Congress approved roughly $8 billion in emergency funding to fight the coronavirus. The CDC continues to report that the potential public health threat of COVID-19 is very high for the United States but most people in the United States will have little immediate risk of exposure to the virus. They stressed that this virus is NOT spreading widely in the United States. However, with cases being diagnosed in Maryland and North Carolina, Stafford County officials continue to monitor the situation closely and prepare for any outbreak. Residents can prepare by following the recommendations on our page below.