Due to the highly transmissible BA.5 variant, COVID-19 cases have been steadily rising.
Residents six months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible if they are not already, and those 5 and older should get a booster dose (if you are 50 or older you can get a second booster dose).
Continue to get tested if you feel sick or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you test positive, please stay home for at least five days and follow CDC guidelines. COVID-19 treatment is also available at pharmacies across the region as part of the federal government’s Test-To-Treat program.
The Test-To-Treat Program allows people who test positive for COVID-19 to receive proper treatment. You can get a prescription after meeting with a doctor on-site or through telemedicine consultations. Locate a Test-To-Treat site here.
At-home rapid COVID-19 test kits can be purchased at major pharmacies and retailers in-store and online.
Patients are encouraged to report their at-home rapid test results by visiting covidlink.maryland.gov/selfreport to report positive results directly to the Maryland Department of Health.
Please note: Ordering through the free COVID-19 rapid test kits program from the federal government was suspended on September 2, 2022. Visit covid.gov/tests for more information.