COVID-19 General Information

Current CDC Recommendations

Updated March 26, 2020

CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in older adults.

Situation in U.S.

Different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States nationally is in the acceleration phase of the pandemic.  The duration and severity of each pandemic phase can vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response.

  • CDC and state and local public health laboratories are testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. View CDC’s Public Health Laboratory Testing map.
  • All 50 states have reported cases of COVID-19 to CDC.
  • U.S. COVID-19 cases include:
    • Imported cases in travelers
    • Cases among close contacts of a known case
    • Community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
  • Most U.S. states are reporting some community spread of COVID-19.
  • View latest case counts, deaths, and a map of states with reported cases.

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Maryland Status

Updated March 31, 2020


Maryland issued a Stay-At Home order requiring all non-essential businesses to close to the public and nonessential employees to stay home and work remotely if possible.  To read the most current Executive Order Click Here


Read all Previous Maryland Executive Orders


View all Governor Hogan Press Conferences

Virginia Status

Updated March 31, 2020


Virginia issued a Stay-At Home order  through June 10th requiring all non-essential businesses to close to the public and nonessential employees to stay home and work remotely if possible.  To read the most current Executive Order Click Here.


 

All Virginians directed to stay at home except for allowable travel including:

  • to seek medical attention
  • work
  • care for family or household members
  • obtain goods and services like groceries, prescriptions, and others as outlined in Executive Order Fifty-Three
  • and engage in outdoor activity with strict social distancing requirements


View the Commonwealth of Virginia's Actions and Support

DC Status

Updated March 31, 2020


The Mayor’s Order specifies that residents may only leave their residences to:

  • engage in essential activities, including obtaining medical care that cannot be provided through telehealth and obtaining food and essential household goods;
  • perform or access essential governmental functions;
  • work at essential businesses;
  • engage in essential travel; or
  • engage in allowable recreational activities, as defined by the Mayor’s Order.

Any individual who willfully violates the stay-at-home order may be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.

The stay-at-home order goes into effect on April 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.


Read the full Executive Order


View Washington DCs Corona Virus Support Page

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