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1,294,430
Masks distributed as of September 18, 2020


Wearing a face mask is something simple we can all do to keep our loved ones and neighbors healthy and safe. Medical science shows that face coverings can help slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and save lives.

In North Carolina, a statewide face covering order is in effect. Everyone is required to wear a face covering in public places, whether inside or outside, where physical distancing of 6 feet isn’t possible.

We want to make it easy for everyone in our community to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask. That’s why Atrium Health is leading a private-public partnership, along with Mecklenburg County, Bank of America, Barings, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, CharMeck Responds Coalition, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Duke Energy, Foundation For The Carolinas, Honeywell, Lowe’s, Marand Builders, National Gypsum, Premier, Red Ventures, Rodgers Builders, Sealed Air, State Farm, Trane Technologies, United Way of Central Carolinas, Wells Fargo, YMCA of Greater Charlotte and many others, to supply over 2 million masks. This private-public partnership showcases how business leaders, health professionals, and government officials can work together to help boost our economy.

Several initiatives have already started to make sure that vulnerable and underserved communities have access to masks to help protect their families.

If your business or organization would like to be part of this initiative to serve our vulnerable, underserved and other targeted communities, please complete and submit a request form.

Guide to the different types of face masks and how to care for them

With a lot of different types of face mask options out there, it’s important to understand which face mask works best for you and how to properly care for it. Learn more here.

Mask pickup dates and locations

Below, see where you can pick up a free mask. This list will be updated as more locations become available.
*Severe weather such as heavy rain or thunderstorms may impact availability.

Events

Saturday, September 19
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Free Mask Pop-up Event
GoodFellas Barbershop
4005-B Sunset Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

Wednesday, September 23
9 a.m. – noon
Pineville Pop-up Event
Pineville Neighbors Place
10725 Industrial Dr., Pineville, NC 28134

Wednesday, September 23
4 – 6:30pm
Cleveland County Mobile Food Pantry
Graham Elementary School
1100 Blanton Street, Shelby, NC 28150

Saturday, September 24
4 – 6 p.m.
Montgomery County Free Mask Pop-up Event
First Baptist Church
401 E Main St, Troy, NC 27371

Friday, September 25
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medassist Free Pharmacy Event
Lincoln County Senior Services
612 Center Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Saturday, September 26
9 a.m. – noon
Free Mask Pop Up Event
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Compare Foods
818 E. Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

Saturday, October 3
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wow Supermarket
6407 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217

YMCA locations

Brace Family YMCA
3127 Weddington Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to noon, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Dowd YMCA
400 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Harris YMCA
5900 Quail Hollow Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Johnston YMCA
3025 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205
Monday-Thursday: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Keith Family YMCA
8100 Old Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon, 6 to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Lake Norman YMCA
21300 Davidson St., Cornelius, NC 28031
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon
Sunday: CLOSED

McCrorey YMCA
3801 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to noon, 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 6 to 11 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Morrison Family YMCA
9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Simmons YMCA
6824 Democracy Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m., 6 to 11 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Stratford Richardson YMCA
1946 West Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208
Tuesday-Thursday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Brewery locations:

Birdsong Brewing Co.
1016 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28206
Tuesday-Friday: 3 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brewers at 4001 Yancey
4001-A Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Devil's Logic Brewing
1426 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28204
Tuesday-Thursday: 3 to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Edge City Brewery
6209 Old Post Rd Suite 109, Charlotte, NC 28212
Sunday-Monday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 1 to 10 p.m.

Heist Brewery
2909 N Davidson St., #200 Charlotte, NC 28205
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood
1906 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
Monday-Wednesday: 2 to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 2 to 11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Legion Brewing SouthPark
5610 Carnegie Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28209
Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NoDa Brewery
2921 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28206
Thursday: 3 to 9 p.m.
Friday: 3 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 7:30 p.m.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Resident Culture Brewing Co.
2101 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
Monday-Wednesday: 3 to 10 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 3 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Sweet Union Brewing
13717 E Independence Blvd., Indian Trail, NC 28079
Tuesday-Wednesday: 3 to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 3 to 11 p.m.
Friday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday: noon to 12 a.m.
Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Sycamore Brewing
2161 Hawkins St., Charlotte, NC 28203
Monday-Thursday: 4 to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.

The Unknown Brewing Co.
1327 S. Mint St., Charlotte NC 28203
Tuesday-Thursday: 4 to 10 p.m.
Friday: 3 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Wooden Robot Brewery
1440 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28203
Friday: 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.

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