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Posted on: July 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mask Up Las Cruces: Free Face Mask and Sanitation Kit Giveaway, Drive-Thru and Grab-N-Go Options

Image of State of New Mexico wearing a mask

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Las Cruces will have a free face mask and sanitation kit giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18.

Two options for mask pick up will be available. A drive-through set up will be at the parking garage of City Hall. The entrance is at the corner of north Campo Street and east Mountain Avenue.

A walk up grab-n-go option will be in the parking lot of Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.

Click here to see a map where the two venues will be.

“We want to reach as many people as possible, that is why we are offering two options including one for those who might not have a car,” said Lynn Gallagher, Quality of Life Director.

The event is part of the Quality of Life Department’s newest campaign “Mask Up Las Cruces,” whose objective is to encourage and educate the community about the benefits of wearing a face covering when out in public, as well as to provide a face mask to those who might not have one.

“In compliance with all public health orders, staff and attendees are required to social distance and wear their masks,” Gallagher added.

During the event, attendees will be able to pick up a free face mask or a sanitation kit, which includes a hand sanitizer, a box of tissues, and a reusable cloth face mask. Quantities are limited; all items will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Recently, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham again amended the public health order requiring the use of face-covering when in public spaces. The event aims to help Las Crucens to comply with the order.

Attendees can also pick up a Take & Make Activity Kit for kids, and Census takers will be there to help community members answer the 2020 Census.

For more information, please call 575/528-4001 or email

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