Moving forward, these updates will be posted every Monday.
To date in Howard County we’ve had 17,131 cases of COVID-19, with 8,967 active cases and 232 deaths. We’re keeping these families in our hearts.
Our latest 7-day average positivity rate is 4.5% and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is at 16.
Testing is still critical to our fight against COVID-10, please remember to get a COVID-19 test if you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms or think you may have been exposed. For a list of testing locations in Howard County, please visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health/MM-Alerts-and-Recalls/Coronavirus-Testing.
To date in Howard County, we’ve had 17,131 cases of COVID-19, with 8,967 active cases and 232 deaths. We’re keeping these families in our hearts. re unit.
This week, beginning March 30, all residents 16+ who have underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness will be eligible for vaccine.
Beginning April 13, the following groups will be eligible:
- Residents ages 55+
- Workers in the following areas:
- Essential construction
- Food services
- IT workers
Beginning April 27, all residents ages 16+ will be eligible.
There are more than 300 provider locations including regional State-run mass vax clinics, retail pharmacies and hospital operating clinics. All residents are encouraged by the State to register for a vaccine at these sites by using the State vaccine locator: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine#locator or by calling 1-855-634-6829.
Residents in all phases – 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, and 3 – are also encouraged to pre-register with the Howard County Health Department at vaccine.howardcountymd.gov or by calling 410-313-6284. HCHD is still receiving very limited supplies of vaccine from the State.
We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 increase slightly over the past week. COVID-19 variants are present in Maryland, and I encourage our residents to continue to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in your household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping your distance, and washing your hands.
This week, beginning March 30, all residents 16+ who have underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness will be eligible for the vaccine.