December 2, 2020

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

Nearly 4,000 COVID-19 kits packed with personal protective equipment (PPE) to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus will be distributed in several sections of Montgomery County that have been hardest hit by the virus. The kits will be distributed in areas of zip codes 20902, 20904 and 20906.

The kits include hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, gloves, tissues, masks, non-contact infrared thermometers and batteries.

The scheduled distribution plan:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hughes United Methodist, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton,
  • Thursday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 14500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring.
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. East County HUB at East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring.
Similar kits were distributed in the Wheaton area in November. More than 1,000 kits were distributed in that effort.

Funding for the distributed items was secured through the Office of Minority Health at the Maryland Department of Health.