Testing:

We are currently testing weekly.  For testing locations, times and details, go to our calendar page 

 

 

 

vaccine information

All individuals over age 18 are eligible for a vaccine.  To schedule an appointment call  443.523.1920.

Our vaccination clinics unless otherwise noted provide the Moderna vaccine.  It is a two dose vaccine scheduled 28 days apart.

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: (Updated 06/16/2021)

  • June 23, 2021; June 30, 2021: 12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Somerset County MAC Center (8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3, Westover, MD 21871) 
  • June 24, 2021: 12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Seton Center (30632 Hampden Avenue, Princess Anne, MD 21853) 
  • June 25, 2021: 9am – 12pm at the Somerset County MAC Center (8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3, Westover, MD 21871) 
  • June 27, 2021: 1pm – 3pm at the Somerset County MAC Center (8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3, Westover, MD 21871) THIS IS ONLY FOR SOMERSET COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS AGE 12 AND OLDER. PARENTS MUST ACCOMPANY STUDENTS TO THIS VACCINATION APPOINTMENT.
  • June 30, 2021: 12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Somerset County MAC Center (8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3, Westover, MD 21871) 

vaccine facts: 

Vaccine FAQs PDF Document LinkChecklist

About-the-Vaccines-12_7_ PDF Document Link

Maryland-COVID-19-Vaccine-Fact-Sheet PDF Document Link

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet PDF Document Link

Confused by all the info about the virus and the vaccine?  Is it a rumor? Is it fact? For many of the answers to your questions, check out the Maryland Corona virus Rumor page here

For even more information on the COVID-19 vaccine go to https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/ 

Benefits of getting vaccinated https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html      or visit the CDC’s FAQs here

Will my insurance be billed for my COVID vaccination?  The answer is NO.  Find out the details here

FOR THE LATEST NEWS go to our news and events page 

The novel-coronavirus is a respiratory disease. The outbreak began in China is caused by a virus known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.  Information and numbers of confirmed cases changes rapidly.

To learn national and general information visit the Center for Disease Control here

maryland department of health’s coronavirus cases dashboard, go here

Governor Hogan’s Covid-19 Related Executive Orders Here

updated guidance for schools (3/26/21) here

KNOW THE FACTS

  1.  Anyone can get sick with the coronavirus regardless of race or ethnicity or age.
  2. Signs and symptoms include: fever of 100.4 degrees or more, cough, and shortness of breath. Call your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have the virus or if you have recently traveled.
  3. Protect yourself. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 sec. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home if you are sick, cover your cough or sneeze. Practice social distancing.
  4. Protect yourself by practicing social distancing.  Avoid gatherings and public places that are still open. 
  5. Effective April 18, 2020, you must wear a face covering if in an indoor establishment or if outdoors and unable to maintain six feet apart.  
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Testing PDF Document Link

Need help finding a food pantry?  Follow link for the 2020 Tri-County resource directory PDF Document Link


Individuals with disabilities

If you would like more information or assistance regarding COVID-19 for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities please contact Kyleigh Beaver, Public Affairs Specialist at kyleigh.beaver@maryland.gov or call 443.523.1700 or 443.783.0621 


information for churches and places of worship

An important letter from our Health Officer PDF Document Link

Faith-Based-Recommendations PDF Document Link

Recommendations from the Baltimore-Washington Charge of the United Methodists PDF Document Link


face coverings faq

Where can I find a face covering?  Most stores are now selling pre-made face masks. You can also look for a bandanna or a scarf that will cover both nose and mouth.  

How do I make a face covering?  The Center for Disease Control has an excellent handout on making them for both those who do not sew and those who do sew.  Follow link to download PDF Document Link.

Do I need more than one covering?  It’s a good idea as they must be cleaned daily.  

How frequently do I need to clean a face covering?  Every day.  Wash your covering in warm to hot water with soap.  

Can I share my face covering?  No.  Everyone should have their own to limit the exchange of germs and stop the spread of infection.

