County to Provide Free N95 Masks at County Libraries Beginning Friday, January 21
Montgomery County residents can pick up free, adult-sized N95 masks at 19 Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) branches beginning Friday, Jan. 21. On Friday, Jan. 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the mask guidance to emphasize protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. N-95, KN-95 and KF-94 respirators are masks that have been shown to provide higher levels of protection against COVID-19. Along with getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth in indoor public settings or in crowds is important to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
The distribution of rapid at-home test kits will continue while supplies last.
Residents may pick up four adult-sized ZYB-11 masks (a brand of n-95 mask) at any one of 19 County libraries beginning Friday, Jan. 21. Child-size masks are not available. Supplies are limited and the masks will be available on a first come, first served basis. Click on the below link to view the county’s full press release and to view the list of distribution locations and times: