March 2, 2024

Health Equity Webinar Series Set


The St. Mary’s County Health Department will host a three-part webinar series to explore health equity, health disparities, and ways that community can make an impact. Health Officer Dr. Meenakshi Brewster will moderate the sessions.

SMCM Scientists to Host Virtual Public Health Panel


Join the The Center for the Study of Democracy as it presents a virtual panel June 24 featuring St. Mary’s College of Maryland scientists on the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group and the St. Mary’s County Health Department to discuss public health issues including COVID-19.

St. Mary’s Reports 3rd COVID-19 Death


April 15: St. Mary’s Health Department reports third COVID-19 death in county.

MD Cases Can Be Tracked by ZIP Code


April 13: State offers breakdown by ZIP code of confirmed COVID-19 cases; health department answer FAQs about food safety; governor announces budget, hiring freeze across state government.

Cases Continue to Climb; Beware of Charity Scams Related to COVID-19


April 10 Updates: Positive cases continue to climb in Maryland; attorney general warns: beware of charity scams related to COVID-19.

St. Mary’s Will Provide Local Stats Daily


April 9: St. Mary’s County Health Department will update local data at least daily by noon; changes in operating hours for COVID-19 hotline.

Health Officer Reiterates Social Distancing Requirements

Social Distancing

Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, St. Mary’s County’s health officer, addressed social distancing requirements in an open letter to local retail establishments.

New Hours for Drive-Thru Testing; Spike in Confirmed Cases Reported


April 8: New hours for drive-thru testing at MedStar St. Mary’s; state sees spike in new confirmed cases.

Event Focuses on Overdose Awareness

Overdose awareness

Aug. 31, 2017, will be a day for remembrance, reflection, and hope for the future as the community marks International Overdose Awareness Day with the help of Walden and the St. Mary’s County Health Department.