Free N95 Masks To Be Distributed at Montgomery County Libraries

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD — Residents in need of an N95 mask will be able to pick them up at Montgomery County Public Libraries beginning Friday, Jan. 21. The libraries will have different schedules for distribution on a first come, first served basis.

All of the masks are adult sized, and there are no children's masks available, the county said.

At-home test distribution will continue at libraries as well until supplies runs out.

Branches that will distribute masks from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday:

Branches that will distribute masks from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday:

“A key element that helps reduce community transmission is the wearing of a high-quality face covering,” said County Executive Marc Elrich in a news release. “We know that masks work and having these higher quality face masks as compared to simple face coverings, increases protection. We have these masks available in our stockpile because we planned. I appreciate the work of our Department of Health and Human Services, emergency management, procurement and general services teams for getting them and thank our libraries for ensuring this distribution system is effective, efficient, and equitable.”

This article originally appeared on the Germantown Patch

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