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for covid-19 related questions call OUR HOTLINE AT 443-523-1920

Maryland Dept. of Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

visit our covid-19 page here 

covid-19 numbers at a glance:

United States – 34,413,532

Maryland – 466,514 (2.31% Positive)

Somerset – 2,634 (3.27% Positive) 

In Somerset County –  2,584 recovered, 0 hospitalized, and 43 deaths. (07/19/2021)

For a breakdown by zip code, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov. 

For a definition of the positivity rate, go to coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/methodology 

covid vaccinations

Given by the Somerset County Health Department

5,892 1st doses. 5,733 2nd doses.

202 Johnson & Johnson doses.

Updated weekly (07/19/2021)



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COVID-19 vaccines are new. It's normal for people to have questions about them. You can help your loved ones by listening to their concerns and sharing answers to common questions from sources like the CDC or their doctor. Sharing accurate answers to common concerns can move someone from worry to confidence.Learn more about how to talk to your friends and family about COVID-19 vaccines: www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/how-can-i-talk-to-my-friends-and-family-about-getting-vaccinated-... ... See MoreSee Less
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As we prepare for storms later this evening, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is sharing a great example of the differences between a watch and a warning. 🦀Remember: a watch means conditions are favorable for the development of a storm. A warning means a storm is developing or has been spotted in-person or on radar in your area.Watch Vs. Warning: Crab Edition Remember: a storm WATCH means that conditions in your area are favorable for the development of storms. A storm WARNING means that a storm is developing or has been spotted in-person or on radar in your area. Want more information on being prepared for severe weather? Visit www.ready.gov/severe-weather . ... See MoreSee Less
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1/2 Veggies & Fruits + 1/4 Whole Grains + 1/4 Lean Protein + 1 Serving of Low-Fat Dairy = 1 Balanced Bag Lunch 🥗 ... See MoreSee Less
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Anticipate a chance of severe weather this afternoon & evening. Hail, localized flooding, tornadoes, and strong winds are possible and may occur with little warning. Take precautions! If you encounter a flooded street, Turn Around. Don't Drown! Have extra supplies in case of a power outage. Never use a generator indoors. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're hiring for a Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II! Interested? Apply here: www.jobapscloud.com/MD/newregpages/termsofuse.asp?RecruitNum1=21&RecruitNum2=002818&RecruitNum3=0017 ... See MoreSee Less
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Middle school is an important time. Make sure your middle schooler is safe to explore this year with a COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 12 and up are now eligible. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you’ve gotten your COVID-19 vaccination, drop your post-vax selfie in the comments! Better yet, tell your friends and family. Together, we can end the pandemic. That means continuing to follow CDC safety guidelines and getting vaccinated. ... See MoreSee Less
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We hope you'll join us on Saturday August 21 for a Shorebirds game and fireworks show! Resources will be made available. Bring your family, wear your purple and support this important substance misuse awareness initiative.Somerset Rains Purple will be giving out free tickets! Tune into their Facebook page for some trivia fun, who knows, you might just win a ticket! 🎟️We are so excited about this Tri-County substance misuse awareness event with our neighboring counties. We hope you can join us on Saturday August 21st for a Shorebirds game and a fireworks show! Resources will be made available. Bring your family, wear your purple and support this important substance misuse awareness initiative.We will be giving away free tickets to some lucky Somerset County residents. Please be on the look out for some trivia fun to win a ticket! ... See MoreSee Less
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Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, including your heart. Quitting isn't easy, but it will give you years of your life back. Free education, medication and support is available by calling 443-523-1700. #WellbeingWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Spread the word: Vaccination is key to safely resuming many of our favorite activities! Today we will be at the Somerset MAC Center from 1:30pm until 3:30pm. We are offering Moderna to persons 18 and over. You do not need an appointment. Please bring photo ID and a mask. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that can cause liver disease, so take time during today to make sure you're informed on the causes, the symptoms and the preventative measures you can take to prevent the disease. bit.ly/3xGi5Ya ... See MoreSee Less
