COVID Call Center: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (301) 609-6717
Has your team met Charles County Chad? If not, you're missing out on learning about COVID-19 prevention essentials. Make sure you have all of the information you need to stay healthy.
Some felt the need to protect their rights, and many didn't know what to do. We want to win the battle against a global pandemic and create a healthier Charles County. This emergency response effort is our story- our boots on the ground- risking it all to support our residents.
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 by appointment only testing at no cost?
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 Training Resources
Additional Education Resources
The Charles County Department of Health will begin accepting preregistrations for individuals who live and work in Charles County in Phase 2B, which include all residents ages 16 and older with underlying medical conditions and residents aged 16 and older with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, Maryland Medicaid EID individuals, Maryland Medicaid REM recipients, and Marylanders receiving TDAP benefits. Currently, the department primarily provides the Moderna vaccine for those ages 18 and older. The department is working closely with our partners to refer those age 16-17 to a provider that offers the Pfizer vaccine.
We urge all Charles County residents in Phases 1A, 1B,1C, and 2A to continue to pre-register for a vaccine appointment or call 301-609-6717 to be added to the registration list. These individuals will continue to be prioritized for vaccinations.
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. Still, have questions? We’ve also added animated health resources and workshops to support your learning curve. We want to empower both businesses, community members, and families as they unite to create a healthier Charles County.
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.