Be Informed

The corona virus is a rapidly changing situation as state and local health officials work to keep area residents safe. Below are some resources that can help you stay up to date.

If you're exhibiting flu-like symptoms, contact your doctor and consider being self-quarantined. You will need to be assessed by your health care provider to determine if a test is recommended. Symptoms vary from mild to severe and may not present for 2 to 14 days after exposure. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion or inability to arouse

  • Bluish lips or face

 

The best action is prevention. Local, state, and federal health officials recommend social distancing to decrease contact which helps to limit spreading the virus. Keep surfaces clean that you come in contact with regularly and avoid touching your face. General good hygiene and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly is one of your best defenses.

Additionally, the Garrett County Commissioners remind anyone traveling to the County, despite Governor Hogan’s "Stay at Home" directive, that they must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Maryland Department of Health

Garrett County Health Department

301-334-7777 or 301-895-3111

Emergency Management

301-334-7619

Garrett Regional Medical Center

301-334-7619

Garrett County Public Schools

301-334-7619

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