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COVID-19 Updates

President and CEO Michael Franklin explains the reasoning behind restricted visitation and cancellation of certain services and how these decisions factor into the organization’s preparations to meet a surge in patients needing care for COVID-19.

We urge you to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene. Please watch and share this message from Dr. Sally Dowling, our Vice President of Medical Affairs, about the steps you should take to care for yourself and your family.

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) is taking all necessary steps to protect and care for our patients, visitors, staff and community. Systems are in place for rapid testing for any potential cases.

We are following protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and working with experts from across the State and within our County to keep our community safe and informed.

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Preventing viral respiratory infections. 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

There are currently no recommendations for the general population to wear face masks.

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.

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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.