Do I need to wear a mask? Where do I get a mask?

Governor Hogan signed an executive order requiring face coverings when inside any retail establishments, including grocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience stores, or when riding any form of public transportation in Maryland beginning Saturday, April 18, at 7 a.m. 

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings when out in public (such as grocery stores and pharmacies) except for children under age 2, people who have trouble breathing, or people who are unconscious or unable to remove the mask without help. You can use a scarf, bandana, or you can make one using one of these patterns online: Sew and No-Sew Instructions It is important not to touch your mouth, nose, eyes or face when putting it on and taking it off. You must still practice social distancing and wash hands frequently. Click here for more FAQs about masks.

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1. What stage of recovery are we in now?
2. What if people from an area that has not reopened come to Frederick County?
3. How do I get tested for COVID-19?
4. Does Frederick County have any cases of COVID-19?
5. There aren’t many cases of COVID-19 in my zipcode. Does this mean I can’t get infected?
6. Do I need to wear a mask? Where do I get a mask?
7. Should my child wear a face covering? What if my child is scared? What about children with special health care needs?
8. How important is it for me to get my child’s vaccinations now? Can it wait?
9. What if I don’t have a primary healthcare provider?
10. I’m sick but can’t get tested OR I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do now?
11. Should I get an antibody test? If it is positive, does it mean I am immune to COVID-19?
12. When should I get tested?
13. I haven’t gotten my test results yet. When will I get them?
14. Doesn’t the public need to know where a person with COVID-19 has been?
15. How can I get information about cases in nursing homes?
16. Can people with no symptoms have COVID-19?
17. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild. Why is this more serious than the flu?
18. I’ve lost my job. Where can I get help?
19. What resources exist for business owners?
20. How do I report a violation of the Governor’s or County Executive's orders?
21. How Can I Help?
22. Can pets get COVID-19? Can I take my pet to the vet?