Thank you to Governor Hogan for bringing the 3 confirmed cases to light. All three recently traveled abroad, live in Montgomery County and have been quarantined and cooperative with state health officials. The Governor declared a STATE of EMERGENCY which means he has immediate access to additional funds to coordinate Maryland’s response. Regent will provide further updates as more information becomes available.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched
Watch for symptoms Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.* Fever Cough Shortness of breath Call your doctor if you… Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 OR Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. *This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses. More information Stop the spread
On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19