Montgomery to Distribute Thousands of COVID Kits to Hardest-Hit Communities

Montgomery County will distribute nearly 4,000 COVID-19 kits, packed with personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the spread of coronavirus, to some of the County’s hardest-hit communities. The PPE kits include hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, gloves, tissues, masks, non-contact infrared thermometers, and batteries.

According to a County press release:

The affected zip codes are 20902, 20904 and 20906.

The 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 more information, 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.