Hogan orders masks in all public places

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan announced July 29 the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common high-risk location for COVID-19. A […]

Hogan orders masks in all public places, starting Friday

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, based on the state’s data-driven approach, the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common […]

Large batch of positive COVID-19 tests in Dorchester

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Health Department received a large batch of positive test results after close of business Monday evening, related to specific testing of vulnerable populations. The health department testing team conducted onsite testing at several locations on Friday, where clusters of workers were complaining of symptoms consistent with COVID-19. At this time, all […]

Cambridge firm develops new COVID-19 test

CAMBRIDGE — Biotechnology firm IES Life Sciences has responded to the global pandemic by refocusing its research from autoimmune to contagious diseases. Originally founded to research respiratory diseases such as the flu, the Dorchester Innovation Center start-up recently applied for a patent for their new COVID-19 test. “Because our testing platforms can be used to […]

COVID-19 Statistics

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department updated statistics on COVID-19 cases. For June 29/July 6, they were: Confirmed cases — 186/199Active cases — 6/12Deaths — 5/5Currently hospitalized — 0/0Ever hospitalized — 29/29Released/recovering — 178/185 Age Range0-9 — 510-19 — 1320-29 — 2830-39 — 3840-49 — 3850-59 — 2660-69 — 2770-79 — 1680+ — 8GenderFemale […]

COVID-19 statistics

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department updated statistics on COVID-19 cases. They were: Confirmed cases — 179Active cases — 18Deaths — 4Currently hospitalized — 2Ever hospitalized — 29Released/recovering — 159 Age Range0-9 — 410-19 — 1120-29 — 2430-39 — 3540-49 — 3450-59 — 2260-69 — 2570-79 — 1680+ — 8 GenderFemale — 109Male — […]

Hogan lifts more restrictions, restaurants can open inside

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland restaurants can resume indoor dining starting this Friday, and residents can return to gyms and fitness venues, casinos, malls and arcades one week later, on June 19, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Wednesday. State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon gave county school districts the go-ahead to convene small-group […]

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 […]