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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).  Current symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.  Information and numbers of confirmed cases changes rapidly. The Center for Disease Control is the most updated site for national and general information.  Visit them here

to see the maryland department of health’s coronavirus cases dashboard   go 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 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. 

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

Workplace-School-and-Home-Guidance

Talking to Young Children CoronaVirus

Caring for children, Tips from the CDC

Managing teen anxiety

family and spanish resources 


MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS

FREQUENTLY asked questions about the coronavirus and maintaining mental health 

Managing Fears about the coronavirus

Teleworking Anti-Anxiety Tips

psychological first responder self-care health tips here


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TOPICS

COVID-19 Food Safety guidelines FOR HOME AND BUSINESS

COVID19 and Septic Systems – What to Know

 

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 

 

For guidance for older adults, click here

HANDWASHING 101 GUIDE POSTER

 

social distancing infographic

kids guide to covid-19 ntips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…

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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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