City Hall and City Hall Commons are also walk-up distribution sites

The City of Syracuse will make thousands of KN-95 face masks available for free distribution beginning Wednesday, December 29th at Syracuse library branches and churches throughout the city.  City residents will also be able to pick up masks during regular business hours at City Hall and City Hall Commons.

“While vaccines and boosters offer the best protection against COVID-19, using a quality, well-fitting mask in indoor public settings is critically important as we face the highly-contagious Omicron variant. We have received a large supply of KN-95 masks and are making them available for easy access at sites all over the city,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “Through continued partnership with Governor Hochul and County Executive McMahon, we expect to continue adding sites for free masks and at-home tests.”

The KN-95 masks will be available to City residents at 19 sites beginning this week. Residents are asked to bring proof of city residency at pickup. Additional sites are expected to be added with locations announced on City of Syracuse social media:

Syracuse City Hall
233 East Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

City Hall Commons

201 East Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Libraries: Available for pickup during regular library hours.


This KN-95 mask distribution is part of the first shipment of free at-home tests and masks. The City announced yesterday that it already began distribution of its initial supply of free at-home test kits to Syacuse Housing Authority residents and Parks community program participants. New York State has shared with municipal leaders that this is the first shipment of free face coverings and at-home tests, and to expect additional supplies in the weeks ahead.

The City will announce future public distributions of at-home test kits, which is expected to include walk-up options at neighborhood community centers, public libraries and area churches, when information is available.

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