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Baltimore County Hits Goal Of Distributing 100,000 COVID-19 Safety Kits

A CG image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A CG image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 (CDC)

The Baltimore County Department of Health hit its goal of distributing 100,000 COVID-19 safety kits to residents. The kits include masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and educational information about the coronavirus. 


The department has been distributing kits since May to communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic. It originally expected to meet its goal in December.


Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch says there are enough supplies to continue this effort. The kits are available across the county at locations like apartment complexes, food distribution sites and COVID-19 testing clinics.

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.
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