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

COVID TestingEvery 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 indoors and is tentatively scheduled for  Monday, January 11th, 2021 at Pip Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis, MD 21403 from 9:30am to 11:30am (while supplies last). 

Any individual wanting to get tested must enter through the marked entrances at the back of the building (Salvation Army side). No exceptions. There is no parking allowed in the Salvation Army parking lot. 

  • PCR test (testing for active Coronavirus); Not "rapid test" or anti-body test
  • No appointments; walk-ups only
  • Test results are available through the online portal (Mako Medical)
  • Testing is free and safe for all ages
  • Limited tests available; first come, first serve so be sure to arrive in time
  • Anyone can be tested, even if you do not have any symptoms

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.

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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.

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