April 5, 2020

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St. Mary’s Has COVID-19 Call Center

St. Mary's Coronavirus Updates

A call center has been opened for St. Mary’s County residents needing more information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Community members can call the center Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm to speak with staff, obtain information about the disease, or get their questions answered at

301-475-4911

Residents should address their personal health questions with their primary care physician. However, the call center may help with other questions about COVID-19.

While the virus that causes COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus, daily precautions recommended to prevent respiratory illnesses are the same:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water is unavailable use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid close contact (within six feet of distance) with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throwing the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Community members, health care providers, and local business owners are encouraged to visit the SMCHD website for updates and information at www.smchd.org/coronavirus.

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