McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536
Charlie Gischlar, Deputy Director,
Media Relations, 443-463-7234
Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of
Health (MDH) today announced it will distribute free masks at the D. Leonard
Dyer Regional Health Center, located at 9314
Piscataway Road in Clinton, MD on Tuesday, August 25. The event, which
begins at 10 a.m., will continue while supplies last. Members of the media are
welcome to attend to take photos and b-roll footage.
MDH, along with the Prince George’s
County Health Department and Prince George's County NAACP, will distribute the masks
as part of its #MasksOnMaryland campaign promoting the use of face coverings in
public places to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“While we are enjoying the summer,
we must remember to be safe and protect others by wearing a mask,” said MDH
Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Continue to practice social distancing and avoid
large gatherings to help drive down the state’s COVID-19 numbers.”
“We encourage everyone in our
community to wear a mask, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to help
make that happen through this event,” said Bob Ross, President of the Prince
George’s County NAACP.
Marylanders do not need to exhibit
symptoms, suspect they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, or have a doctor’s order to
get tested at the D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center. Testing at the site
is available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For updates on all Prince
George’s County COVID-19 test sites, visit Health.MyPGC.us/CovidTesting.
For a list of testing sites in Maryland,
visit covidtest.maryland.gov. Information and resources about COVID-19 are available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
The Maryland Department of Health is
dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders
through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community
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