Welcome to the Somerset COunty Health Department Website

For all covid-19 questions call 410-912-6889

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

or visit our covid-19 page here 

covid-19 numbers at a glance:

United States – 8,680,611

Maryland – 141,741 (3.35% Positive)

Somerset – 419(3.86% Positive) 

In Somerset County –  361 recovered,  4 hospitalized, and 6 deaths. (10/26/2020)

(Updated every Friday afternoon)

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

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

(All numbers will be updated Monday – Friday by 2:45 pm)



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Today our case count is 419, up 9 cases. For more detailed data including #s of other counties, positivity rate trends, demographics of all positive cases and much more, go to coronavirus.maryland.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Since Friday we have added 6 new cases that increases our total to 410. Of those, 361 have recovered, 4 are hospitalized and 6 have died. Continue to follow the guidelines. Testing continues this Tuesday from 2p-5p. Call 443-523-1920 for an appointment. ... See MoreSee Less

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have you gotten your flu shot yet? Visit us this week. Vaccinations are free and by appointment. Go on line to register a time at www.marylandvax.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Need a Covid test? Our next free testing event is Tuesday from 2p - 5p. Call us at 443-523-1920 to schedule your appointment. We are using a mouth swab and not a nasal swab for the test. It's quick and painless. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we added 3 new cases bringing our county case count to 404. As the weekend approaches, remember to wear a clean mask correctly covering both your nose and mouth. ... See MoreSee Less

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You can protect yourself and still have fun this Halloween.Many Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses like COVID-19. However, there are several safer, alternative ways to celebrate.

For more tips, visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html
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Stand up and do something about our nation’s #drugepidemic #opioidcrisis! Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring any unused or expired prescription medications to one of our six drop boxes in Somerset this Saturday! #TakeBackDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you know how to save a life with Naloxone? Contact us for free resources and more information at 443-523-1700, or online at www.somersethealth.org, and www.unmaskaddiction.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Drug disposal is a critical step in drug abuse prevention. You can participate in Drug Take Back Day from home this year with free Deterra drug disposal pouches. Contact us today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today our total case count is 401, up 3 cases from yesterday. And sadly, we have added 1 new death due to the virus. Please send up prayers for this individual's family and friends. We are noticing most of the new cases are from community spread. Please do your part to slow these numbers. Wash hands, wear masks, watch your distance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you RALI Maryland and 2-1-1 Maryland for creating this amazing resource for the community!

Please share this broadly 💜
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Its SIDS awareness month.Calling all DADS: Join #SafeSleepSnap to encourage safe infant sleep during SIDS Awareness Month. ... See MoreSee Less

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Need help in quitting smoking? call us at 443-523-1700. Free help and resources are just a call away!Instead of focusing on the craving, make a list of all the reasons you quit smoking in the first place. Visit CDC.gov/quit for free help to stay smokefree. ... See MoreSee Less

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Parents, are you talking to your teens about safe driving? Do you model safe driving behaviors?This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Did you know? Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States. In 2018, there were 2,121 people killed in crashes involving a teen passenger vehicle driver (15-18 years old), of which 719 deaths were the teen driver. Parents, you can be the biggest influence on your teen’s choices behind the wheel. Take the time to talk with them about some of the biggest driving risks for teens, including about the dangers of impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tune in with us to hear the Governor's latest.Today at 2 p.m., I’ll be making an announcement about a major new economic relief initiative.

Watch live here on Facebook, Twitter (@GovLarryHogan), or YouTube: bit.ly/3odtVVH
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Celebrating Halloween? Wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from people who don’t live with you. Consider these fun activities:
• Visit a pumpkin patch or orchard and use 60% alcohol hand sanitizer after touching frequently touched surfaces
• Go to a one-way, walk-though haunted forest or corn maze
• Host an outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors
Learn more: bit.ly/33WSfSr
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Our numbers grew by 3 today. With testing this week, expect our numbers to grow. Yesterday, we tested 81 individuals. Make sure you wash your hands, sanitize surfaces frequently, and maintain your distance. ... See MoreSee Less

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October 24th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. There are 6 drop box locations in Somerset County where you can dispose of unused medications. Take it to the Box! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please vote!Eight days of in-person early voting will take place from October 26 through November 2, including Saturday and Sunday. We strongly encourage Marylanders to take advantage of early voting over the next week and weekend. You may vote at any early voting center in your jurisdiction.

For those who want to vote in person on Election Day, we urge you to do so at off-peak times, such as mid-morning or the early afternoon, to avoid what are expected to be large crowds and potentially long lines.

Find a voting center near you on the State Board of Elections’ vote center map: voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch

Learn more about voting in the 2020 general election: elections.maryland.gov/2020
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Timeline PhotosDuring #TeenDriverSafetyWeek, we are urging teens – and their parents – to remember important rules behind the wheel involving alcohol, lack of seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and large numbers of passengers. ... See MoreSee Less

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A cancer journey is so emotional and one no one wants to face. Yet so many do. If you need support, please reach out. For those not battling cancer, get screened annually. It's breast cancer awareness month. Have you been screened this year? If not, make the call today!“These are the moments I live for...they’re always wanting to be up under their momma! Lol My babies give me the push I need to get through this journey, and I love them immensely for it!💕” -MiSean

No matter where you are in your cancer journey, the #AmericanCancerSociety is here to help. If you need support, call our 24/7/365 hotline at 1-800-227-2345.
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We are looking for a Peer Support Specialist to join our Recovery team. For details and how to apply, go to our website somersethealth.org/employment-opportunities/ ... See MoreSee Less

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