We’re making incredible progress against COVID-19, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Howard County leads the state with our vaccination efforts. As of 9:00 a.m., 76.7% of Howard County residents 12+ have received at least one dose and 63.5% are fully vaccinated. Our vaccination efforts have made an incredible impact on the spread of COVID-19 in our community, with the lowest metrics since the beginning of the pandemic.

To date in Howard County, we’ve had 19,313 cases of COVID-19 and 239 deaths. As of 9:00am today, our 7-day average positivity rate is 1%, the lowest since we’ve begun tracking this metric and our 7-day average case rate per 100,000 of our population is at 2.89. There are currently 6 COVID-19 patients in both ICU and Acute Care unit.

All residents 12+ are now eligible to receive a vaccine. To schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at a mass-vax site in Maryland, including the site at the Mall in Columbia, please visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-634-6829. Residents may also schedule with the Howard County Health Department at vaccine.howardcountymd.gov or by calling 410-313-6284. Be sure to check out the clinic schedule, there are many smaller pop-up clinics in the coming weeks at local businesses, community centers, and more. Please note, many of our local sites are now offering walk-up appointments.

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StayCOVIDSafe by getting vaccinated today and encourage family and friends to get their shots too – let’s get back to normal, together.

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A major milestone today for the county:

COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 1% in Howard County (READ MORE)

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