March 2, 2020

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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: (:49) and (1:36).


Visit​ for up-to-date information and resources about COVID-19 in Maryland.



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