Westminster, MD, Friday, March 13, 2020 – Carroll County Board of Commissioner Stephen Wantz and Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer will hold a press conference today regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in Carroll County. Although there are no positive cases in the county, the number of cases is increasing in Maryland and across the United States. With the first case of community spread detected in Maryland this week, county leaders want to provide as much information to the public to increase understanding and awareness.

“Carroll County wants to be proactive in sharing information with our residents and takes this step to bring our knowledgeable subject matter leaders together to present an up to date report on the county’s situation and relay preventative measures we can all take to help slow the spread of COVID-19, protect our vulnerable populations and maintain critical county services and operations.”

The press conference will be live-streamed at: https://youtu.be/kd0ms8OVSbM

WHO: Stephen Wantz, President, Carroll County Commissioners

Ed Singer, Health Officer, Carroll County Health Department

Jim DeWees, Carroll County Sheriff

Brian DeLeonardo, Carroll County State’s Attorney

Dr. Steve Lockard, Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools

Mark Olszyk, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Carroll Hospital

Tom Jeffers, Corporate Director of Emergency Management for LifeBridge Health

Dr. Henry Taylor, Deputy Health Officer and Medical Director

Dr. James D. Ball, President, Carroll Community College

Roberta Windham, County Administrator, Carroll County

Valerie Hawkins, Carroll County Emergency Manager

Scott Campbell, Director, Public Safety

Celene Steckel, Director, Citizen Services


WHEN:            Friday, March 13, 2020 3:00 p.m.  

WHERE:          Carroll County Office Building Room 003
225 N. Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Accurate COVID-19 information is critical to the community. For the most current and accurate information about the situation, please refer to the following:

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

Anyone feeling ill should contact their health care professional. CCHD is now operating a hotline, available 8 am – 5 pm at 410-876-4848. After hours, callers may leave a message or call 2-1-1. All emergencies should continue to call 9-1-1.