News Release, St. Mary’s County Health Department

LEONARDTOWN, MD (April 2, 2020) – In an effort to prepare the healthcare workforce and optimize resources at the local level for COVID-19 response, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is issuing a survey to healthcare workers in order to establish reserve capacity. This effort will help identify those workers who may be able to assist with the frontlines of this pandemic.

SMCHD asks any licensed or previously licensed healthcare worker who may be willing to volunteer or work above and beyond their current employment (whether you are unemployed, retired, or you are currently working and could possibly work additional hours) to please complete the following survey as soon as possible.

 “The dedication of our local healthcare workforce to support and serve our community during this time of great need is exceptional,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. “We understand the stress and physical demands that are being placed on our healthcare system even as we prepare for a medical surge.”

Please consider lending support for fellow frontline healthcare workers needing respite by helping to build local reserve capacity. The willingness of healthcare workers to serve our community in this crisis demonstrates their commitment to the health of our residents and to one another.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email or call (301) 475-4330.

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