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3 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Montgomery County

By Maryland Today Staff

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan last night announced three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, Md.

“While today’s news may seem overwhelming, this is not a reason to panic,” he said at a news conference. “Marylanders should go to work or go to school tomorrow just as they normally would. At the same time, I want to continue to remind everyone to prepare themselves and continue to stay informed.”

He reminded residents of the state that this is an evolving situation and urged everyone to stay informed and take precautions to stay healthy.

The University of Maryland continues to take proactive measures and is closely monitoring the situation. It will continue to send updates and share information on umd.edu/virusinfo as the university learns more from the state Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and local health officials. The site provides guidance for self-isolation for travelers returning from abroad, and information on travel restrictions. The university will make decisions that put the health and safety of our community first.

Everyone should take preventive actions to protect themselves and others from the spread of germs. Anyone experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing should consult a medical professional. The University Health Center strongly recommends that anyone who is ill or thinks they may be ill should stay home from class and from work and seek medical care, as necessary.

To support fellow Terps, see the Tips for Community Support that the Office of Diversity and Inclusion created during this outbreak.

Additional resources from the state can be found at health.maryland.gov/coronavirus. If you have questions specific to coronavirus, contact healthconcerns@umd.edu.

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