St. Mary’s County Health Department Reports Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure Risk at Outback Steakhouse

March 23, 2020

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has determined that a person confirmed to have the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may have come into contact with other community members. The potential public exposure location, date, and times are as follows:

Outback Steakhouse (bar area), 23415 Three Notch Rd, California, MD
Date: March 10, 2020
Time range: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Community members who were also at this location during the specified date/times may be at some risk for acquiring COVID-19 and should:

Self-monitor for symptoms of a respiratory infection including fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, or shortness of breath until 14 days have passed from the date of exposure
Stay home as much as possible
Call the COVID-19 community hotline (301-475-4911) and ask for a call-back from a health department nurse
If you develop symptoms:

Call your healthcare provider
If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the COVID-19 Community Hotline (Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 301-475-4911) to speak with a Health Department nurse
Self-isolate – Remain at home until you receive instructions about next steps from your healthcare provider or local health department. Stay at least 6 feet away from others. If possible, do not share a bathroom or bedroom with others in your household.
Those with mild symptoms can stay home. If symptoms worsen or you need medical attention, call ahead before going to your doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency department. Use 9-1-1 if in a medical emergency and notify dispatch of your potential exposure concerns.
For more information about COVID-19, please see the St. Mary’s County Health Department website at www.smchd.org/coronavirus.


11 Responses to St. Mary’s County Health Department Reports Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure Risk at Outback Steakhouse

  1. Wow, we are doomed on March 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    March 10? That is 2 weeks ago!

    • Anonymous on March 23, 2020 at 8:21 pm

      Well duh, it takes awhile to get symptoms and by then you’ve already been to normal places that you would go. You should learn some common sense and about what you’re talking about. They have to backtrack the patient’s moves.

      • Duh on March 24, 2020 at 11:28 am

        Common sense? Right, like justifying the fact that they could have exposed a thousand people by now? Common sense was DONT GO TO THE F**KING RESTAURANT. Every person in there is equally stupid. This is the reason they have been telling everyone to stay home for the last 3 weeks. Der, duh, because, der, it takes several days to develop, der, the symptoms, der, duh. Moron.

        You clearly missed the point. THIS is the exact reason for not going about your normal business without a care in the world…

  2. SkimpOnTheShrimp on March 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    No surprise here! The foods bad enough. They can’t even put condiments on the tables, much less clean the restrooms.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      You must be in the minority. At one time, that was the top grossing Outback in the country. So apparently there are many, many other people that LOVE to eat at that trough.

      • Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 9:17 pm

        Maybe only because we had no other steakhouse in the area.

        • Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm

          Boom!

  3. Anonymous on March 23, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Was this the ONLY place she was at that day? Or days after that?

    • Pam442 on March 24, 2020 at 2:14 am

      Why use a file picture of another Out Back store?

  4. Anonymous on March 24, 2020 at 10:29 am

    CORRECTION: Anyone who was there 5-6p, anyone who has had contact with someone there. Anyone who has had contact with someone who has had contact there. Anyone who has had contact with someone who has had contact with someone there… (repeat recursion times 13 days) STAY AT HOME.

    • FecalMatters on March 25, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      Or contact with their food!

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