News release, St. Mary’s County Health Department

LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 27, 2020) – 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, 2020
  • Time ranges: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (bar area), 45265 Abell House Ln, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

BJ’s Wholesale, 44950 Worth Ln, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CVS, 21676 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Harris Teeter Marketplace, 44900 St Andrews Church Rd, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panera Bread, 45250 Worth Ave, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Community members who were also at these locationsduring the specified dates/timesmay 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
  • Take additional precautions of washing hands frequently and avoid contact with people over age 60 and people of any age with weakened immune systems

If you develop symptoms:

  • Call your healthcare provider
  • If youdo not have a healthcare provider and are a St. Mary’s County resident, call the St. Mary’s County 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.
  • 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.