Recently, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced the recognition of two County divisions with awards for their COVID-19 Response.
“All across Frederick County Government, our employees have been creatively tackling the challenges presented by COVID,” Executive Gardner said. “We can all be proud of the work being done to make life better for the people who call Frederick County home.”
According to a County press release:
The Frederick County Health Department’s outreach campaign to help people who are struggling during the pandemic, A Way Forward Together, earned a Silver Award of Distinction by the International Academy of Visual Arts. A Way Forward Together provides tips and tools to combat depression, substance misuse, trauma, and suicidal thoughts. These resources can be found at http://AWayForwardTogether.org.
Frederick County TransIT earned the Transportation Association of Maryland’s “COVID-19 Above and Beyond Award.” Throughout the pandemic, TransIT transported thousands of people to their jobs, to medical appointments, and to get food. Drivers also delivered Meals on Wheels and groceries to seniors, and they bring a “Vax Bus” mobile vaccination clinic into the communities. TransIT fixed route driver Ricardo Hernandez, who also drives the mobile vaccination bus, was named the State’s Driver of the Year by TAM.