Part of the revised Illinois Stay-At-Home Order is that residents over two years old need to wear face masks in public spaces where social distancing is not possible. In response, several wards are offering free face masks to residents who may not have them or be able to afford them.
Here's the situation in Uptown. It's suggested that you bring an ID to prove you live in the ward.
- 46th Ward/Uptown: 10am-2pm Tuesdays and Saturdays at Ald. James Cappleman's office, 4544 N. Broadway. Masks are also available for delivery. Call (773) 878-4646 for details.
- 47th Ward/Lincoln Square: Residents can request a free mask from Ald. Matt Martin's office by filling out a form or calling (773) 868-4747.
- 48th Ward/Edgewater: Residents can request a free mask from Ald. Harry Osterman by calling (773) 784-5277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be distribution at St. Ita's Church Tuesday and Sunday between 10am and 2pm.
- JS Cleaners (in Weiss Plaza, Lawrence and Sheridan)
- Cleaners at 1038 W Argyle, at Kenmore
- Monitor Cleaners, Clark and Wilson
- Note: Most cleaners are cash-only businesses.
If you know of any other places to get masks, please add them in the comments.