Frederick County Executive Gardner, in partnership with the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED), provided nearly 7,600 KN95 masks for free to Frederick County restaurant and craft beverage workers. Using two distribution methods, curbside pick-up and by mail, approximately 150 businesses received the masks in December 2020 and most recently February 2021.
The first round included two masks per server and the second round included five masks per server for customer facing staff. The program was available for Frederick County restaurants and craft beverage providers that offered dine-in seated food service.
The Frederick County Office of Economic Development distributed the following masks representing both rounds, December 2020 and February 2021:
# of Businesses who received masks – 146
# of Servers represented – 2,114
# of Masks distributed – 7,580
For information on COVID related resources and programs, visit OED website at http://www.discoverfrederickmd.com/covid-19