Westminster, MD, Thursday, March 5, 2020 – In Open Session today, Carroll County Health Department Health Officer Ed Singer updated the Board of County Commissioners regarding the coronavirus situation. Although to date, there are no current cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Maryland, steps are already taking place statewide and locally to keep the public informed. 

Accurate information is critical to the community. At this time, the Carroll County Health Department is coordinating with the Carroll County Emergency Management office and other local leaders to plan for a credible, consistent and coordinated communications campaign.

Mr. Singer recommended anyone interested in current, accurate information about the situation should rely on the following sites:

Carroll County Health Department (CCHD):           https://cchd.maryland.gov/covid-19/

Maryland Department of Health (MDH):     https://health.maryland.gov/pages/home.aspx

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):             https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Residents can find the latest state updates at the following link: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

Mr. Singer emphasized that anyone feeling ill should contact their health care professional. If residents are concerned that they might have been exposed to the virus, they can contact the Carroll County Health Department at 410-876-2152.

The Open Session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.