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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Questions and Concerns about Confirmed Case in Queen Anne’s County

Questions and Concerns about Confirmed Case in Queen Anne’s County

 

Earlier today, Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Many citizens have concerns and questions about this confirmed case.


We are following HIPAA laws which protect a person’s privacy especially in this situation. We cannot release any additional information at this time.


Our Health Department staff is well trained and extremely competent in doing investigations. As we receive up-to-date information it will be released.


We are asking our residents not to panic and to continue with the recommendations of social distancing and if you are having symptoms to contact your primary care physician. Persons who have been exposed to the virus have the potential to infect others before they display symptoms. If you have sick family members recovering at home please use this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Queen Anne’s County has set up an information line for the public to call with questions about COVID-19. Staff will be available by phone from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 443-262-9900 qaccovid19.callcenter@maryland.gov

This is a rapidly changing event so follow us on social media @QACGOV and qac.gov online for the latest updates to county government. For the latest information on COVID-19 follow Queen Anne’s County Department of Health @QADOH and qahealth.org



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