Information regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The new coronavirus, commonly referred to as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of international locations and the United States.
As of today, the CDC states that the public health threat is low in the United States. The CDC is working closely with the Maryland Department of Health and local health departments. Please visit the CDC Outbreak page stay up to date on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
This is a rapidly changing situation and to keep up to date constituents should visit the Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus page. The website has information and guidance for people who have recently traveled to areas impacted by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Maryland Department of Health at 410-767-6700.
The CDC currently recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China. Updated information of current CDC travel health notices.
Click here for the CDC guidance for Healthcare Professionals.