FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2022
Re: KN95 and At Home Rapid Test Distribution
The Washington County Health Department is distributing free KN95 masks to the community.
Free KN95 masks are being distributed at Washington County Health Department buildings and all five Washington County Library branches. Masks are available for pick by the public, while supplies last. We request the public only take 5 masks per person.
Locations: Available at the front desks
- WCHD- 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. 240-313-3200
- 925 N. Burhans Blvd. 240-313-3310
Available Beginning Saturday Jan. 29
- Hagerstown Fletcher Branch Library: 301-739-3250 ext. 200
- Boonsboro Free Library: 301-432-5723
- Hancock Memorial Library: 301-678-5300
- Smithsburg Branch Library: 301-824-7722
- Williamsport Memorial Library: 301-223-7027
The CDC recommends using KN95 masks over other types of face coverings to help maximize your protection against COVID-19. Consider upgrading your masks to KN95s, especially if you work in a job with high public contact or shared work spaces.
Additionally the WCHD is continuing to distribute free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests through the Washington County Free Library. If you would like a COVID-19 at-home test kit, and/or masks, please contact your local Washington County Library branch by phone to ask about their supply or visit their website at https://www.washcolibrary.org/. Please do not go inside the library if you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms. WCHD continues to offer weekly PCR testing on Mondays and Wednesdays at 36 Lee Street in Hagerstown from 10am-2pm.
If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination but not vaccinated yet, please do so; testing is useful but a vaccine is still the best tool in our toolbox for fighting COVID-19.
Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands, wear a mask in crowded indoor areas, check on family and neighbors often; their physical health as well as their mental health.
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