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The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has determined that a person confirmed to have the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may have come into contact with other community members. The potential public exposure locations, dates, and times are as follows:
 
Weis Markets, 20995 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD 20620
Dates: March 12 and March 17, 2020  
Time ranges: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Walmart Supercenter, 45485 Miramar Way, California, MD 20619
Date: March 16, 2020
Time range: 10:15 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. 
Family Care Pharmacy, 46300 Lexington Village Way #104, Lexington Park, MD
Date: March 17, 2020
Time range: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Community members who were also at these location during the specified dates/times may be at some risk for acquiring COVID-19 and should:
 
Self-monitor for symptoms of a respiratory infection including fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, or shortness of breath until 14 days have passed from the date of exposure 
Stay home as much as possible
Call the COVID-19 Community Hotline (Monday - Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 301-475-4911) and ask for a call-back from a health department nurse 
If you develop symptoms:
 
Call your healthcare provider 
If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the COVID-19 Community Hotline (Monday - Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 301-475-4911) to speak with a Health Department nurse  
Self-isolate - Remain at home until you receive instructions about next steps from your healthcare provider or local health department. Stay at least 6 feet away from others. If possible, do not share a bathroom or bedroom with others in your household. 
Those with mild symptoms can stay home. If symptoms worsen or you need medical attention, call ahead before going to your doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency department. Use 9-1-1 if in a medical emergency and notify dispatch of your potential exposure concerns.
For more information about COVID-19, please see the St. Mary’s County Health Department website at www.smchd.org/coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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