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COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine Options

Atlantic General Hospital and Health System has been holding vaccine clinics, both at the hospital and in the community, since January 2021. To find an upcoming clinic, please visit

Testing Options

If you do not have symptoms and are seeking testing for screening purposes, please contact your provider or check with your local pharmacies and health departments for available testing options. No testing is available in the ER for asymptomatic individuals.

If you have symptoms or you have been exposed to the virus through direct contact with someone who has tested positive, you should contact your health care provider to determine whether you should be screened and how best to isolate yourself from others and for how long.

Testing, both PCR and rapid testing, is available at most major pharmacies. Check your local pharmacy's website to learn more about availability in your area.

Protect yourself from getting sick.
COVID-19 is spread between people who are in close contact with each other and through respiratory droplets. This is very similar to how seasonal flu is spread. Taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs will help prevent the spread of COVID-19, too.

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • stay home while you are sick
  • avoid close contact with others
  • cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
  • wear a mask that covers mouth and nose when in public places

If you have further questions, please call the Maryland hotline (available 24/7) at 2-1-1 and select option 2. You may also contact the Worcester County Health Department's COVID-19 hotline during health department business hours (8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) at 410-632-1100 option #8.

Want to Help?

We are so fortunate to be the recipients of such an outpouring of solidarity and support by our community at large. The generosity of the Worcester County community is unmatched. If you are interested in helping with the COVID-19 pandemic right here in our area, click here for more information.