Building and supporting healthy communities is a key mission for The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Vulnerable populations may experience disproportionately negative effects during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period.

To address this need and to help at-risk populations return to work, social activities and family responsibilities safely, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center will be distributing complimentary Community Care Kits that include isolation-grade masks, hand soap, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes and toothpaste. The kit also includes paper bags to store the face masks when not in use. (While isolation-grade, these masks are not approved for use by providers in clinical settings.)

Distributions will occur in the areas of greatest need, including the ZIP codes 43219, 43211, 43207, 43223 and 43203.

The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is partnering with the Columbus Police Department, Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, Columbus City Schools and the National African American Male Wellness Initiative along with other community partners to distribute these kits.

We’d like to thank L Brands and the City of Columbus, Superior Dental Care and the community for their generous donations to these kits.

Where and when

Monday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. *or while supplies last
East High School
1500 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203

Tuesday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. *or while supplies last
3223 Allegheny Ave.
Columbus, OH 43209

Wednesday, May 13, 2 to 7 p.m. *or while supplies last
New Salem Baptist Church
2956 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43224

Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. *or while supplies last     
Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204

Friday, May 15, 11 a.m. until supplies run out.
Kroger
1441 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43207

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