County Executive Jan Gardner and Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, Health Officer, were joined by public safety, emergency management, and community partners at a public information briefing at Winchester Hall to provide an update on efforts to prepare the community for potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We have been actively planning with our public health agencies, safety partners and community leaders and assure our residents that we are prepared for the coronavirus arrival in our community,” announced Executive Gardner. “Since this is a rapidly evolving situation, we encourage residents and businesses not to panic, but plan for the possibility that their daily routines could be temporarily impacted.”
Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer said, “The Frederick County Health Department is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus situation. We are receiving daily situational awareness reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Maryland Department of Health, and working closely with our county partners to prepare our community. At this time, the risk to Frederick County residents is still considered low. We encourage residents to continue to go to work and school, and everyone can do their part to protect themselves and others.”
For more information, please see the press release and watch today’s public information briefing.