Mask Distribution Sites







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From what we can tell, all retailers are now out of free masks. If you still need a mask, please reach out to us at 601-545-4501 (during business hours), on Facebook ( or email ( to assess the best way to pick up a mask.


Thanks to the generosity of Jeremy Hirsch with Spartan Mosquito, 60,000 masks are available to the general public through a variety of private sector retailers and through the collaboration of the City of Hattiesburg, Lamar County and Forrest County.

The distribution process for this donation was established through targeting essential retail touchpoints (where people are already visiting due to essential needs – i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.), government and community facilities and working with partners in the faith-based sector and community nonprofits to reach vulnerable populations.

The goal throughout this endeavor is to make a mask available to those who don’t have one and to make sure everyone wears a mask if out in public.

When picking up a mask, residents are asked to remember the following guidelines:

  • Masks are available at retailer locations on a first-come-first-served basis. If a store is out of masks upon entrance, residents are asked to reach out to the City of Hattiesburg (601-545-4501 during business hours), on Facebook ( or email ( to assess the best place to receive one.
  • Residents are asked to not storm retail locations just to get a mask. If a resident doesn’t have one and needs to go to the grocery store or an essential retailer, it can be picked up.
  • Social distancing guidelines are still important – even with a mask.
  • While no limit will be imposed, residents should only take what is needed.
  • Don’t dispose after one use. These are cloth-based masks that meet CDC standards for fabric face covers and are reusable and washable.

Even with a generous donation of product and distribution through existing retailers, facilities and organizations, there still may be gaps that need to be filled. Should someone not be able to find a mask or need a mask, residents are asked to reach out to the City of Hattiesburg (601-545-4501 during business hours), on Facebook ( or email ( to assess the best way to pick up a mask.

Beginning this weekend, masks will be available at the following list of retail establishments and government facilities.


  • Walmart (Hwy 98 and Hwy 49)
  • Corner MarketSunflower (All five locations throughout Lamar & Forrest County)
  • Target (Hwy 98)
  • Lowes (Hwy 98)
  • Home Depot (4100 O’Ferrell Street)
  • Dollar General Stores (1204 Edwards Street, 1909 Hardy Street, 100 Red Street)
  • Southern Seafood (1005 East Hary Street)
  • Sullivan Grocery (810 James Street)
  • Nathan Jordan’s Palmers Crossing Store
  • Fire Station 1 at 810 Main Street
  • Fire Station 2 at 1111 Arledge Street
  • Fire Station 3 at 53 Academy Drive, Ste 1
  • Fire Station 4 at 5033 Hwy 42
  • Fire Station 5 at 922 E Hardy Street
  • Fire Station 6 at 3804 Montague Boulevard
  • Fire Station 7 at 46 Parkway Boulevard
  • Fire Station 8 at 104 Lamar Boulevard


  • Piggly Wiggly (772 E Main Ave, Lumberton)
  • Ramey’s Grocery Store (4233 Rocky Branch Rd, Sumrall & 157 Shelby Speights Dr, Purvis)
  • Any Lamar County Volunteer Fire Department (call before) – 601-794-5190