BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and some volunteers from his administration spent part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day packing tens of thousands of COVID-19 tests and face masks for city schools.
On Monday morning 50,000 tests and over 40,000 masks were packed by Scott and his team to be distributed to city schools Tuesday, the mayor tweeted.READ MORE: Teens, 14 & 15, Shot Outside East Baltimore Gas Station
Scott tied the packing event to the holiday commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.
“King believed that everybody can be great because everybody can serve,” he said. “So thanks to the great public servants who came out today!”
We did it! Over 40,000 masks and 50,000 tests packed and ready for delivery to @BaltCitySchools students and teachers tomorrow.
— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) January 17, 2022
The mayor announced earlier this month the city will be distributing 100,000 tests and 80,000 masks to its schools. The equipment packed Monday represents half of that allotment.READ MORE: Hogan Calls On Franchot To 'Halt Or Minimalize' Pending Gas Tax Increase; Comptroller Says Executive Action Is Needed
Scott endorsed the school system’s plan for in-person schooling in early January, saying virtual classes have led to learning loss that has impacted the emotional well-being of students and deepened inequities in education.
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