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Charles County Department of Health will be closed Monday, February 20, 2023, in observance of President’s Day.

COVID Call Center: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm  (301) 609-6717

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The Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a network security incident involving the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Department of Information Technology, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management are working closely with federal and state law enforcement partners to address the incident and to gather additional information. Certain systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of caution and other precautions have and will be taken.


Have you checked out our educational resources? If not, you're missing out on learning about COVID-19 essentials. Make sure you have all of the information you need to stay healthy.


We want to win the battle against a global pandemic and create a healthier Charles County. One of the first steps is to understand the symptoms and how the virus spreads. Learn more from Dr. Dianna E. Abney in our video series.


Creating a healthier Charles County begins with you. Protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones. Know your COVID-19 status. We have resources to support you. Get Tested.

Do Part

The Department of Health remains committed to promoting, protecting, and improving our ability to thrive beyond COVID-19. As a united community, we must do our part to slow the spread. Our vision has always been to create a healthier Charles County. With your help, we can continue to protect ourselves, our families, and our community against COVID-19.

Learn More About How To Get Tested for COVID-19

Did you know that Charles County offers testing at no cost?

How Much Do You Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Dispel the myths and misinformation, make sure that your loved ones have all the facts. The Charles County Department of health is your local resource for accurate health information. 

Learn More About The COVID-19 Vaccine

There are several excellent vaccines on the market, and we know that our residents need quick facts fast. Explore this resource to learn more about the vaccine available to you.

Have A Question About COVID-19 Testing?

Do you need a resource to educate your family and friends? Need to know what type of test we offer and how you can get one in Charles County? 

Learn More About The COVID-19 Vaccine

There are several excellent vaccines on the market, and we know that our residents need quick facts fast. Explore this resource to learn more about the vaccine available to you.

Explore The Outbreak Data

There is a lot of data online about the outbreaks and COVID-19 spread, but you need to know what’s happening locally. Explore the latest data here. 

Here Is How To Get Tested

You have questions, and we’ve listened! In plain language, this is how you get yourself, your family, and your loved ones tested. Knowing Your COVID-19 status is step one in slowing the spread.

What is

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop severe illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. We all must practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).


COVID-19 Videos

In times like this, we need information from qualified medical experts and reputable sources quickly. As your local health department, our staff and families are your neighbors, and we stand beside you as partners in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Meet your Public Health Officer, Dr. Abney. She offers a wealth of coping and thriving techniques in our video library and our documentary. We want to empower both businesses, community members, and families as they unite to create a healthier Charles County.

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Dr. Dianna E. Abney,
Health Officer

Special Services and Care

The Charles County Department of Health staff cares about and considers the needs of all our residents. We understand that transportation access, mobility and other disabilities present additional challenges within our communities. Our team is here to support patients in need of additional medical assistance via appointment only home visits.

Upon arrival, our staff will identify themselves, take proper precautions (such as wearing personal protective equipment) and will call in advance to confirm the appointment time. The Charles County Department of Health will never send a team member to your home unannounced. If someone comes to your door without an appointment contact the police immediately.