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ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins to Distribute 85,000 Face Masks to Baltimore Community

Aug 12, 2020
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu jhunews@jhu.edu
Patrick Smith

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Baltimore and new state mandates for mask use, it’s more critical than ever that people living in the city have access to masks. To help get city residents the protection they need, this week Johns Hopkins University and Medicine will partner with The Door and The Mix Churches to distribute 85,000 reusable masks to more than 50 community groups, neighborhood associations and faith-based institutions.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community organizations will have staggered appointments to pick up their masks during that window, to allow for proper distancing.

WHERE: The Mix Church, 1725 E Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21231

WHO: More than 50 Baltimore community groups are scheduled to receive masks. Included are organizations, such as BUILD, NAACP, Central Sol and Baltimore Urban League, that will in turn distribute masks to targeted communities. Neighborhood associations scheduled to collect masks include Douglass Homes, CARE, McElderry Park, Washington Hill, Johnston Square, Eager Park, Waverly, Remington and Charles Village.

Masks will also be distributed through Johns Hopkins’ Food Access Program so that families will be able to pick up masks when they collect their weekly food box.

BACKGROUND: Johns Hopkins coordinated a donation of 85,000 masks from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Preparedness and Response. The masks are 100% cotton, washable and reusable (up to 15 times), and packaged in sets of five.

For more information, please contact Jill Rosen, jrosen@jhu.edu.                                                                                                               


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