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 […]

Schools closed, Guard active

CAMBRIDGE — On Monday morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced measures to fight the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, as he said the state will be more aggressive in facing the threat. The moves were in addition to ones he declared on Thursday, which included closure of public schools and activation of the Maryland National Guard. […]

PRMC establishes COVID-19 triage tent

SALISBURY — In its continuing effort to protect the health and well-being of patients, visitors and staff, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has established a COVID-19 triage tent adjacent to the walk-in entrance of the Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency Trauma Center. A nurse, positioned outside the emergency department 24 hours a day, seven days […]

COVID-19: Government, health and private groups respond

BREAKING: Talbot County has reported its first case of the virus. No other details were available on Sunday evening. UPDATE: At a press conference that ended just before 6 p.m. Sunday, Talbot County officials shared information on the situation. The infected individual, they said, is hospitalized in Easton. Talbot County Emergency Services is in close […]

COVID-19: Limited services for City of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — The city government has responded to the COVID-19 outbreak. A statement from City Manager Patrick Comiskey on Friday said, “The City of Cambridge will operate on limited services during the Maryland State of Emergency. City offices will be closed to the public. “City staff will still report to work and be on duty. […]

Virus: Events being canceled in Dorchester

CAMBRIDGE — As reports of the spread of coronavirus increased over the previous few days, events and gatherings locally and across the state have been canceled or postponed. On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced measures meant to limit the spread of the disease, including closure of public schools from March 16-27, closure of senior centers, […]

Hogan activates Guard, closes schools

CAMBRIDGE — On Thursday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced measures to fight the spread of coronavirus. Among his orders were the activation of the Maryland National Guard to a higher level of readiness, and the closure of public schools from March 16-27. Flanked by senior state officials, he also announced Thursday Maryland’s first case […]

State agencies coordinate Coronavirus response

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan announced last week that Maryland’s State Public Health Laboratory had been approved for testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This means that rather than waiting for test results from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labs in Atlanta, Georgia, people who are suspected to have COVID-19 may be diagnosed […]

Delmarva blood supply needs more diversity

NEWARK, Delaware — Every day, more than 350 donors are needed in Delmarva to collect the blood and blood products required for patients in need of blood transfusions. They include cancer, trauma, surgery, sickle cell patients and more. They rely on the kindness of blood donors to survive. To ensure all patients can receive the […]

C-SD’s blood drive set for March 25

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge South Dorchester High School’s National Honor Society members are hosting a Blood Drive through the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Members are currently looking for suitable volunteers to donate. “This blood drive is organized by a passionate team of students who understand the value of giving back,” Senior NHS member Faizan Ahmed said. […]

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