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa’s office, 2934 N. Milwaukee Ave. Residents must fill out this form ahead of time.
37th Ward/ Austin: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Ald. Emma Mitts’ office, 4924 W. Chicago Ave.
41st Ward/ Edison Park: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Ald. Anthony Napolitano’s office, 7442 N. Harlem Ave. Call 773-631-2241 when you arrive. Details here.
45th Ward/ Jefferson Park: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Hoyne Savings Bank, 4729 N. Milwaukee Ave. The effort is organized by Ald. Jim Gardiner. Details here.
48th Ward/ Edgewater: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Ita Church parking lot, 5500 N. Broadway. The effort is organized by Ald. Harry Osterman.
49th Ward/ Rogers Park: Residents can request a free mask from Ald. Maria Hadden’s office by calling 773-338-5796 or emailing email@example.com. Details here.
50th Ward/ West Ridge: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Ald. Debra Silverstein’s office, 2949 W. Devon Ave. More details here.
Make a mask: Learn how to make your own mask out of an old T-shirt here.
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