The Pennsylvania Public Health Association, a subsidiary of PHMC, along with the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association and the Maryland Public Health Association, are working together to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, spread awareness, implement guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and support our frontline health workforce to combat this challenge.

A heartfelt thank you to all public health and health care professionals in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland – and across the nation. We thank you for working tirelessly on the front lines and for your unparalleled commitment to contain the spread of COVID-19. At this trying time, feelings of stress and anxiety are natural. Please try to take a few minutes each day to care for yourself. Here are tips and resources for your emotional well-being.

Remember these general guidelines:

  • Follow CDC, Department of Health and your State Governor’s office for how to best advise community members on guidelines, testing sites and phone numbers.
  • Stay six feet apart from others, avoid groups of people.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, wash your hands and keep surfaces clean.
  • Call your doctor or emergency room before you go in.
  • Encourage telehealth options where possible.

Pennsylvania: Call the state hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) if you think you may need to be tested.

Delaware: For questions, call the Delaware Division of Public Health's call center at (866) 408-1899.

Maryland: Those worried about potential exposure to persons with the virus can call the state Emergency Management Agency at 410-517-3720. For information about the state response, go to For general questions, call 2-1-1.