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Maryland Department of Health


More COVID Experiences

Chrissy Collins

For Chrissy, 36, what began with feeling “a little bit off” one day at work ended with an 11-day ordeal in the hospital fighting for her life against COVID-19.

Alexis Rabbani

“I was calling out to a higher power and saying if this virus was going to take me that I was ready to go. I had accepted that if it was to be my outcome, I was ready to die.”

Anne King

“I’ve never stayed home so much in my life, but I have a lovely home and I’ve been able to enjoy it,” she said, adding, “We’ve all had to get a little more creative.”

Michael Turner

“Everyday you may see a different side of this sickness. You need to get a diagnosis, be aware of your symptoms, and get to the hospital if your symptoms worsen,” Moshe advises.

Regina & Robert Twigg

“As a former wrestling coach we always taught that pain is weakness leaving the body and so I fought my symptoms. Resting and riding out the illness is what finally got me back on my feet.”

Shelita Battle

“They got the names and numbers of people I’d been in contact with,” she said, adding that she was already on the case. “Once I got the news I started texting and calling, so they were already notified.”

Tom Zopler

“Although my case was mild and most people who get this recover, the time I spent not knowing what was happening to me was troubling,” he said.

Vincent DiGiortio

“They say, ‘I love you, but stay away!’” Vincent says. It’s a sentiment he understands: “People are still scared to be around me. You can’t take it personally.”

Elizabeth Bauer

“People are still having problems even after a few weeks or months later.”  “I’m hoping more people get to know about the long-term problems from the virus.”

Sue Engelbert

“I started this year with a father, and now he’s gone. This is what we need to be talking about. People are fighting so hard — just to live.”      ~Sue Engelbert

Krista Bozman

“I’m still waiting for someone to tell me why I am alive, and George is not. ” ~ Krista Bozman


Adam Rothenberg

“I implore everyone to please wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your social distance. Covid is very real, very contagious, and very deadly.”