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DELMARVA POWER COVID-19 Customer Support Extension

Need help finding a food pantry?  Click here for the 2020 Tri-County resource directory


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
NEW AS OF 5/27/2020
Pools Order Guidelines for Reopening

new as of 5/13/20:
Openings and Gatherings AMENDED-5.13.20 
Interpretive-Guidance-for Businesses

 

Stage 1 Reopening (effective May 15, 5:00 pm)

WHAT’S OPEN

wHAT’S STILL CLOSED

  • Animal adoption shelters
  • Art galleries
  • Barbers and beauty salons by appointment (hair services only)
  • Bookstores
  • Car washes
  • Clothing and shoe stores
  • Churches and religious facilities
  • Florists
  • Furniture stores
  • Jewelers
  • Lawn and garden stores
  • Pawn shops
  • Pet groomers
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Tobacco and vape shops (Want to quit? Check out our Tobacco Cessation Program)
  • Senior Centers
  • Restaurants and bars (dine-in)
    • Only take-out or delivery allowed
  • Fitness Centers (health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers, and self defense schools)
  • Theaters (live performance and movie theaters)
  • Enclosed malls
    • Excludes retail establishments attached to enclosed malls that are directly accessible from the outside.
  • Bingo and pool halls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Amusement parks
  • Roller and ice skating rinks
  • Miniature golf establishments
  • Social and fraternal clubs (ex. American Legion, VFW, Elks Clubs,etc)
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Nail salons
  • Tanning salons
  • Massage parlors

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 abroad.
  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 a retail or food facility. 
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Testing

information for churches and places of worship

An important letter from our Health Officer

Faith-Based-Recommendations

Recommendations from the Baltimore-Washington Charge of the United Methodists


face coverings faq

Where can I find a face covering?  Stores are in short supply of pre-made face masks. 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.


children and families topics

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

Outbreak Factsheet for Parents and Caregivers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILD CARE

Workplace-School-and-Home-Guidance

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STAYING AT HOME AND SELF ISOLATION

Talking to Young Children CoronaVirus

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 

Managing Fears about the coronavirus

Teleworking Anti-Anxiety Tips

psychological first responder self-care health tips here

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

Disinfecting Work and Home


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  


FACT SHEETS FROM THE CDCduring a crisis talk to people you trust

what the public should do to protect themselves

Sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet

stop-the-spread-of-germs poster

WASH-UP Coronavirus Prevention Flyer 

HANDWASHING 101 GUIDE POSTER

 

 

social distancing infographic

Infographic of isolation vs quarantinekids guide to covid-19 ntips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


spanish information

Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019

¿Se siente enfermo?

SÍNTOMAS DE LA ENFERMEDAD DEL CORONAVIRUS 2019

Los Microbios están por todos lados.

MANTENGA LA CALMA Y LÁVESE LAS MANOS

Qué hacer si contrae la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019

DETENGA LA PROPAGACIÓN DE LOS MICROBIOS


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.  
 
Sign up today here.  

 

Self quarantine tips Poster

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

 

 



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…

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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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