DoCo partners coordinate to protect citizens

CAMBRIDGE — In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, local officials are working together to protect the citizens of Dorchester County, a statement from the Dorchester County Health Department (DCHD) said Tuesday evening. A team made up of DCHD, Dorchester County Emergency Services, Dorchester County Government, City of Cambridge, Town of Hurlock, Dorchester County Public Schools, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, law enforcement agencies, Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, and more are partnering to prepare, monitor, and respond to the evolving situation.

Ongoing updates will be provided to inform the community. Dorchester County had no confirmed COVID-19 positive cases as of Monday.
The Emergency Operations Center is running at an enhanced level of activation. Residents are encouraged to take every precaution possible to protect themselves and others.

Citizens are reminded to stay home, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. Individuals experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should call their healthcare provider.

Visit health.maryland.gov/coronavirus for updated information and resources about COVID-19 in Maryland. Dorchester County residents with general questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call the Dorchester County Health Department at 410-228-3223 Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm or 2-1-1 after hours, and follow Dorchester County Health Department’s Facebook page at

ww.facebook.com/dorchesterhealthemergencypreparedness.


Helpful Coronavirus links

Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage

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