We are currently testing weekly. For testing locations, times and details, go to our calendar page
We are currently vaccinating in Phases 1A, 1B, C and 2A. Phase 2A includes all over age 60.
If you are in one of these phases and want to schedule an appointment for a vaccination call 443-523-1920.
NOTE: Phase 1B includes besides those noted on the graphic, the following categories: (updated March 9, 2021)
- Those in independent living group homes or facilities
- Developmentally disabled individuals
- Behavioral health group homes
- Education K-12 and higher education
- Licensed Childcare providers
- Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Vaccine FAQs Checklist
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 anwser is NO. Find out the details here
View the regional Town Hall Meeting held on January 25, 2021 featuring health leaders from Tidal Health, Atlantic General, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester County Health Dept.. https://jwp.io/s/9zDiv0SN
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
- Anyone can get sick with the coronavirus regardless of race or ethnicity or age.
- 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.
- 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.
- Protect yourself by practicing social distancing. Avoid gatherings and public places that are still open.
- 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.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Testing
Need help finding a food pantry? Click here for the 2020 Tri-County resource directory
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 email@example.com or call 443.523.1700 or 443.783.0621
information for churches and places of worship
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. Click here to download.
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
children and families topics
Need help finding food during covid 19? read the list of local sites in both english and spanish here
Caring for children, Tips from the CDC
Managing teen anxiety
MENTAL HEALTH and substance use TOPICS
psychological first responder self-care health tips here
Resources for on-line access for those families and individuals dealing with Substance use disorders
- Narcotics Anonymous http://www.jftna.org or http://virtual-na.org or http://NAbyphone.com
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Recovery dharma
- SMART Recovery
- Celebrate Recovery
SAMHSA has also added a COVID-19 website which has several guidance documents and resources pertinent to treatment and recovery. https://www.samhsa.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TOPICS
COVID-19 Food Safety guidelines FOR HOME AND BUSINESS
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
FACT SHEETS FROM THE CDC
Self quarantine tips Poster
For even more go TO CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE FOR PREVENTION TIPS, GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC populations AND MORE.