The following information was shared on social media today:

The Howard County Health Department is actively investigating the closure of Trader Joe’s on Marie Curie Drive due to an employee exhibiting possible symptoms of COVID-19. Beginning at 1:00 am and continuing throughout the day, we have been working closely with the Trader Joe’s corporate offices who are providing information for us to conduct our local investigation. At this time, we understand that many are concerned about possible exposure. As the investigation moves forward, we will provide timely and updated information to the community via social media and our website.

We remind everyone to stay home unless you must venture out for essential items. And if you go out, maintain social distancing to prevent spread of COVID-19.


I look forward to seeing updates on this issue on social media. I will be watching for those updates.

Scott E