March 2, 2020
McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536
Charlie Gischlar, Deputy Director,
Media Relations, 410-767-6491
Maryland Department of Health releases
public service announcements amid statewide preparedness efforts for COVID-19
Baltimore, MD – The
Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today released two public service
announcements regarding statewide preparedness efforts to protect Marylanders
from Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. The announcements outline
government-based action and encourage Marylanders to take everyday preventive steps to slow the spread of
respiratory illnesses like cold, flu and COVID-19.
“We want all Marylanders to know that we’re closely
monitoring COVID-19 developments and are working with our federal, state and
local partners to help keep you safe and healthy,” said MDH Secretary Robert R.
Neall. “But everyone can play a role in preparedness — stay informed and use
every day healthy habits to limit your exposure to illness.”
In January, Governor Larry Hogan directed all state
agencies to take every precaution and mobilize all necessary resources to
address COVID-19. Pursuant to his direction, MDH continues to coordinate with
the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and all state, federal and local partners
to lead response efforts.
Download the announcements: http://bit.ly/covid19psa1 (:49) and http://bit.ly/covid19psa2 (1:36).
Visit health.maryland.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date
information and resources about COVID-19 in Maryland.
The Maryland Department of Health is
dedicated to promoting the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease
prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement.
Follow us on Twitter @MDHealthDept and at Facebook.com/MDHealthDept.
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