Greensboro Elementary School closes after COVID results

DENTON — Greensboro Elementary School will be closed to students and most staff for a two-week period, Oct. 19-30, an announcement from Caroline County Public Schools said Sunday. Principal Dawn Swann said in a letter to parents, “This is being done in an effort to reduce the opportunity for spread of the virus, and because […]

DCPS employee tests positive for COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE — An employee at one of Dorchester County Public Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. “I can confirm a member of the DCPS staff has tested positive, but due to privacy concerns we will not share their work location or further information,” Communications and Community Outreach Specialist Valerie Goff emailed in reply to a […]

President Trump and First Lady test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president announced in a tweet shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. They learned of the results on Thursday evening. The news comes months into a global pandemic and in the final weeks of the president’s campaign for re-election.“Tonight, […]

Hurlock Christmas Parade is canceled

HURLOCK — Another holiday tradition has fallen to fears of coronavirus infection. On Monday night, the Hurlock Town Council decided to cancel the 2020 Christmas Parade, due to size, distancing and mask requirements.“Hopefully it can be worked so that its bigger and better next year,” a statement from Welcome to Hurlock social media page said. […]

Message wall: Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about 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 follows: Raffle for […]

Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about 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 follows: Board of […]

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 […]