Positive COVID-19 Coronavirus Case Identified In Anne Arundel County GERD ALTMANN

(March 11, 2020) The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed Anne Arundel County’s first positive COVID-19 case. The individual is in their 70s and is currently hospitalized. This case is related to domestic travel. The individual had limited contacts, and they have been identified and notified.

Health Officer Dr. Kalyanaraman informed County Executive Pittman of the positive case earlier today and has been in close communication with Maryland Department of Health officials. County Executive Steuart Pittman, County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, and Acting Director of the Office of Emergency Management Tim Mikules have scheduled a press conference to share more information and answer questions. The press conference will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFH1E79A5NI&feature=youtu.be

“The health of county residents, visitors, and county employees is our top priority,” said County Executive Pittman. “We want to keep our residents well-informed and prepared. The County and the City of Annapolis have been preparing for this possibility since January. At this time, there is no reason to panic, but we do want to reinforce preventive measures we can all take against COVID-19.”

WHO: Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive

Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, Anne Arundel County Health

Officer

Chief Timothy Mikules, Acting Director, Office of

Emergency Management

Dr. George Arlotto, Superintendent of Anne Arundel

County Schools

Pam Jordan, Director, Anne Arundel Department of Aging

and Disabilities

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Emergency Operations Center

7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

For up-to-date fact sheets and information about COVID-19, visit www.aahealth.org/coronavirus and the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov . For general questions about the disease, residents are encouraged to call 2-1-1. Individuals concerned about medical information should call their healthcare provider.

MEDIA PARKING: Press vehicles can park in the field behind the Office of Emergency Management, located at 19 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

MEDIA NOTE: County Executive Pittman’s previously scheduled event to sign an executive order, scheduled for 6:00 p.m., is now postponed until further notice.