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

visit our covid-19 page here 

covid-19 numbers at a glance:

United States – 30,737,477

Maryland – 423,663 (5.59% Positive)

Somerset – 2,491 (4.26% Positive) 

In Somerset County –  2,437 recovered, 0 hospitalized, and 37 deaths. (4/09/2021)

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

4,522 1st doses. 2,592 2nd doses.

Updated weekly (3/26/21)



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Have questions on how you can lower your risk of contracting HIV? Check out this tool kit to find some answers and expand your knowledge: hivrisk.cdc.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Knowing your status is power 💪 The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone between the ages of 13-64 years gets tested for HIV as part of your routine health care. Contact your health care provider about getting tested. #NYHAAD ... See MoreSee Less
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Public Health Week ends this week and to celebrate we want to shoutout all the incredible health department employees who make this place so great! Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication. We are so so grateful for each and every one of you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day ❤ Let’s start reducing the stigma surrounding these diseases by educating ourselves more. This short film highlights the role that each of us play in reducing the stigmas surrounding HIV and gives voice to those living with it, as well as their friends and family. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to all the members of our community and staff who shared with us why they chose to get vaccinated. Now, it's your turn! Private message us a picture and a short statement as to why you chose to get vaccinated!If you would like to do it on your own, access the Facebook frame by using this link: www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=271109511131772. Use #IGotVaccinatedBecause and #LetsendCovidSomerset on your post. We'll share to our Instagram and Facebook pages! Who knows? We might just post you on Monday. Have a great weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we add 4 new cases, bringing our total to 2,491 cases. Of those 2,491 cases; 2,437 have recovered, 0 are hospitalized, and there have been 37 deaths. The state positivity rate is at 5.59%. Our positivity rate is at 4.26%. Please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and vaccinate when able. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to the very kind couple who brought snacks for our staff this morning. We are so grateful! ... See MoreSee Less
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Along with substance abuse programs, we also offer tobacco programs. We know that quitting smoking is hard. Nicotine, the addictive chemical in tobacco is as, if not more, addicting than cocaine or heroin! Free education, medication and support is available by calling 443-523-1700. #NPHW ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the hospitality! ... See MoreSee Less
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Along with preventative health services like HIV/AIDS programs, cancer screenings and TB screenings, we also offer services for overdose response, substance abuse prevention, and tobacco prevention. Since today is National Alcohol Screening Day...do you know the risks of alcohol? Learn more: somersethealth.org/preventive-health-services/substance-abuse-prevention/ ... See MoreSee Less
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What about those furry friends during emergency situations? Here are some tips to consider when it comes to your pet: - Get a rescue alert sticker- Arrange a safe haven - Choose "designated caregivers" - Prepare emergency supplies and traveling kits. #nphw #emergencypreparedness REMINDER: Somerset County, MD shelters are “pet friendly” but you must bring proof of license, their shot records and a pet supply kit with you.Learn more: www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/disaster-preparedness ... See MoreSee Less
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Please remember, each number on this sign represents someone in our own community-you may have a friend, a family member, or you personally may be at risk for a medical emergency due to opioid overdose. You can save a life. Learn more and get Narcan, go to www.somersethealth.org or call us at 443-523-1700 ... See MoreSee Less
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While it's important to be prepared for extreme weather situations, it's also important to be prepared for health situations as well. Here are some tips to consider when it comes to your health: - Everyone over six months old should get an annual flu vaccine- Learn how to prevent spread of communicable diseases (hand washing, respiratory etiquette, stay home when sick, stay 6 ft. from someone coughing)- Check your supplies for taking care of sick persons as supplies could be limited during a pandemic flu event and or weather events in which transportation is disrupted (tissues, hand sanitizer, fever reducing medications, thermometer, and surface cleaners)- Be proactive in your community to prevent flu spread by encouraging mitigation strategies at social gatherings. #NPHW #emergencypreparedness Learn more: www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html ... See MoreSee Less
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In todays, #IGotVaccinatedBecause, we are featuring Preventive Services & Communications Supervisor/Public Information Officer, Sharon Lynch. Sharon chose to get vaccinated because, "I can now safely spend time with and hug on my family and friends. I am a big hugger and have missed being able to hug those I love and care about. I also want to help end this pandemic and return to life without wearing a face mask." #IGotVaccinatedBecause #LetsEndCovidSomerset ... See MoreSee Less
