News Release, St. Mary’s County Health Department
LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 10, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is issuing a Public Health Advisory for anyone returning to St. Mary’s County from travel to states with significant or rising community spread of COVID-19.
Individuals returning to live, work or study in St Mary’s County from other countries or from any U.S. domestic area experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and/or high positivity rates are urged to consider these public health recommendations:
- Self-quarantinefor a 14-day period from the last day of travel
- Self-monitor for fever andsymptoms of COVID-19and get tested within 24 hours of developing any symptom
- Get tested for COVID-19after returning to St. Mary’s County, even if not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
Community membersare advised to evaluate the COVID-19 case trends at their travel destinations before proceeding with travel. Data may change on a day-to-day basis and vary by jurisdiction within a state. Based on data available today, some states appear to be experiencing high positivity rates, including but not restricted to those listed below:
- South Carolina
Additional travel information and public resources for assessing travel risks is available on the SMCHD website at:www.smchd.org/covid-19-travel.
For more information regarding COVID-19 prevention, local data, symptoms, and testing, please visit www.smchd.org/coronavirus or call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.