The City of Rockville, in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, is continuing to actively and diligently monitor the public health threat in the state and across the United States from the novel (new) coronavirus — COVID-19 — and is actively coordinating with the county, and state health and emergency response agencies, to proactively plan, prepare and, if necessary, respond.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
- Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Montgomery County Public Schools: Information and resources related to Montgomery County and its school system.
- Maryland Department of Health: Up-to-date information and resources, including the latest information on COVID-19 status in Maryland
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Up-to-date general information on how the CDC is responding to the virus in the U.S.
- World Health Organization: Global information related to COVID-19.
PREVENTION AND PREPARATION
From the Maryland Department of Health, here are some basic steps to help keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.
PROTECT YOURSELF: Practice everyday actions to promote good health and prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home from work or school.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
PREPARE: Build a preparedness kit for your home in case you are sick with any respiratory virus and need to stay at home. See health.maryland.gov for details. Examples include:
- Pain relievers, fever reducers, decongestants, and cough drops.
- Alcohol–based hand sanitizer.
- Facial tissues, paper products.
- Nonperishable food.
- Extended supply of prescription medications.
- Diapers or pet supplies if needed.
There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but you should get a flu shot — it’s not too late. It will not prevent COVID-19, but getting a flu shot will help keep you and your loved ones healthy as we continue to see widespread flu.
Visit health.maryland.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date information and resources, including the latest information on COVID-19 status in Maryland.