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It's going to be hot, hot, hot today! Just a friendly reminder to drink water, even if not thirsty. If working outside, take breaks as often as possible. NEVER LEAVE PETS OR CHILDREN IN A LOCKED CAR. If you need a safe place to get relief from the heat, the Somerset County Cooling Centers are open! - Crisfield Public Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield):10 am - 6:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)10 am - 4:45 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)- Princess Anne Library (11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne):10 am - 6:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)10 am - 4:45 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)You will need to bring your own food, beverages, and medications. Pets are not allowed. Stay safe Somerset! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is surging in the United States. New data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus; it is much more contagious. While rare, some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious. Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated and wear a mask until you do.Everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission should wear a mask, even if they are vaccinated.www.cdc.gov/coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less
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Lots of things happening in August at our Wellness and Recovery Center! Free cessation classes, daily walk-in peer support, Narcan training (virtual or in-person) and much more!! Check out the calendar below ⬇️🔍 somersethealth.org 📞 (410) 621-5739 ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you at risk for getting COVID-19? Recent studies show that persons with underlying health conditions are more at risk for severe illness of COVID-19. It is recommended that persons 12 and older get vaccinated as soon as possible.Learn more: www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0123.htm?fbclid=IwAR3ZYA_JwZMF2CFiJrtMyyQTeD5h5WPWYrSi5mhN-q3On6Od... ... See MoreSee Less
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The Delta Variant is 2x as contagious as the initial strain of COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are effective against this variant. We strongly encourage those who are unvaccinated to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself against severe illness, hospitalization or death. ... See MoreSee Less
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A #TuesdayTip to beat the heat...stay as cool as possible! Pace yourself while working or exercising in hot weather. ... See MoreSee Less
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#LetsEndCovidSomerset Get your COVID-19 vaccine! Tell us what you're looking forward to doing once you’re fully vaccinated in the comments 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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Temps expected to be in the high 80s today. Please remember to drink lots of water, even if not thirsty. If working outside, take breaks as often as possible. Need a safe space to get relief from the heat? The Somerset County Cooling Centers are open! - Crisfield Public Library (100 Collins St., Crisfield):10 am - 6:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)10 am - 4:45 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)- Princess Anne Library (11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne):10 am - 6:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)10 am - 4:45 pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)You will need to bring your own food, beverages, and medications. Pets are not allowed. Stay safe Somerset! ... See MoreSee Less
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Testing clinic this morning from 9:30am to 11:30am. This is an outdoor event. No appointments are required. ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget! We are hosting a free COVID-19 testing clinic tomorrow morning from 9:30am until 11:30am. No appointment required. Test, know, and go for all your big and small events this summer. #LetsendCovidSomerset ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so excited to be a part of the Go Purple Campaign with our friends from Wicomico and Worcester Counties! Please join us on Saturday 8/21/21 for a Shorebirds game and a fireworks show. 🎆 Resources will be made available. Bring your family, wear your purple and support this important substance misuse awareness initiative. 💜💜We are so excited to kick-off year 3 of our Go Purple Campaign with our friends from Worcester and Somerset Counties. Please join us on Saturday 8/21/21 for a Shorebirds game and a fireworks show! Resources will be made available. Bring your family, wear your purple and support this important substance misuse awareness initiative! ... See MoreSee Less
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Be on the lookout for thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening. If you encounter flooded streets, remember to Turn Around, Don't Drown. Make sure to have adequate supplies if the power goes out as well (water, food, extra batteries, flashlights). Stay safe, Somerset! 🌩️Good morning! Scattered to numerous t-storms are expected to develop across the area this afternoon, and persist through the evening. There is a threat for localized flash flooding (mainly in urban areas) and also a marginal risk for severe weather (main threat is isolated damaging wind gusts). A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Richmond Metro and all of Hampton Roads from 2-11 PM. Have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
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When loved ones decide to get a #COVID19 vaccine, help make it happen. Offer to make the appointment, go with them, drive them, or babysit. Everyone who gets vaccinated brings us closer to moving past the COVID-19 pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
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