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Novel Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, that is spreading throughout the world. It may cause mild illness, but can also cause severe respiratory illness and even death, especially in older adults and people of any age with serious medical conditions.

COVID-19 is spread primarily when an infected person talks, sneezes, or coughs. It can be spread by people with no symptoms, or before they have symptoms. You may also be able to get it by touching a surface that has the virus on it, then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.


The best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact (6 feet or less for 15 minutes or more) with people who are not in your household. 
  • Wear face coverings over your mouth and nose when required, and as often as possible in all indoor public spaces or whenever social distancing is difficult. Face Coverings Executive Order
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and use sanitizer when you can’t wash.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home and other environments frequently.
  • When planning activities, assess your risk and take recommended precautions or choose not to participate in activities that you feel are not safe for you or your close contacts. Daily Activities and Going Out
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care or testing.

Below are links to Carroll County COVID-19 information and resources.

Carroll County, MD Cases – county-specific data

COVID-19 Testing

Contact Tracing Information – for people asked to isolate or quarantine

Carroll Forward

News Releases 


Business Resources

          Businesses with Direct Patient Contact

Faith-Based Resources

CARES Funding Opportunities


Resources for families, older adults, and other groups

Mental Health and Self-Care Tips

Volunteer Opportunities

COVID-19 Recursos en Español