Hogan: Stage Two of recovery plan

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ on Friday at 5 p.m. with a safe and gradual reopening of workplaces and businesses, along with additional personal services. This comes after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, […]

Hogan: Restaurants open Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that restaurants, civic groups and some outdoor activities will be allowed to resume at 5 p.m. on Friday. The move came in response to progress in the state’s step-by-step reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Over the past two weeks, we have been […]

DoCo Health Department shares details on Safer at Home advisory

CAMBRIDGE — A statement from the Dorchester County Health Department last week provided guidance on Governor Larry Hogan’s Safer at Home plan. The move aims to move Maryland forward in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement follows:As of May 15, the Stay at Home order was replaced by a Safer at Home public […]

UPDATED: Harrell shares details on virus fight

Testing at Walmart three days a week CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Health Officer Roger Harrell shared the latest numbers in the local COVID-19 battle on Tuesday evening. The meeting and public comments were conducted via teleconference, to maintain safe distancing. Mr. Harrell said the total tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dorchester since the […]

Sen. Eckardt offers reopening guidance

ANNAPOLIS — Beginning May 15, Maryland entered Phase 1 of reopening. Maryland will move from a “Stay at Home” order to a “Safer at Home” advisory. County leaders will have the power to make decisions on the timing. Retail stores can reopen with 50% capacity. Manufacturing can resume with proper safety precautions.Churches and houses of […]

Hogan lifts Stay-at-Home order as of Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan lifted his isolation order in a live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. The move came during the live broadcast of an update regarding Stage One of his “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” “We will be lifting the Stay at Home order” as of Friday at 5 p.m. and moving to a […]

Hogan: Outdoor activities allowed; Schools closed for rest of academic year

ANNAPOLIS — Marylanders will get some relief from quarantine, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon that because of progress made in the battle against COVID-19, some outdoor activities will be allowed. These include fishing, boating, golf, tennis and camping.Parks and beaches will also be open for walking and other exercise, […]

‘Reopen Maryland’ on the Shore

CAMBRIDGE — Not everyone supports the shutdown ordered by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Reopen Maryland is a group of citizens who oppose measures taken by the state’s administration to slow the spread of COVID-19. These include instructions to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary, and the closure of all businesses deemed by the […]

Crescent Cities Charities gives meals to first responders

CAMBRIDGE — Crescent Cities Charities, Inc., (CCC) made a gesture on Friday that many folks nowadays would support — feeding first responders and health-care workers in gratitude for their sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paul Baiers of CCC led the effort to set up in the parking lot of the Dorchester Visitor Center at lunchtime, […]

Helping to meet Shore mental health needs

EASTON — There are some very creative solutions being implemented in delivering behavioral health services to the residents of the Eastern Shore during COVID-19. Katie Dilley, Executive Director of Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. says, “I am impressed at how connected the Eastern Shore is around this issue. Specifically, there has been an outreach across […]