TOWSON, MD—Following the confirmation of the first cases of coronavirus in Maryland, Baltimore County is continuing to closely monitor potential developments and remains in regular contact across county government and with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to prepare for any comprehensive and coordinated response as necessary.
“Baltimore County is actively working across agencies and with our state partners to coordinate information and prepare for the COVID-19 virus,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We have brought agency leaders together, will continue public health preparedness efforts, and remain vigilant to ensure we are ready for any scenario.”
“Keeping residents safe and informed is our highest priority,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services and Health Officer. “Because misinformation can be as contagious and harmful as a virus, I urge everyone to rely on credible sources including the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and your state and local health departments for accurate and up-to-date information.”
Baltimore County reminds residents to practice simple preventive measures. Knowing your Flu F.A.C.T.S. is an excellent way to limit the spread of infectious germs:
Frequently wash hands.
Always get an annual flu shot.
Cover your cough.
Take time off from work or school if you have symptoms.
Seek care if your symptoms worsen.
Visit the Baltimore County Health Department’s website to receive the County’s latest information regarding COVID-19.
For state and national updates, visit the Maryland Department of Health.