Glade Valley Government Health 

Governor Hogan Announces Further Restrictions to Combat COVID-19

Governor Larry Hogan today ordered the closure of bars and restaurants, and expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people—the latest in a series of unprecedented actions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also announced a public health surge to combat this crisis and ensure that Maryland has the capacity and the infrastructure to treat patients. “We have never faced anything like this ever before,” said Governor Hogan. “This is going to be much harder, take much longer, and be much worse…

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Glade Valley Government Health 

First Positive Test for COVID-19 in Frederick County Announced

County Executive Jan Gardner and Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, Health Officer jointly announced the first case of COVID-19 in Frederick in a press conference today. The Frederick County resident with COVID-19 is a woman in her 30s who did not travel abroad but had contact with people who recently traveled to areas where there was ongoing community transmission of COVID-19. She did not require hospitalization and is recovering at home. The Health Department will investigate this case with the help of the Maryland Department of Health. Communicable Disease nurses will identify…

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Glade Valley Government Health 

Executive Gardner & Dr. Brookmyer, Health Officer, to Hold Public Information Briefing

County Executive Jan Gardner and Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, Public Health Officer, will be joined by public safety, emergency management and community partners to provide an update on efforts to prepare the community for COVID-19. The public information briefing will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 9, in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, and will be broadcast live on FCG TV, cable channels 19 and 1085, and webcast at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGTV.

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Community Glade Valley Health 

Dog Attack in Walkersville Prompts Public Health Alert – Officials Seek Attacking Dogs

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: A woman and her dog were attacked and bitten by two dogs at approximately 6:10 pm on Monday, January 27, 2020, while walking on Cramer Avenue in Walkersville. The attack occurred while the woman was leash-walking her dog and the two dogs came running toward her from the direction of Sandstone Drive. The biting dogs are described as being about 30lbs-40lbs, with short hair, long legs, slender build and longer snouts; one was charcoal grey and the other was brown/tan. Witnesses reported that the dogs were wearing collars…

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