The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is partnering with the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) to distribute free KN95 and N95 masks to county residents at local libraries and Department of Health clinics.
KN95 and N95 masks are made of material with an electrostatic charge, which can help prevent inhaling virus particles. Not all masks provide the same protection. When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air and the number of layers.
Masks will be available at all 16 AACPL branches including Severna Park and Broadneck. Locations are available at www.aacpl.net/services/locations-hours. The libraries are open:
Community-based and nonprofit organizations interested in large orders of masks are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org. The type and quantity of masks distributed will depend on availability.
For more information on proper mask etiquette, visit www.aahealth.org/facemasks.
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