Editor's Note: The borough has moved the date to Friday, February 5, due to expected inclement weather.
PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough of Prospect Park will be undertaking a "mass rollout" of the town's "mask-up, sanitize, and social distance campaign" to make sure every household has personal protective equipment February 1.
"We are still in the midst of the second wave of increasing cases of COVID-19," Borough Administrator Instashan Chowdhury said. "Although vaccines have begun to roll out, this battle is far from over. Under the leadership of our mayor, Mohamed T. Khairullah, and the Municipal Council, the Borough of Prospect Park is ready to deliver PPE kits to our entire community."
"The distribution of the sanitizing solution and Personal Protective Equipment is a reminder to our residents of the three pillars of protection: social distance, mask up, and sanitize," Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah said. "The message on the designer mask is a reminder to the outside world that we are all in this together until this pandemic is lifted. We thank the volunteers who helped put these packets together and pray for the safety of our residents and everyone on the front lines in the fight against COVID."
According to Chowdhury, workers and volunteers have packaged over 2,700 bags, or one per Prospect Park household, which will be distributed. The packages will contain N-95 and surgical masks, face shields, 4oz bottles of hand sanitizer, and cloth masks with the borough's logo and #MaskUpProspectPark.
In the past, the borough has had other PPE distribution programs by partnering with private entities and receiving donations as part of their on-going battle to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Additionally, the borough has distributed donated food to families in need through charitable partnerships established.
The second Health Fair held in November brought medical personnel, area organizations, and testing through private and county entities. Prospect Park also established a relationship with Dawa Pharmacy located at 70 Brown Avenue. This is to provide free COVID testing Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The tests offered are PCR (nasal swab) and for antibodies. Chowdhury said that the testing is open to everyone.
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