March 6, 2020
Deidre McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536
Charlie Gischlar, Deputy Director, Media Relations, 410-767-6491
Maryland Department of Health reports potential COVID-19 exposure risk at The Village at Rockville
Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has determined that a person confirmed to have Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, attended a gathering at The Village at Rockville on February 28, 2020. The time period of risk of exposure is from noon to 6 p.m. Those who attended the event may be at some risk for acquiring COVID-19.
MDH recommends that members of the public who attended this event monitor themselves for symptoms of a respiratory infection including fever, cold-like symptoms, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath until March 13, 2020.
Until then, persons who attended this event should check their temperature twice a day and notify their health care provider and local health department if their temperature is greater than 100.4 or they develop a respiratory illness. They should remain at home until they receive instructions about next steps from their health care provider or local health department.
Members of the public who have questions about this information are encouraged to call the Maryland Emergency Management Agency call center at 410-517-3720. The call center is available until midnight tonight and from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Maryland Department of Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement.
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