COVID-19 Guidance

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) aligns with CDC guidelines for COVID-19  prevention and recommends that health officials and individuals should consider current information about COVID-19 hospitalizations, the strain on the local health system and COVID-19 cases in the community when making decisions about individual/household and community level prevention behaviors and strategies. and individuals should also make decisions based on whether they are at high risk for severe disease and take into account inequities in access to prevention strategies. 

COVID-19 Community Levels do not apply to healthcare settings, such as nursing homes and hospitals. Healthcare settings should continue to use community transmission rates and continue to follow CDC’s infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare settings. 

COVID-19 Data for Montgomery County

Information on County Levels is available on the Montgomery County COVID-19 HUB and COVID-19 Community Level by County.  

Community Guidance Resources

Quarantine and Isolation Calculator: Determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19 if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have COVID-19. The calculator is intended for a general audience, and does not apply to healthcare or high-risk settings like prisons. 

Isolation and Quarantine

COVID Testing

MCOPH COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Treatment

  •  Test to Treat Locator: You must take COVID-19 medication within days of your first COVID-19 symptoms days. COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. Use this tool to find where you can get tested and treated in the same location. 

MCOPH Workplace COVID-19 Guidance

MCOPH Recreation and Summer Camp Guidance

Guidance for K-12 School Entities

For guidance on Montgomery County Schools, please click here.

Guidance for Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Program

PADOH Office of Childcare Development and Early Learning COVID-19 Provider Information

Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Regional 17

Reportable Diseases for Childcare Centers