Charles County Department of Health staff coordinates with patients in need of medical assistance by appointment only for home visits.
Upon arrival, the staff will take proper precaution such as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and calling in advance to confirm the appointment.
If someone comes to your door that you do not recognize or have a medical appointment with, please contact the police.
What is COVID-19? The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. It was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in humans and animals. They cause illnesses from the common cold to more severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
How is it spread?
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
Many patients who have more severe complications have had pneumonia in both lungs.
Preventing viral respiratory diseases
The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
Where can I learn more about the COVID-19?
State information from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH):
Global information from World Health Organization (WHO):