Contact Tracing/COVID Guidance

In the case of a positive COVID test result, contact tracing is extremely important in helping any community minimize the spread of the virus. The Maryland Health Department website has good information on how that happens. Here are some key details:

  • Answer and/or return any calls from "MD COVID" or the Allegany County Health Department. If you do not have caller ID, look for either (240) 466-4488 or (in the case of the local health department) a 301-759-**** number.
  • The name of the infected patient will not be revealed. Contact tracers take extreme measures to protect privacy.
  • You may be asked about your health, symptoms and anyone you might have been in close contact with. If you’ve had a COVID test, they may ask for the date and name of your insurance company.
  • You will be asked to verify your date of birth, address, and any other phone numbers you may have. You will NOT be asked for passwords, your social security number, money, photos or financial information.