 

 

been told to quarantine?  Follow these recommendations here

Infographic of isolation vs quarantine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self quarantine tips Poster PDF Document Link


children and families topics

Need help finding food during covid 19?  read the list of local sites in both english and spanish here

behavioral health student and young adult resource guide PDF Document Link
kids guide to covid-19 ntips

Outbreak Factsheet for Parents and Caregivers PDF Document Link

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILD CARE PDF Document Link

Workplace-School-and-Home-Guidance PDF Document Link

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STAYING AT HOME AND SELF ISOLATION PDF Document Link

Talking to Young Children CoronaVirus PDF Document Link

Caring for children, Tips from the CDC

Managing teen anxiety

family and spanish resources 


MENTAL HEALTH and substance use

TOPICS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL AGES PDF Document Link 

during a crisis talk to people you trust

Managing Fears about the coronavirus PDF Document Link

Teleworking Anti-Anxiety Tips PDF Document Link

psychological first responder self-care health tips here Link to Word Document

Resources for on-line access for those families and individuals dealing with Substance use disorders

SAMHSA has also added a COVID-19 website which has several guidance documents and resources pertinent to treatment and recovery. https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus.


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TOPICS

COVID-19 Food Safety guidelines FOR HOME AND BUSINESS

COVID19 and Septic Systems – What to Know PDF Document Link

Disinfecting Work and Home PDF Document Link


pets and covid-19

There is currently not evidence that pets can transmit the virus.  Pets can stay in a household if someone has a COVID-19 unless they are unable to care for the pets.  To protect your pet, limit contact with them, avoid having them lick your face, wash your hands before and after you care for your pet.  For more resources and information go to http://nasphv,org or  http://amva.org


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR OLDER ADULTS PDF Document Link  


FACT SHEETS FROM THE CDC

what the public should do to protect themselves PDF Document Link

Sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet PDF Document Link

stop-the-spread-of-germs poster PDF Document Link

WASH-UP Coronavirus Prevention Flyer PDF Document Link 

HANDWASHING 101 GUIDE POSTER PDF Document Link

The power of social distancing

spanish information

Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 PDF Document Link

¿Se siente enfermo? PDF Document Link

SÍNTOMAS DE LA ENFERMEDAD DEL CORONAVIRUS 2019 PDF Document Link

Los Microbios están por todos lados PDF Document Link.

MANTENGA LA CALMA Y LÁVESE LAS MANOS PDF Document Link

Qué hacer si contrae la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 PDF Document Link

DETENGA LA PROPAGACIÓN DE LOS MICROBIOS PDF Document Link


get involved: 

MD Respomds logo

Do you want to make a difference and help others in your community?  Sign up today for the Maryland Responds Medical ReserveCorps.  Whether you have medical skills or non-medical skills, or even if you think you don’t have the right skills, we have a role for you in helping us prepare for and respond to a public health emergency. You must be 18 years of age and sign-up is on-line at mdresponds.health.maryland.gov .
 
As a MD responds volunteer you also benefit:
– You gain valuable hands-on experience using or improving skills to keep you and your family safe
– You get the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference and helped others.
– You gain opportunities for social interaction where you can make new friends and expand your professional network
– You can improve your physical and mental health.  Studies show those who volunteer live longer and are healthier.  
 
 

For even more go TO CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE FOR PREVENTION TIPS, GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC populations AND MORE.

media:

wboc commercial – “I Got Vaccinated because…”

 

contact tracing survey 

The Contact Tracing Unit at the Maryland Department of Health is working to evaluate contact tracing by asking the public to fill out a brief survey. Please consider participating in the brief survey (10 minutes or less to complete). Please click the following link to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ctmaryland

If you would like to complete the survey in Spanish or know anyone who would, please use the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ctspan

Your participation is voluntary, and you may stop at any time. 



Administrative Care Coordination / Ombudsman Program

443-523-1700 Administrative Care Coordination/Ombudsman Program This program provides education and outreach to Medical Assistance (MA) recipients to increase awareness of Medical Assistance Programs. Assists beneficiaries to navigate the Medicaid/HealthChoice Program Serves as a resource for beneficiaries and providers Helps beneficiaries to understand and utilize their Medicaid benefits Educates on the importance of preventive health care…

Go to Administrative Care Coordination / Ombudsman Program →

Reproductive Health – Family Planning; Pregnancy Testing; STI Services

  443-523-1700 Somerset County Health Department offers a variety of reproductive health services to teens and women of childbearing age, as well as males. Routine GYN exams Screening for cervical cancer (pap smear) Screening for sexually transmitted infections, including testing for HIV Variety of birth control methods, information and education Pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral…

Go to Reproductive Health – Family Planning; Pregnancy Testing; STI Services →

HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus

443-523-1740 HIV/AIDS EDUCATION Public presentations are given upon request to community agencies including schools, churches, social organizations, and businesses. The Health Department regularly participates in community health fairs as a means to provide outreach. HIV information is provided regularly through our Substance Abuse, Family Planning, Healthy Start and Sexually Transmitted Infection programs. HIV/AIDS COUNSELING &…

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