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Health Officer Issues Public Safety Order Continuing Face Covering Requirement

Last updated: January 11, 2022En Español ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER DR. KALYANARAMAN ISSUES PUBLIC SAFETY ORDER CONTINUING FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2022 1.11.22 – FAQs Mask Requirements in Anne Arundel County Annapolis, Md (Jan. 7, 2022) – Today, as Anne Arundel County continues to experience rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths […]

Handling Food Safely, Holiday Tips

Listed below are food safety tips that should help keep your holiday healthy. Seasonal Food Safety from the USDA Tips on Hiring a Caterer Tips for Eggs from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Safe Shopping Never choose torn or leaking packages. Don’t buy foods past the “sell-by” or expiration dates. Put raw meat and poultry […]

Prevent COVID-19 From Coming Home for the Holidays

Last updated: December 29, 2021Tips to Keep Residents Safe Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman are reminding residents to keep their guard up when it comes to protecting themselves against COVID-19. With surging COVID rates, County officials are encouraging residents to proceed with extreme caution, especially as we […]

Social Media Vaccine Contest

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is sponsoring a social media video contest for residents ages 13 – 17 and for parents of children ages 5 – 17 to encourage our residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. To participate, contestants must submit a video on either TikTok, Instagram, OR Twitter with a creative message […]

County Executive Pittman, Health Officer Dr. Kalyanaraman Urge Vaccinations, Boosters as Region Records First Omicron Variant Case

En Español Result released by the Maryland Department of Health is the first instance of new variant recorded in Baltimore metro region Annapolis, MD (December 3, 2021) After state health officials announced a recorded case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the Baltimore metro region, County Executive Steuart Pittman and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for 5-11 Year Olds

Last updated: November 23, 2021Anne Arundel County continues vaccinating young children after the CDC’s recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth ages 5-11 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is currently vaccinating children ages 5-11 with the COVID-19 vaccine at community and elementary school clinics. To schedule an appointment, go to www.aacounty.org/covidvax. Appointments are preferred. […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ages 5-11 FAQ

Last updated: January 21, 2022En Español Currently, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing vaccine by appointment using the COVID Vaccinations Sign-Up Form here. Walk-ins are also welcome as vaccine supplies allow. Facts to Know and Frequently Asked Questions Why should I vaccinate my child against COVID-19? COVID-19 tends to be milder in […]

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Prioritizes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for 5-11 Year Olds

Department of Health Prioritizes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for 5-11 Year Olds Annapolis, MD (October 29, 2021) Starting the week of November 8, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will prioritize COVID-19 vaccine appointments for 5 through 11-year-olds. As a result, adult COVID-19 booster dose appointments will be greatly reduced temporarily. With the authorization of […]

Restaurateurs and Food Service Facility Managers

In order to ensure safe food conditions for Anne Arundel County food service establishments and their patrons, the County Department of Health requires that all restaurateurs and food service facility managers close their businesses if flooding, weather, sewage backups/overflows, lack of a potable/hot water source available or power outages affect their facilities. Any questions concerning […]

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Last updated: November 8, 2021The Anne Arundel County Department of Health strongly recommends getting the seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine is available each year from local health care providers and pharmacists. Community health centers in Glen Burnie (410-222-6633) and Parole (410-222-7247) have free seasonal flu shots for uninsured or underinsured Anne Arundel County residents age 6 […]

Opioid Overdose Response Training

410-222-1937 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Adult Addiction Program offers free training and a free naloxone kit  to community members on the use of intranasal naloxone, a prescription medicine to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. The training is for at-risk individuals, family members, friends and the associates of any individual who […]

County Executive Announces New Vaccine Policy for County Employees, Reimplements Mask Requirement in County-Owned Buildings

Changes come as COVID metrics rise in July, Delta variant spreads across region Annapolis, MD (August 2, 2021) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced today that effective Monday, September 13, County employees who are not vaccinated will be required to provide a negative COVID test result each week in order to report to work. […]

Community Health Report Update

Annapolis, MD (May 12, 2021) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has released an updated edition of its 2020 Report of Community Health Indicators. The 47-page online report, outlines the county’s standing in 10 key health areas while meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The key areas are demographic trends; health outcomes; […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Health Equity Plan

Last updated: October 25, 2021En Español Anne Arundel County Department of Health Outlines Efforts to Reduce The Spread of COVID-19 Among Vulnerable County Residents Annapolis, MD (March 2, 2021) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has announced the release of its COVID-19 vaccine health equity plan. The “Principles for Equitable Vaccination” outlines the […]

School Immunizations

Last updated: August 19, 2021En Español Back-to-School Immunizations Are Important! Don’t Wait! Vaccinate! The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is ready to serve eligible schoolchildren up to age 18 who need school-required vaccines. Call for an appointment today! Glen Burnie Health Center 416 A Street S.W. Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Call 410-222-6633 for an […]

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