UMMS: All take part in coronavirus battle

BALTIMORE — University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) leaders shared words of warning, gratitude and encouragement in a live webinar on April 1, as they addressed their organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the main points of the talk, presented by President/CEO Dr. Mohan Suntha and Incident Commander Dr. David Marcozzi, were plans for […]

Hogan announces virus strike

BALTIMORE — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a televised press conference Tuesday afternoon the formation of mobile strike forces to fight the spread of coronavirus in nursing homes and similar facilities throughout the state. He was speaking from the Baltimore Convention Center, which he had just toured with other officials. The site is being […]

Cambridge PD on duty through the outbreak

CAMBRIDGE — “You call us if you need us, we’re there for you,” Capt. Justin Todd of the Cambridge Police Department said Friday. He was speaking of officers’ availability to citizens throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, an emergency that has stretched and stressed the resources of the CPD as it has other public and private organizations. […]

Area hospitals prepare for surge

CAMBRIDGE — Hospitals on the Eastern Shore have been preparing for an influx of patients infected with COVID-19. University of Maryland Shore Health System and Peninsula Regional Health System have conducted drills, set up tents and begun treating patients. Relatively few Shore residents have been hit by the new strain of coronavirus, to which humans […]

Hogan: ‘We are no longer asking’

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a stay-at-home order for Marylanders in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We are no longer asking or suggesting,” he said in a live broadcast. “We will be enforcing these orders.” Over the past three weeks, the state government has made a series of […]

Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a stay-at-home order for Marylanders in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We are no longer asking or suggesting,” he said in a live broadcast. “We will be enforcing these orders.” Over the past three weeks, the state government has made a series of […]

DoCo officials live stream COVID-19 update

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County officials presented a live stream joint press conference on Thursday morning, to share details of the local response to the coronavirus pandemic. County Health Officer Roger Harrell, Deputy Health Officer Dr. Casey Scott, State’s Attorney for Dorchester County Bill Jones and Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell spoke in […]

Franchot advises 90-day ‘payment holiday’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is seeking relief for the state’s small-business owners who are facing uncertain financial situations during the coronavirus crisis. He is asking them to call their landlords, banks, and other creditors to ask for a 90-day deferment from fixed-cost payments. Many of the state’s wage earners are unable to work […]

Hogan requests presidential disaster declaration for Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update on Maryland’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced that he is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maryland.  “People are looking for certainty, but the truth is, we simply don’t know yet how bad it’s going to get, how long it’s going […]

Dorchester only Shore county with no confirmed COVID

CAMBRIDGE — The Maryland Department of Health Health reported on Wednesday morning that Dorchester, along with Allegany, are the only two counties in Maryland that have not reported any confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. The Dorchester County Health Department will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10am which will be Live Streamed on the […]