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Wet Season Percolation Testing

Department of Health Announces 2023 Wet Season Percolation Tests Ends April 21, 2023 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Environmental Health Bureau will end annual “wet season” evaluation and percolation tests on Friday, April 21, 2023. Wet season applications must have been received and percolation tests scheduled by March 31, 2023 to have assured […]

Health Equity and Racial Justice Resource Card

AACDOH’s Office of Health Equity and Racial Justice (HERJ) provides this resource sheet to help multilingual community members best navigate resources for food, mental health support, and rent and utility assistance. The resource sheet features general information about organizations and programs serving Anne Arundel County community members. Discover more information about each resource through the […]

Important Update for Medicaid Recipients

Last updated: March 24, 2023 Starting in May 2023 some individuals on Medicaid may no longer be able to continue receiving benefits. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Marylanders who were eligible for Medicaid continued to be covered, even if they were no longer eligible. Medicaid renewals will not be automatic this year. Starting […]

County Executive Pittman Appoints Acting Health Officer, Announces Departmental Leadership Changes

Deputy Health Officer Tonii Gedin to serve as Acting Health Officer; Acting Controller to become permanent Annapolis, MD (March 20, 2023) County Executive Pittman appoints Tonii Gedin as Anne Arundel County’s Acting Health Officer. Gedin will begin in this role on March 23, 2023.   “As Deputy Health Officer, Tonii Gedin earned high praise throughout county […]

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization to permit the use of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. On July 19, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older. Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is given in a two-dose primary series […]

COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Plan

Anne Arundel County Department of Health Shares COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Plan Annapolis, MD (July 15, 2022) – Building on lessons learned over the past two plus years, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is releasing its COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Plan. This plan ensures that the staffing capacity and tools are in place […]

Changes to the Approval Process of On-Site Septic Systems

July 1, 202 — This memorandum serves to notify all Licensed Septic Installers of immediate changes to the review and approval of septic applications and permits in Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has required the following procedural changes take place effective immediately for all Septic Permits and Septic Applications: For […]

Unusual Pediatric Hepatitis Cases: What Parents Should Know

Last updated: June 14, 2022The United States and other countries have identified or are investigating reports of unusual hepatitis cases in otherwise healthy children. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by viral infections, alcohol use, toxins, medications and certain other medical conditions. In the United States, the most […]

Department of Health Urges Residents to Be Aware of BA.2 Variant

Last updated: May 16, 2022Annapolis, MD (March 22, 2022) With the increasing spread of the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 , County Executive Steuart Pittman and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman urged residents to continue seeking out vaccinations and boosters to protect against the disease.  “We have the tools. Those tools are vaccines, tests, and treatment,” […]

Recall and Consumer Advisory regarding Powdered Infant Formula

Last updated: May 16, 2022Recall and Consumer Advisory regarding Powdered Infant Formula Produced in Abbott Nutrition’s Facility in Sturgis, Michigan On February 17, 2022, Abbott Nutrition issued a recall and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer advisory regarding powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility.  The consumer advisory […]

Gun Violence Intervention Team Domestic Violence Toolkit Goes Live

Annapolis, MD (Feb. 9, 2022) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) has released its online Domestic Violence Toolkit at https://aahealth.civilspace.io/en/projects/domestic-violence-toolkit. The goal is to decrease the number of domestic violence incidents in Anne Arundel County and encourage victims to reach out to loved ones and local authorities for […]

Handling Food Safely

Last updated: April 5, 2023En Español Listed below are food safety tips that should help keep your meals and celebrations 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 […]

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; […]

School Immunizations

Last updated: January 19, 2023En 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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