Quantcast

Thousands of face masks distributed in Lompoc Sunday - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

Thousands of face masks distributed in Lompoc Sunday

Posted: Updated:

UPDATE - Free N-95 masks will be distributed at the following locations on Monday, Dec. 11:

  • Costco in the Camino Real Marketplace, 7095 Market Place Drive in Goleta, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Franklin Community Center, 1136 East Montecito Street in Santa Barbara, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Albertsons in Carpinteria, 1018 Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria,10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Lompoc Home Depot, 1701 East Ocean in Lompoc, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Buellton CVS, 218 E. Highway 246 in Buellton, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, 1:30 - 7 p.m.

When fitted properly, county health officials say N-95 masks provide some protection from the fine particles in smoke that ordinary dust masks and surgical masks do not. The N-95 masks require a tight seal to be effective. As a result, the available adult-sized masks will provide only limited protection for most children. 


ORIGINAL STORY - Face masks will be distributed again in Lompoc Monday as smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire is now significantly affecting the area.

Sunday morning, people in San Luis Obispo County were also waking up to dark, smoke-filled skies.

For the last few days, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Direct Relief have been distributing N95 masks in the southern portion of the county, but masks Sunday were also provided by the health department to the Lompoc City Fire Department.

CERT members distributed the masks at Home Depot starting at 2:30 p.m. and just a few hours later, said more than 7,000 had already been handed out. They were expected to continue distribution until 8:00 p.m. 

Distribution Monday was said to be taking place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

People of all ages - some from Lompoc, some fire evacuees - were stopping by Sunday to pick up a mask. 

They told KSBY the smoke and air in Lompoc was just as bad as it was in Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities. 

N95 masks are not made for children but do offer some protection from fine particles in smoke that ordinary or surgical masks do not offer. 

Plans for mask distributions in San Luis Obispo County have not been announced. Health officials say the smoke particles in SLO County are not a health risk at this time.

Top Trending Videos

WEATHER
Doppler Radar
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • SLO County Sheriff's deputies arrest wanted Texas fugitive

    SLO County Sheriff's deputies arrest wanted Texas fugitive

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:21 AM EST2018-01-22 05:21:23 GMT
    Photo courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's OfficePhoto courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

    Officials at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office say a fugitive on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list was found on the 900 block of Park Avenue in Cayucos Sunday afternoon.

    Officials at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office say a fugitive on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list was found on the 900 block of Park Avenue in Cayucos Sunday afternoon.

  • Montecito resident and actor Jeff Bridges recounts mudslide and rescue in interview

    Montecito resident and actor Jeff Bridges recounts mudslide and rescue in interview

    Sunday, January 21 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-01-21 22:32:51 GMT

    Highway 101 has officially been reopened. Cal OES' Shawn Boyd takes us through the steps that were taken to clear the highway, and how search and rescue teams conducted searches for the missing. Boyd explains that the search and rescue process began by following a 'grid system' to make sure every area was thoroughly checked before it was cleared.  In the video, Boyd speaks with a Montecito resident who he says we might recognize; Actor, Jeff Bridges. The interview takes place o...

    Highway 101 has officially been reopened. Cal OES' Shawn Boyd takes us through the steps that were taken to clear the highway, and how search and rescue teams conducted searches for the missing. Boyd explains that the search and rescue process began by following a 'grid system' to make sure every area was thoroughly checked before it was cleared.  In the video, Boyd speaks with a Montecito resident who he says we might recognize; Actor, Jeff Bridges. The interview takes place o...

  • Sheriff: Majority of mudslide deaths happened in Montecito Creek

    Sheriff: Majority of mudslide deaths happened in Montecito Creek

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:16 AM EST2018-01-22 12:16:07 GMT

    At Sunday's press conference, Sheriff Bill Brown said most of the 21 fatalities occurred in three main areas of the mudslide.

    At Sunday's press conference, Sheriff Bill Brown said most of the 21 fatalities occurred in three main areas of the mudslide.

Powered by Frankly

© KSBY.com 2018, KSBY.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?