Charles County Department of Health will be closed Monday, February 20, 2023, in observance of President’s Day.
Residents can expect very unhealthy air conditions today, June 9, due to the smoke and fine particles produced from the wildfires in Canada. Air quality is currently at unhealthy levels for everyone.
Due to progressively worsening air qualities residents should limit their time spent outdoors and avoid prolonged or heavy exertion until air quality improves. Individuals sensitive to air pollution, including young children, older adults, people with respiratory problems such as asthma or heart conditions, should avoid outdoor exertion altogether. Consider only engaging in those outside activities that are necessary and limit all outdoor strenuous exercise. People who must be outside, such as outdoor workers, should be alert for symptoms such as difficulty breathing.
The Maryland Department of Health and Charles County Department of Health advise Marylanders to follow the Air Quality Action Guide, which includes information on preventing the adverse effects of polluted air. For a red alert, everyone should limit strenuous outdoor activity when the air is unhealthy.
• If you have lung or heart disease, stay indoors.
• Air conditioning can improve the air quality indoors.
• Masks (like N95s, KN95s) will reduce the particles that you breathe, but they can also make it harder to breathe. • Be alert for breathing problems in children, especially children with lung problems like asthma.
• Check on neighbors and relatives with chronic health problems.
• Use the air recirculating feature in your vehicle when using the air conditioning system.
COVID-19 TESTING CLINICS
First Monday of each month ONLY: Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd., Indian Head, MD 20640 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Indoors)
Please look for signs indicating COVID Testing Entrance. (Effective Monday, March 6th, we will only provide testing at Village Green on the first Monday of each month going forward).
Monday (2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month): Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Hwy., White Plains, MD 20695, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Testing will be conducted outdoors in the parking lot. Please look for signs indicating COVID testing.
Thursday: Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Hwy., White Plains, MD 20695, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Testing will be conducted outdoors in the parking lot. Please look for signs indicating COVID testing. (Testing clinics will be held each Thursday, unless cancelled due to inclement weather).
Friday: Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Indoors)
Please look for signs indicating COVID Testing Entrance.
** Saturday testing has been discontinued. **
The Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a network security incident involving the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Department of Information Technology, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management are working closely with federal and state law enforcement partners to address the incident and to gather additional information. Certain systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of caution and other precautions have and will be taken.
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Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule
Flu vaccines are available at every COVID-19 vaccination clinic through June 30, 2023.