The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) encourages Marylanders to follow COVID-19 health precautions. MDOT is taking a system-wide approach to fight the spread of the virus and keep Maryland moving.
Transportation Secretary Gregory Slater said frontline MDOT employees “are working hard to keep our critical, essential workforce safe, and keeping that ever so important supply chain moving” during the COVID-19 emergency.
“To keep our dedicated team and all Marylanders safe, we are urging everyone to follow the protective measures and the advice of health officials to stay safe and protect others during the COVID-19 state of emergency,” Secretary Slater said.
Employees from across all of MDOT’s business unite are relaying advice from the Centers for Disease Control and the Maryland Department of Health. That advice includes:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that you touch frequently.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow.
• Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Wear a mask or face covering when using transit and in retail stores.
• Practice social distancing: Keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds.
• If possible, stay home.
Among those offering advice are frontline workers who continue to work around the state to maintain MDOT’s critical projects and services. They include: Charles “CJ” Hynson, an assistant resident maintenance engineer for MDOT State Highway Administration, who is shown at the agency’s Annapolis Maintenance Shop; Mary Welsh, a dispatcher for Maryland Transportation Authority Police; and George Perry, a MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration facilities maintenance supervisor, who is shown on the job at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Vernon Hartsock, acting executive director of Transit Development and Delivery for the MDOT Maryland Transit Administration, delivers his safety message from atop the parking garage at the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring; and Samuel Winfield, an officer with the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration, is shown at the Glen Burnie Branch during a session in which MDOT MVA staff helped customers needing commercial drivers’ license services to keep moving as part of Maryland’s business and supply chain.
Others include: Gina Watson, a security specialist at the Port of Baltimore for the MDOT Maryland Port Administration; Colleen Turner, assistant director of MDOT Planning and Capital Programming; and Shawn Eum, director of Strategic Communications and Government Affairs for the I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Office.
MDOT is offering information on its response and transportation operations during the COVID-19 emergency at mdot.maryland.gov/coronavirus.
Statewide information on Maryland’s work to combat COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.