Westminster, MD (March 17, 2020) – The Carroll County Health Department and Board of County Commissioners jointly announced the second diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Carroll County. The woman, in her 30s, is a family member of the first diagnosed Carroll case. She is in good condition with very mild symptoms and is isolating at home. The Health Department is investigating these cases with the help of the Maryland Department of Health. Communicable Disease nurses will identify contacts and advise them of any necessary actions to take. The Health Department will share information, as soon as possible, if any risk to the public is identified.

 “We are very grateful that Carroll County’s first two cases are experiencing extremely mild illness and are being very cooperative with public health guidelines,” said Ed Singer, Carroll County’s Health Officer.

“We know people all across the county and the country are being asked to adhere to sweeping restrictions on their activity,” said Commissioner President Stephen Wantz. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we believe this social distancing is critical to saving lives in our community.”

The Carroll County Health Department’s COVID-19 call center is currently open 8 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week; the number is 410-876-4848. Call takers cannot share any additional details about the cases, but can help answer residents’ questions. After hours, callers may leave a message or call 2-1-1. People with emergencies should continue to call 9-1-1.

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

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

Maryland Department of Health (MDH):     https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):             coronavirus.gov

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Maggie Kunz, Carroll County Health Department, maggie.kunz@maryland.gov. 410-876-4924