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    December 10, 2022

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    Chase Cook, Acting Director of Communications, 410-767-3536

    PHOTO RELEASE: Maryland Department of Health co-sponsors four Hispanic outreach events to encourage families to be COVIDReady 

    Organizers distributed free at-home COVID-19 test kits and health information to hundreds of families in Central Maryland


    Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and community partner Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) is providing free at-home COVID test kits, along with fresh food and toys for the upcoming holidays, to members of the Hispanic community during four CAF community events in December. 




     Contributors help assemble resource bags for families across the state.


    Hundreds of volunteers have worked to prepare boxes of food and medicine, which are being distributed to families in need throughout the community during these events. 




    MDH provided COVID tests, masks and other items to the participating families. 

    MDH will co-sponsor two more CAF events this month, giving away more than 800 tests and important health information about how to stay COVIDReady with bivalent boosters for the holidays and beyond. These events are a continuing effort for Maryland’s COVIDReady response and prevention of respiratory illness such as flu and RSV

    For more information on COVID-19, visit covidLINK.maryland.gov

    To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call the MDH GoVAX call center at 855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).



    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 engagement. 


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