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LEONARDTOWN, MD (September 25, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has determined that persons confirmed to have COVID-19 may have come into close contact with other community members. The potential public exposure location, dates, and times are as follows:

Expressions of Beauty Hair Salon
28103 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
* Dates: September 12, 16, 17 and 18
* Time ranges: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community members who were also at this location during the specified dates/times may be at risk for COVID-19 and should:
* Self-monitor for symptoms (may appear 2–14 days after last day of exposure), including:
+ Fever or chills
+ Cough
+ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
+ Fatigue
+ Muscle or body aches
+ Headache
+ New loss of taste or smell
+ Sore throat
+ Congestion or runny nose
+ Nausea or vomiting
+ Diarrhea
* Get tested for COVID-19 (http://www.smchd.org/covid-19-testing/) – Expanded hours available 9-25-20 and 9-26-20 (http://www.smchd.org/2020/09/expanded-covid-19-testing-announced-for-9-25-20-9-26-20/)
* Quarantine (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html) from others for 14 days from the last date of exposure even if COVID-19 testing during this time is negative

If you develop symptoms:
* Get tested for COVID-19 (http://www.smchd.org/covid-19-testing/)
* Call your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms
* 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 the emergency department. If in a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and notify dispatch of your potential exposure concerns.

For additional information on COVID-19, please visit: www.smchd.org/coronavirus.

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David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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3 Comments

  1. Yah, okay… I call BS on this, SMCHD just trying to cover their over-reach and too much power of wanting to close this business down so now they need something to back up their case. What a joke… Someone needs to do something about this bullshit.

  2. So is that the ONLY places that those ‘persons confirmed with COVID’ went? To THAT hair salon, on those MULTIPLE days, and no place else? Why aren’t we hearing about the OTHER places? Surely with that many days, and that time frame (the whole day?) they SURELY went elsewhere–seems a bit targeted to me…in fact seems a bit retaliatory on the county’s part.

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