Coronavirus Update

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March 06, 2020

Dear Subscriber,


The MDOT Maryland Port Administration wants to provide you with information regarding the coronavirus. 

 We are in frequent communication with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, United States Coast Guard, Maryland Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 From the CDC:  The 2019 novel coronavirus strain has an impact in terms of respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. The CDC is still studying how the virus spreads, though it is thought at this point to be spread much like the flu.

 Practicing good hygiene can help to limit the spread of viruses. The current recommended precautions to avoid exposure to the virus are the same precautions you would take to avoid the flu.  To keep your family safe: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and do not return to work until you have been fever- free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.
  • Cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash; if tissues aren’t available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 There is currently no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus but there is a vaccine for seasonal influenza which is recommended for all persons over the age of 6 months.


The health and well-being of each of you is extremely important to us.  In the meantime, you can find additional information about the coronavirus at: 





David M.  Thomas

Acting Executive Director