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Washington County Joint Information Center

Joint Information Center (JIC) To ensure coordination of public information during incidents that involve multiple agencies and/or jurisdictions, to support the gathering, verification, coordination, and dissemination of accurate, accessible, and timely information.

The JIC consists of representatives from the following agencies: Washington County GovernmentWashington County Health Department, and Meritus Health

Washington County, MD is currently experiencing extremely high levels of community transmission. WCHD recommends that all community members, even those who are vaccinated, continue to take actions to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Wearing a well fitted mask indoors among people who do not live with you
  • Avoiding large crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, or others if you are sick

 
All data are preliminary and subject to change based on additional reporting.
 

For more information visit the Maryland COVID-19 Data Dashboard: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/ 

To view Meritus COVID-19 Patient Stats visit: https://www.meritushealth.com/patients-visitors/covid-19-information/

 

JIC COVID-19 Briefings

The Joint Information Briefing will be distributed on Mondays (with the exception of federal and state holidays) for the duration of the current State of Emergency.

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: January 18, 2022

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING January 18, 2022   The Joint Information Briefing will be distributed on Mondays (with the exception of federal and state holidays) for the duration of the current State of Emergency.   The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) presents information provided by the Washington County Health Department, Washington County Government, and Meritus Health.   All information related

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: January 10, 2022

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             CONTACT: Danielle Weaver, Lead PIO Joint Information Center Phone: 240-313-2384 Email: [email protected]                                                                    Brittany Arizmendi, JIC Manager Joint Information Center Phone: 240-313-2389 Email: [email protected]   COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING January 10, 2022   The Joint Information Briefing will be distributed on Mondays for the duration of the current State of Emergency.

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Washington County COVID-19 Dashboard

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 10, 2021) – In an effort to provide the citizens of Washington County, MD the ability to make informed decisions related to COVID-19, the COVID-19 dashboard has been reinstated at www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info. Statistics will be updated on a daily basis. Please continue to do your part in fighting COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequently

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance

The Washington County Health Department (WCHD) strongly urges all community members who are not yet fully vaccinated to wear masks in indoor group settings and to get vaccinated if they are eligible. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available to anyone age 12 and older.  For more information or to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please visit WashCoVax.com or call 240-313-3456.

Additionally, WCHD recommends that all community members, even those who are vaccinated, continue to take actions to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Wearing a well fitted mask indoors among people who do not live with you
  • Avoiding large crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, or others if you are sick

Community members showing any sign or symptom of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Asymptomatic persons exposed to COVID-19 should also get tested, regardless of vaccination status.

Reference Links:

Press Conference:
COVID-19 Update

HAGERSTOWN, MD (12/15/2020)

Call 2-1-1 for Immediate Assistance

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Washington County, MD

  • 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 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. *NEW* Sunday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Health Department Testing Site is located at the Hagerstown Housing Authority at 36 W. Lee Street, Hagerstown, and is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • 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. Walk-ins are welcome and patients may be charged with a copay. Everyday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 240-313-4242
  • U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 18721 N Pointe Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742. Walk-ins are welcome and patients may be charged with a copay. Everyday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 301-733-8313
Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees due to the impending weather forecast and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. County employees who are designated as “Essential” are expected to perform their duties as they normally would. Employees who can telework should report at their usual time.
 
The County encourages those who must travel to exercise caution while on roadways. If driving is essential, clear your vehicle completely, drive slowly, use caution, and don’t crowd or pass plows.
 
We will update the public if any changes occur. Please monitor Washington County Government’s website and social media for updates.