Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Page last updated: March 23, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Situation Update

There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in numerous locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).1

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, the County Commissioners announced the first (2) two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County.2 The next day, (2) two more presumptive positive cases were announced3, and the Commissioners signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency.4 

For real-time information on COVID-19 in Montgomery County, including a current number of cases and other statistics, visit



Disclaimer: This page is intended to provide Montgomery County first responders (police, fire, & EMS) and healthcare facility staff with the information they need to respond to COVID-19. If you are looking for general public information on COVID-19, please visit the following webpages:

COVID-19 First Responder Exposure Self-Reporting Form

INFORMATION FOR FIRST RESPONDERS and healthcare facilities

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Montgomery County Department of Public Safety

Pennsylvania Department of Health

US Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)