The Harford County Health Department, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, will hold a #MasksOnMaryland drive-thru clinic to distribute free masks to Harford County businesses.
The event will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the 120 S. Hays Street, Bel Air location. Businesses are encouraged to register to secure masks and reduce their wait time. The registration link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YKPVTXT
Marcy Austin, Acting Health Officer, says “We are pleased to be able to distribute masks for our local community, without charge, to continue with safety precautions against COVID-19. All of our Harford County community has worked tirelessly over the past several months to help combat this virus, and this is just another opportunity for the health department to stress the importance of safe practices during this time. Wearing a mask can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and we welcome any business who is in need of masks for their staff or guests to drive thru on Wednesday.”
The free mask event is a part of the #MasksOnMaryland campaign to encourage all Marylanders to wear face coverings in public places to help prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19.
The Maryland Department of Health’s #MaskOnMaryland campaign comes just in time for flu season. “The Harford County Health Department is encouraging all residents to continue to wear masks and social distance, especially during flu season, said Lisa Swank, RN, Emergency Preparedness
Coordinator for the health department. “This is why we are providing Harford County businesses with free masks to distribute to their patrons and employees during this time of year. Especially with the upcoming flu season, your actions can define the health of our community.”
The Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear face coverings in public and follow other preventive measures, such as social distancing, frequent hand washing, and cleaning high tough areas to reduce the spread of COVID-19.