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Montgomery County Government to Distribute Thousands of COVID Kits to Disproportionately Impacted Neighborhoods

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Nearly 4,000 COVID-19 kits, packed with personal protective equipment (PPE) to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus, will be passed out in some sections of Montgomery County hardest hit by the virus. The affected zip codes are 20902, 20904 and 20906. Public Health staff packed the PPE kits, which contain hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, gloves, tissues, masks, non-contact infrared thermometers, and batteries.

COVID PPE KitThe kits will be shared at the following food distribution sites:

  • Hughes United Methodist (10700 Georgia Ave. in Wheaton), Tuesday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Oak Chapel United Methodist Church (14500 Layhill Rd. in Silver Spring), Thursday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • East County HUB at East County Community Recreation Center (3310 Gateshead Manor Way in Silver Spring), Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

These kit distribution events follow a similar one in Wheaton in November in which an additional 1,000 kits were passed out at testing sites in Wheaton. The items were paid for through funding Montgomery County Government secured through the Office of Minority Health at the Maryland Department of Health.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website as well as the County’s data dashboard or follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCountyMD

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Media Contact: Public Information Office, 240-777-6507

Release ID: 20-744
Media Contact: Public Information Office 240-777-6507