LIVE VIDEO: Confirmed COVID-19 Case in St. Mary’s County Resident Live Announcement

March 21, 2020

The St. Mary’s County Health Department has been notified that a St. Mary’s County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The individual is a woman in her 20s who had known exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19. She is in good condition, has been isolating at home, and is being monitored by the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD).

The St. Mary’s County Health Department and St. Mary’s County Government will jointly hold a live announcement on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. which will be live streamed and can be watched below., or on the St. Mary’s County Government Channel 95

“It is important to remain calm and stay informed. The St. Mary’s County Government is working very closely with the St. Mary’s County Health Department. I encourage you to continue with preventive measures. Stay away from crowds, wash your hands thoroughly and often,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy.

A call center is open for St. Mary’s County residents needing more information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Community members can call the center at 301-475-4911 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to speak with staff and obtain information about the disease or get their questions answered. Language interpretation services are available.

For information on St. Mary’s County Government COVID-19 response visit

St. Mary’s County Government Closes Due to COVID-19 Precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all St. Mary’s County Government administrative buildings will be closed to the public until further notice.

Additionally, to protect the safety and welfare of county government employees, administrative leave is in effect for nonessential employees; essential employees should report or adhere to teleworking schedules as directed by supervisors. Employees should contact Department Directors for further direction.

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has been notified that a Washington, D.C. resident who works at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Mary’s County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

While this will not be classified as a St. Mary’s County case, the St. Mary’s County Health Department will conduct a public health investigation in coordination with the Washington D.C. Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health.

The individual is a woman in her 40s who is isolating in her D.C. home, is currently symptomatic, and is being monitored by the Washington D.C. Health Department.

24 Responses to LIVE VIDEO: Confirmed COVID-19 Case in St. Mary’s County Resident Live Announcement

  1. wendy on March 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    How are you going to stop this when you have 75+ cars in lowes parking lot. When does shut down begin.

    • Anonymous on March 21, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      It’s a big store. It’s easy to maintain 3 – 6ft of distance.

  2. Anonymous on March 21, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    How is it that Lowes can have hundreds of people inside the store, but restaurants are closed? Insane amount of cars parked in the lot when I drove by.

    • Anonymous on March 21, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      You were with Wendy weren’t you? I don’t disagree though, it seems that most people still aren’t taking it seriously and won’t until the government has to tell them to stay in their homes. They will then wonder with amazement why they are being treated like a 3 year old.

    • Anonymous on March 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      I agree

    • LowesKnows on March 21, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Sounds like the manager of Home Depot is a little upset!

    • Covid Mary on March 22, 2020 at 3:31 am

      They should have drive through pick up only, nobody seems serious enough beyond washing hands.

    • Frank on March 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      How the heck did you know how many people were in Lowes. Mind your own business and instead of riding around counting cars in parking lots keep your butt home so you don’t have to worry about catching the virus.

  3. Ellen Bailey on March 21, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Why did no members of the media ask about the MedStar employee that testes positive????

  4. Don’t quite under stand on March 21, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    How can STS still run…..????? They …. not one 1st responder rides the bus, meaning fire fighter at least not to for the purpose to respond for a call. The citizens that I have seen getting on and off the buses are the ones that are just out galavanting from one store to the other. Meanwhile they are putting others at risk also I’m pretty sure that volunteers and paid fire fighters, and all EMS And Police, have their own means of transportation… I know that many other folks depend on PUblic Transportation .. I just don’t understand why some DON’T see this being risky for all involved for the transportation department and their family core

    • Scared on March 22, 2020 at 11:37 am

      The STS bus is running but if there are 10 people on it, they won’t pick up anymore passengers

    • HungLow on March 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      Are you positive about the testes, did you see them?!!!

    • Mary Butler on March 22, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      On any given day, you need to wear plastic bus pants to protect yourself from all the bodily fluids and fecal matter on the STS buses! It’s disgusting! Drunks and crazy’s sit in the back drinking and masturbating. I only ride STS when I absolutely have to, it’s a nightmare.

  5. Sanity on March 21, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    The virus isn’t that bad – the panic is.

    • Truth Hurts on March 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      How do you know it’s not bad?

      For most people the Flu isn’t that bad but it takes lives and so does this virus.

      Consider the effects of long term lung damage to folks 10-20 years from now.

      Once SOMD turns into a hotbed and a family member passes or a close friend of yours or their family members dies are you still going to talk like that?

    • Paxie on March 23, 2020 at 8:08 am

      So ironic your screen name is sanity! Clearly no sanity in your comment.

  6. Covid Mary on March 22, 2020 at 3:28 am

    All stores pick up only? Get serious SOMD

    • Frank Drebben on March 22, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Surely you can’t be serious.

  7. Jay on March 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Why did this person intentionally have contact with a person she knew that had it, what a dummy

  8. PiperPI on March 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Prior to telling others what they should or should not be doing why not have Commissioner Hewett start in his own back yard by being held responsible for ensuring his business products are sanitized.

    Case in point his empire of rental moving trucks down on Great Mills Road.

    Those vehicles are used both for in state and out of state moves.

    A potential breeding ground for transference of the virus.

    None of those vehicles are sanitized inside between renting out and returned.

    A courtesy wash at best on the outside and that is not a routinely followed procedure.

    So, our question is what steps have you the Commissioners taken to ensure that one of your own does his part?

    Our guess is absolutely nothing!

    In addition to rental trucks how about all the rental car businesses?

    It amazes us that some of the brightest minds in our country CDChave gathered to combat this situation yet they continue to overlook the obvious.

    • Good Point on March 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Probably wasn’t considered. That’s why we need citizens like you to point it out. I’m sure they will enforce a change now that it’s made to light. Thank you for making that a point!

      Nobody has all the answers.

  9. Jay on March 23, 2020 at 6:46 am

    Your garbage men want hazardous pay since they don’t plan on stopping trash pick up

    • Jay on March 24, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Anyone that has to work during this time should be compensated hazard pay. Government should have already put that in place.

      Government should offer the COVID19 stimulus to people that STAY HOME. I bet that’ll get people to stay inside real quick!

      • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 5:47 am

        Keep adding to our deficit Joe. That money isn’t free homie!

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