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St. Mary's County coronavirus patients were in these 8 stores, may have exposed others

The patients may have come in contact with fellow community members at 8 stores in St. Mary's County.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. — The St. Mary's County Health Director said there are six confirmed coronavirus cases in St. Mary's County as of Friday afternoon. The director said those people may have come in contact with others in eight St. Mary's County stores in mid-March. 

The stores include a Weis Market, an Olive Garden, A BJ's Wholesale, a CVS, a Harris Teeter and a Panera.

If you were at any of the following stores during these specific times, you are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, which include flu-like symptoms, cough, and shortness of breath. You are also encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and continue to avoid interacting with others, especially those over 60.

Here are the possible exposure dates released by the health department:

Weis Markets, 20995 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD 20620

  • Dates: March 12, 2020
  • Time ranges: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (bar area), 45265 Abell House Ln, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

BJ's Wholesale, 44950 Worth Ln, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CVS, 21676 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Harris Teeter Marketplace, 44900 St Andrews Church Rd, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panera Bread, 45250 Worth Ave, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 14, 2020
  • Time range: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter, 45485 Miramar Way, California, MD 20619

  • Dates: March 15, 2020
  • Time ranges: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kwik Wash Laundromat, 22599 MacArthur Blvd, California, MD 20619

  • Date: March 15, 2020
  • Time range: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

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Meena Brewster, the St. Mary's County Health Officer said the county has six positive COVID-19 cases, and said they think at least one of them got the virus from the community.

"As of right now we are starting to see some community spreads in St. Mary’s County," Brewster said. “We know as COVID-19 continues to expand more and more people are just generally at risk in our community because of that community spread. Really what we're telling people is everybody should be monitoring for symptoms."

If you do develop symptoms and have been to any of the following locations, please call your healthcare provider. St.Mary's County residents who do not have a healthcare provider can call the St. Mary's COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911 to speak with a health department nurse.

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