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St. Mary’s County Health Department and Sheriff’s Office Recommend COVID-19 Testing Following Recent Demonstrations

Following the large gatherings of residents for demonstrations held in the county this month, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office encourages participants to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and consider testing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The health department is increasing testing options locally for residents this week in order to accommodate testing demand. “These peaceful protests were important and timely for our community as we work together toward positive change — as we simultaneously continue to be cautious about residents gathering in groups,” said Sheriff Tim Cameron. “Our health department is grateful for the efforts of the protest participants to wear face coverings and social distance as best as possible,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. “These events were large gatherings and we are still in a pandemic. I encourage those who participated to get tested if they develop any symptom of COVID-19.” Symptoms of COVID-19 include: Coughing Shortness of breath Fever Chills or shaking Muscle pain Headache Sore throat New loss of taste or smell Fatigue Diarrhea If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with anyone who […]

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