St. Mary’s County Health Department Reports Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure Risks At Walmart and Two Other Locations

March 24, 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 locations, dates, and times are as follows:

Weis Markets, 20995 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD 20620

• Dates: March 12 and March 17, 2020
• Time ranges: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter, 45485 Miramar Way, California, MD 20619

• Date: March 16, 2020
• Time range: 10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.

Family Care Pharmacy, 46300 Lexington Village Way #104, Lexington Park, MD

• Date: March 17, 2020
• Time range: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Community members who were also at these location during the specified dates/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 (Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 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

4 Responses to St. Mary’s County Health Department Reports Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure Risks At Walmart and Two Other Locations

  1. Judge on March 24, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Employee exposure should be minimal – there’s barely any staff and those that are there avoid helping customers at all costs. The self checkout aisles are covered in germs though.

  2. John on March 25, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for alerting us as to possible exposure sites and times. Other jurisdictions that do not provide such information only causes anxiety amongst residents.

    • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 5:42 am

      Anxiety is bred within the head John. The rest of us go one controlling what we can, but accept the fact that there is the possibility of getting the virus even after using mitigation methods. Take a chill pill homie.

  3. Unanimous on March 26, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Why are contractors FORBIDDEN to wear N-95 masks without having a doctors note and the mask being fitted by same note-writing doctor. This is a PANDEMIC NAVY GOD’S; why are you preventing people from keeping themselves and possibly others safe? This is one of the most stupid things I have heard since this PANDEMIC started. It makes no common sense.

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