Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Current Preparedness Focus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. COVID-19 is a new virus that hasn’t caused illness in humans before. Worldwide, COVID-19 has resulted in thousands of infections, causing illness and in some cases death. Cases have spread to countries throughout the world, with more cases reported daily.

FREE COVID-19 Testing in the City

Every week, OEM and the Anne Arundel County Dept. of Health host walk-up testing sites across the City. For more information on testing or to get help finding a local testing site, call OEM at 410-216-9167. 

The next testing site will be on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis located at 121 S Villa Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

  • Testing is free and safe for all ages
  • Results available through online patient portal 
  • No appointments
  • No doctor’s referral or insurance are required at our sites
  • Limited testing kits available; first come, first serve

View Pop Up Testing Flyer in English and Spanish

11-2-20 Testing Flyer Boys and Girls Club

Important City Information

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
In response to this Public Heath Emergency, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated at a Partial Level.

Annapolis Call Center: 410-260-2211
The Annapolis Call Center is activated Sunday-Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to answer non-emergency inquiries from the public.The Call Center number is 410-260-2211.

Anne Arundel County Health Department COVID-19 Health Line: 410-222-7256
For any questions about COVID-19, please call the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Health Line at 410-222-7256. 

For more information, please visit the City’s Coronavirus page.

COVID-19 Spanish Resource Hub
Página de Información y Recursos

COVID-19 Employee Support Website
Information for City Employees

Alert Annapolis

Alert Annapolis will deliver customized general or emergency messages directly to homes, businesses, individuals’ cell phones or answering machines via text message, e-mail or phone call. This system will allow the City of Annapolis to reach Annapolitans, visitors, and employees, regardless of their location within the City, and provide actionable information.

Sign Up Today

If you previously signed up for CodeRED, you have automatically been added into the Alert Annapolis system. If you would like to update your account, please visit, enter your email, and then click ‘forgot my password’. The system will then prompt you to finish setting up your account.

If you had not previously signed up for CodeRED and would like to receive messages from the City of Annapolis, please go to

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