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Frequently Asked Questions

It can be difficult to understand all the facts about COVID-19. There can be lots of misinformation, and we are learning more about the virus as we go. Below are frequently asked questions that can help you better understand the risks of the virus and how to best protect yourself and your community.

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FAQs about COVID-19 and Holiday Safety

Holidays are an important time of the year for many and can still be celebrated safely during the COVID-19 pandemic if important recommendations are followed.

Celebrating with immediate family and/or members of your own household is the safest way to observe the holidays.  Travelling for holiday events and attending larger social gatherings with other households pose a risk of spreading COVID-19, even when recommended precautions are observed.

For more information on COVID-19, visit covidLINK or coronavirus.maryland.gov.

For recommendations on safe holiday celebration and travel, please see the CDC guidance on holiday celebrations.

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Specifics on Exposure Notifications


If you have questions about MD COVID Alert that are not answered here, please submit questions to mdh.mdcovidalert@maryland.gov or call the Maryland Department of Health Call Center at 877-319-1525. The Call Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is closed on the weekends.

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For Parents of Young Children

For Adolescents and Young Adults

For Healthcare Workers

For Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

FAQs about Isolation and Quarantine

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