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April 24th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! Help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs by taking your unused medications to any of the 6 drop boxes in the county, which are located at the Princess Anne or Crisfield Police Depts, the State Police Barracks, Karemore Pharmacy, Marion Pharmacy, or Crisfield Pharmacy. #natlrxtakebackday ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, we add 1 new case, bringing our total to 2,487. The state positivity rate is at 5.56%. Our positivity rate is at 4.04%. Please continue to social distance, wear a mask, and vaccinate when able. ... See MoreSee Less
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While summer may be at the top of our minds, here on the Eastern Shore we are subject to all types of emergencies like natural disasters (hurricanes, tornados, floods). So here are a few tips to consider when a natural disaster occurs: - Check your emergency supplies for your family and pets- Consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio- Make or review your plans for your pets in preparation for an event you would need to shelter-in-place or evacuate- Monitor advisories, watches, and warnings on local TV stations- Consider discussing a family plan for securing outdoor property in days prior to landfall for a predicted hurricane- Know where you plan to go if evacuation is ordered, and as a last resort know where your county shelter is located. #NPHW #emergencypreparednessLearn more: www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/covid-19/prepare-for-hurricane.html ... See MoreSee Less
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On the fourth day of National Public Health Week, we are focusing on other aspects of Public Health like Emergency Preparedness. As those summer months come around the corner, it's important to be prepared for hot weather. Here are a few tips to consider: - Plan to have plenty of fluids on hand to keep your family well hydrated- Replace filters in air conditioning units and have serviced if needed- Install ceiling fans to help circulate air conditioned “cooled air” to save on electric consumption- Ensure you can pull shades to keep rooms cooler during extreme daytime heat- Prepare for power outages: stock up on bottled water supply, check battery supply, place gallon bags of water in freezer to help keep food frozen longer during power outages- Know your county’s plans for cooled spaces during extreme heat waves in case you lose air conditioning capability- Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose fitting clothing- Schedule outdoor events for early morning or evening and avoid sun exposure in midday- Check on neighbors and ensure they too have plans for “staying cool." #NPHW #emergencypreparednessLearn more: www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/extremeheat/index.html ... See MoreSee Less
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In todays #IGotVaccinatedBecause, we are featuring Somerset County State's Attorney, Wess Garner. Wess chose to get vaccinated because, "I want to keep my family, employees and friends safe, and I want to help end these pandemic restrictions.”#IGotVaccinatedBecause #LetsendCovidSomerset ... See MoreSee Less
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We #strengthenourcommunity by offering immunizations for adults and children. Not sure if your child should receive an immunization or want to make sure your child is up-to-date? Call us at (443)-523-1700. ... See MoreSee Less
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DYK? We also offer services for Rabies (Human and Animal) as well as Animal Bites. Animal rabies: Clinics are offered at several locations in the Spring and in the Fall to provide for the economical vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets.Animal bites: Any animal bite, whether animal to human, or animal to animal, is a potential rabies exposure. All potential exposures should be reported to the local Health Department as soon as possible. Our Environmental staff works closely with Communicable Disease nurses for clinical investigation of potential human exposures.Human rabies: Rabies is an acute viral disease of the nervous system that is usually fatal when undetected. It can be transmitted to humans through the saliva and spinal fluid of the infected animal. The nursing staff works closely with our Environmental Health Staff to investigate human rabies exposures.#StrengthenCommunity #NPHW ... See MoreSee Less
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Services also offered in our community health program: TB (Tuberculosis) screening, identification, and therapy. DYK? Millions of people in the U.S. have latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. Without treatment, they are at risk for developing TB disease. Learn about TB symptoms, risk factors, and treatment: bit.ly/2PX3A1E.#StrengthenCommunity #NPHW ... See MoreSee Less
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We #strengthenourcommunity by offering colorectal cancer screenings! Did you know that screening is the No. 1 way to prevent colorectal cancer, the second deadliest cancer in men and women combined?It can also help detect cancer early, when it's still highly treatable. Screening is important, safe, and saves lives!#NPHW ... See MoreSee Less
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The Maryland BCCP on the Eastern Shore #strengthenourcommunity by providing breast and cervical cancer screenings at NO COST to women across the shore who meet program eligibility guidelines.Early detection is key. Tag a friend and remind them to perform monthly breast self-exams and schedule regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.#NPHW ... See MoreSee Less
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Today and everyday put the phone down and #BeTheFocusedDriver. ... See MoreSee Less
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