First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Howard County 

The Howard County Health Department (HCHD) today announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, in Howard County. County Executive Calvin Ball has scheduled a 3:30 p.m. news conference outside the George Howard Building to address the rapidly shifting situation around coronavirus.

“We have been preparing for this to happen and are following recommendations of the Health Department on how to further slow community spread,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “Over the past week the State and County have taken significant proactive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging social distancing, the cancellation of events, meetings and gatherings, the closing of schools, libraries, and our community college. We will continue to work as a united and unified Howard County government along with our stakeholder partners to ensure that all our residents remain safe, calm and informed.”

WHAT:         Coronavirus Presser

WHEN:         Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Outside of George Howard Building 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City

WHO:           Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive

Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Health Officer

Bill Anuszewski, Acting Fire Chief

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