Everything you need to know about the coronavirus

Posted at 9:04 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-22 14:48:16-05

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to spread, here's a look at everything you need to know on how the virus is affecting Maryland and its residents.

Governor Hogan issued an executive order requiring all workers and customers to wear face coverings inside grocery stores, retail establishments, and aboard public transportation including Uber and Lyft.

The order took effect on Saturday, April 18 at 7 a.m.

Click here to see the additional guidance and executive orders put out by Governor Larry Hogan.

If you would like a look at the current numbers of positive tests, deaths, etc, you can check that here. Numbers are updated daily at 10 a.m.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

  • fever
  • cough
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath

According to the CDC, symptoms can appear between 2 to 14 days after exposure.

Who is at higher risk?

  • Older adults
  • People with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

What should you be doing if you're sick?

  1. Stay at home!
  2. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  3. Frequently disinfect and clean objects and surfaces you touch often.

What should you be doing if you're not sick?

  1. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

Because of the recent executive orders of social distancing, local businesses are being affected detrimentally. We have a section on our page called "We're Open Baltimore" to showcase all of the places that are still open and serving the public through carryout, delivery, etc.

That section can be found here.

How is the coronavirus going to be affecting your day-to-day life?

If you're a student yourself or you're a parent to a student make sure to check with your college, university or school district to see if they're using to remote access.

How coronavirus affects transportation:

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will begin implementing service reductions on all vehicle modes effective, March 18.

A complete list of service reductions is available at [].

MDOT MTA management will continue to monitor operations and evaluate if additional service adjustments are needed.

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For additional resources, whether it be getting back to work, dealing with stress or unemployment information, you can find that here in our Rebound Maryland section.