Dorchester adds two cases of COVID-19, now has four

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department on Sunday afternoon announced two more diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Dorchester County, bringing the total to four confirmed cases in the county. The third individual is a female in her 40s and the fourth individual is a female in her 30s. Both have no known underlying medical […]

Caroline County has seventh COVID-19 case

DENTON — The Caroline County Department of Emergency Services announced on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. that the county’s seventh positive case of COVID-19 had been identified. “The individual is a male in his 20s with no underlying health conditions,” a statement from the department said. “We are prohibited by the Maryland Department of Health from […]

Talbot has first COVID-19 death

EASTON — Talbot County, has experienced its first fatality, bringing the number of deaths in Maryland to 53. Word of the fatality was announced on Saturday morning. “This is very significant for our community,” Health Officer for Talbot County Dr. Fredia Wadley said. “This individual was in her 40s with significant co-morbidities. Fortunately, the deceased […]

CDC: Use cloth masks to fight virus

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended on Friday evening the use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of COVID-19. Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit […]

Dorchester has second case of COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department announced the second diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Dorchester County. The individual is a female, in her 70s, and hospitalized with underlying medical conditions. The Health Department is currently investigating the case with the help of the Maryland Department of Health. Communicable-disease nurses will identify contacts and advise […]

DCT posts further changes to public transit

CAMBRIDGE – Effective April 6, Delmarva Community Transit will adjust transit operations to accommodate new travel restrictions announced by Governor Hogan in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Monday, some scheduled transit routes within the cities of Cambridge and Easton will be temporarily suspended.  Transportation will be provided, however on an individual basis to riders who call in and schedule their ride […]

Message wall, April 1, 2020

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home. The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which […]

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. […]

Maryland courts now closed through May 1

ANNAPOLIS — With limited exceptions, including certain emergency matters, Maryland state courts will remain closed to the public through May 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera on March 25 issued the “Administrative Order Extending the Length of Statewide Judiciary Restricted Operations Due to […]

PRMC reports first death from coronavirus

SALISBURY — Administrators at Peninsula Regional Medical Center announced Saturday the first death from COVID-19 of a patient under their care. The hospital’s statement follows: “We today share the sad news of the first COVID-19 patient to pass who was under our care. “Please keep this family in your thoughts. We ask that you respect […]