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Washington County COVID-19 Status

This dashboard is updated Monday-Friday.
To view all COVID-19 related stats please visit: https://www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info/dashboard/

For case information by zip codes visit: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov

Resources for Health Care Facilities can be found by visiting: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/hcf-resources

Note: This is a rapidly evolving situation and this page will provide updates as they become available

Press Conference:
COVID-19 Update

HAGERSTOWN, MD (7/14/2020)

Remember to
#MaskUpWashCo

Stay Home – Mask Up – Wash Your Hands

Washington County Government, health, school, first responder and law enforcement agency partners, along with the City of Hagerstown, are working together to plan, respond and communicate on COVID-19. Questions from the public may be directed to COVID-19@MeritusHealth.com or by calling 2-1-1 or 301-790-9170. Up-to-date information is available online at washcohealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2109-covid-19

Washington County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Releases

COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 16, 2020

The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’ Click here to receive Washington County briefings delivered

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 13, 2020

The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’ Click here to receive Washington County briefings delivered

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 9, 2020

The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’ Click here to receive Washington County briefings delivered

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 6, 2020

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING October 6, 2020 The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 2, 2020

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING October 2, 2020 The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’

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Do your part to help flatten the curve

The Health Department strongly encourages the community to continue preventive measures: such as cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily, and stay at home if you are sick.

Individuals can call 240-313-3210 or email wash.health@maryland.gov to report concerns regarding compliance with this Executive Order.

Wear a Face Mask to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Per Governor Hogan’s most recent executive order, as of 5:00 PM, September 4, 2020 all Maryland residents over the age of five (5) years old are required to wear a face covering when they are:
 
  1. In or on any Public Transportation
  2. Indoors at any location where members of the public are generally permitted, including without limitation, Religious Facilities, Retail Establishments, Foodservice Establishments, Fitness Centers, Gaming Facilities, Indoor Recreation Establishments, Personal Services Establishments, and Indoor Theaters
  3. Outdoors and unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not members of their household
  4. Obtaining healthcare services, including without limitation, in offices of physicians and dentists, hospitals, pharmacies, and laboratories
  5. Engaged in work in any area where: a. interaction with others is likely, including without limitation, in shared areas of commercial offices; or b. food is prepared or packaged.

Exceptions may be found on pages 10-11 of the executive order. 

How to Make Your Own Face Covering

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Washington County Health Officer Updates

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Testing Sites in Washington County

The Meritus COVID-19 testing site is now available to those who do not currently have symptoms of the coronavirus, but suspect or are concerned that they have been exposed. No appointments or referrals are needed to be tested. Testing is now available for all ages.

  • Meritus Screening Drive Thru Center is located at 13620 Crayton Blvd. The drive-thru screening center is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-noon.
  • CVS Drive Thru Testing Site located at 1503 Potomac Ave, Hagerstown MD 21742. Please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing to see if you qualify for testing at this site and to schedule an appointment.
  • CVS Drive Thru Testing Site located at 10 E Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown MD 21740. Please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing to see if you qualify for testing at this site and to schedule an appointment.
  • U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 11236 Robinwood Drive, Suite 101 Hagerstown, MD 21742. Appointment required and patients are charged with copay. Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 240-313-4242
  • U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 18721 N Pointe Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742. Appointment required and patients are charged with copay. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 301-733-8313

The Washington County Health Department will no longer be conducting COVID-19 testing at the VEIP site in Hagerstown. The health department will continue to provide free COVID-19 testing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All testing sites are walk up, free and do not require an appointment or doctor’s referrals

Mobile Walk-Up Testing Sites:
Washington County Health Department is launching mobile testing sites throughout Washington County. Testing as these sites will be open to everyone and you do not need a doctor’s order or an appointment to participate. The tests used are the quick nasal swab that takes about 15 seconds to administer. Please follow social distancing and masking guidelines when participating at these sites. All testing sites are walk-up clinics and are from 9:00 am-12:00 pm unless indicated differently.
At this time we have scheduled free COVID-19 testing at the following locations:
  • October 14: Christ’s Reformed Church, 17012 Alcott Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • October 16: Keedysville Library, 22 Taylor Dr, Keedysville, MD 21756
  • October 19: Hagerstown Fire Dept – rear parking lot, 25 Church St, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • October 21: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (parking lot across the street), 601 Washington Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • October 23: Hancock Town Hall, 126 W High St, Hancock, MD 21750
  • October 26: Hagerstown Fire Dept – rear parking lot, 25 Church St, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • October 28: University Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740
New locations will be announced on the Health Department’s website at https://washcohealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/ and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WashHealth/

Hand Washing

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Steps to Proper Handwashing:

  1. Start with warm water
  2. Use soap to make a lather
  3. Scrub for 20 seconds
  4. Rinse well
  5. Dry hands completely
  6. Use towel to shut off faucet

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a good alternative when soap and water are not available to wash your hands.

When to Wash

You should always wash your hands BEFORE:

  • Touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Inserting or removing contact lenses
  • Preparing food
  • Eating

You should always wash your hands AFTER:

  • Using the toilet
  • Coughing, sneezing or using a tissue
  • Eating, drinking or smoking
  • Touching cuts, burns or infected areas on the skin
  • Handling raw meat and poultry
  • Changing diapers
  • Touching animals
  • Touching public surfaces like door handles, gas pumps, shopping carts, etc.

Social Distancing

The CDC defines social distancing as it applies to COVID-19 as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.” That’s all well and good, but let’s break down what that means in real life.

Social Distancing Tips

  • Do not hug, shake hands, or high five. These actions can transmit a virus from person-to-person.
     
  • Maintain a distance of approximately six feet from others when possible.
     
  • Avoid mass gatherings and congregate settings. The CDC defines congregate settings as crowded public places where close contact with others may occur, such as shopping centers, movie theaters and stadiums.
     
  • Those who are at risk for more severe COVID-19 illness, such as older adults and persons with compromised immunity, should limit contact with others and be rigorous about social distancing and other protective measures
     
  • Use good protective behaviorswash your hands frequently using soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds; cover coughs and sneezes; stay away from others if you’re ill, and disinfect high-touch surfaces

Should I Go to Work?

If possible, businesses should establish policies and practices that facilitate social distancing between employees and with the public. These include flexible worksites (telework) and hours (e.g., staggered shifts).

If your work requires you to be on site, consider whether the worksite can be rearranged to support social distancing.

And remember to follow good hygiene practices like frequent handwashing and cleaning of common surfaces.

If you are eligible to telework, plan your work and take-home materials and equipment that you will need.

COVID-19 Resources

Below are links to information and materials available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) website. All of the resources are free to print and share. 

Visit the link below for access to materials in more languages at the CDCs website: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/other-languages

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include InternetProviders.com. Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.