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We are just two days away from our Fall Parent Education Night on October 4 at the Crisfield Library. There will be cooking demos, resource packets, and more! All attendees entered into a raffle to win a prize. To register ➡️ 📱 443-523-1700! ... See MoreSee Less
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🛑 STOP! 🛑 Time for a Sunday Stretch - let's work our shoulders! To do this pose, bring your left arm across your body and hold it with your right arm, either above or below the elbow, hold the pose for about 30 seconds, and then switch arms and repeat. ... See MoreSee Less
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Carve out good times this fall by quitting smoking. Not sure where to start? We're here to help! For more information on our adult cessation programs: 📞 443-523-1700🌐 somersethealth.org ... See MoreSee Less
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The JYNN​​EOS vaccine has been approved by the FDA for protection against the #mpx virus in people who have been exposed to #mpx and people who are more likely to get #mpx. Vaccination is currently not recommended for the general public for the prevention of #mpx. Register here ➡️ health.maryland.gov/phpa/OIDEOR/Pages/mpx-vax-preregistration.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Walktober! Join us for a Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt along the route 413 terrapin run trail to celebrate Walk MD Day! Here's how it works: grab your partner, find a pumpkin, snap a selfie, and submit it to be entered into a raffle to win a prize! For more info: 📞 443-523-1700 ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't let Flu give you a fright this October. Get vaccinated to protect you, your loved ones, and your community! Reminder - we're holding two free drive-through clinics on October 4 and October 11 from 12pm - 3pm. Register using your phone (open the camera app, hover it over the QR code and click the link that pops up)! For more information ➡️ 📞 443-523-1700 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 isn't just a number, it's SOMEONE - a family member, a neighbor, a coworker, a friend. Domestic violence affects all of us and all of us must be a part of the solution. You can do your part by learning more about domestic violence and sharing our posts throughout the month! #Every1KnowsSome1 #DVAM ... See MoreSee Less
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45% of teenagers say they’re online “almost constantly.” So, whether you’re a student, parent, or schoolpersonnel, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of using social media. Learn more about the impact of social media on youth: mhanational.org/back-to-school/social-media-and-youth-mental-health ... See MoreSee Less
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FYI:The City of Crisfield is closely monitoring weather notifications related to Hurricane Ian from Somerset County Emergency Services.We are sharing the most recent information on our Facebook page.As of noon today, NWS (National Weather Services) is not calling for excessive rainfall or flooding in Somerset County. PLEASE continue to watch for any change to the forecast. In the event of any change to the flooding forecast, please be advised that the City of Crisfield no longer owns Carvel Hall and with that, we have received permission from the Marion Volunteer Fire Department who has offered concerned citizens to park on the grass area directly across from Orland Marshall Lane off of Rt. 413.Entrance to the area can be made from Crisfield Marion Road and NEXT to 28338 CRISFIELD MARION ROAD. Mayor Darlene TaylorCity of Crisfield ... See MoreSee Less
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Please see below from Emergency Services: As of noon, NWS Wakefield is not calling for either of these situations to occur in Somerset County. If you look at the two graphics, moderate flooding is expected in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina along with a possibility of 4-6 inches of rain. Rainfall is shown to be 1.5 - 2 inches for Somerset County through Saturday morning.Pay close attention to the maps because NWS Wakefield's forecast area includes the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland down to portions of North Carolina.We will continue to provide updates as we receive them from the National Weather Service. ... See MoreSee Less
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There have been 5,853 total cases of COVID-19 in Somerset County. Our county positivity rate is currently 9.33%. The MD positivity rate is 8.12%. Sadly, there have been 76 deaths. ❤️ We continue to offer FREE COVID-19 testing every Tuesday from 9:30am - 11:30am here at the health department in Westover. COVID-19 testing is now an indoor event. No appointment necessary. Open to all ages.We continue to offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd (additional) and new (bivalent) booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna every Wednesday (1:30pm - 3:30pm) and Friday (9:30am - 11:30am). Appointments preferred but not required. Walk-ins accepted. For youth under 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present.It is important to continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures to reduce the spread. We strongly encourage wearing a mask in public indoor and outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible. The best way to protect yourself against severe illness, hospitalization or death is to get vaccinated and boosted.For more information on COVID-19, visit somersethealth.org. To schedule an appointment or for questions, call 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join our Parent Education Night on October 4 and October 11 to be entered into to win this amazing prize! Get tips and resources on how to have conversations with your youth about topics that matter to them. To register or for more information➡ 📱 443-523-1700 ... See MoreSee Less
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Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but it can be done, and will benefit your health at any age. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body will begin to heal. Learn more about our fall tobacco cessation classes: 📞 443-523-1700📧 alyssa.rink2@maryland.gov ... See MoreSee Less
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❗ ATTENTION - PRINCESS ANNE & CRISFIELD WALKS CANCELLED ❗ Due to inclement weather, the Walks to Remember in Princess Anne and Crisfield have been cancelled. We thank you for your understanding! Please stay safe in this weather. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you are not signed up for CodeRed alerts, now is the time! Regardless of how Hurricane Ian affects our region, you should be signed up for Somerset County specific alerts for your personal safety! You can sign up by visiting our website somerset911.org/ and clicking on the CodeRed logo, then filling out the fields. Sign up today! #somersetprepares ... See MoreSee Less
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Fact Friday: Eating a diet rich in fiber can help control blood sugar and decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Examples of high fiber foods are beans, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Learn more about the benefits of fiber with our Diabetes Prevention Program 👉 📱 443-523-1700 ... See MoreSee Less
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This #RecoveryMonth, we're honoring those we've lost to overdose and reaching out a hand to those who may need help. Join us for our Walk To Remember on Friday, September 30, starting at 5:30pm in Crisfield and in Princess Anne for resources and support. 💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s World Heart Day!Whatever your ❤️ status is, let's start protecting your heart by choosing a healthy lifestyle:⁣⁣⁣⁣❗️ Reduce Salt to less than 5g/day⁣⁣❗️ Avoid saturated fats & trans fats 🍔⁣⁣❗️ Don't smoke 🚬⁣⁣❗️ Reduce alcohol consumption🥃⁣⁣✅ Eat 🍎 and 🥦 regularly⁣⁣✅ Be active 🏃⁣⁣It’s World Heart Day!Whatever your ❤️ status is, let's start protecting your heart by choosing a healthy lifestyle:⁣⁣⁣⁣❗️ Reduce Salt to less than 5g/day⁣⁣❗️ Avoid saturated fats & trans fats 🍔⁣⁣❗️ Don't smoke 🚬⁣⁣❗️ Reduce alcohol consumption🥃⁣⁣✅ Eat 🍎 and 🥦 regularly⁣⁣✅ Be active 🏃⁣⁣ ... See MoreSee Less
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Your pets are also part of your legacy! Add these items in your emergency bag in case you need to evacuate with your four-legged buddies:A selfie with them in case you get separated.Medicine & grooming items.Collar with an ID & a leash.#LastingLegacy #NationalPreparednessMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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Flu virus infection triggers inflammation in your body. Severe inflmmation can cause lung damage and other serious problems. Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine ever year. For more information on the children vaccines we offer: 📱 443-523-1700 ... See MoreSee Less
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Please keep Florida in your thoughts and prayers as they start recovery and relief efforts!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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It's important that you take the time to get tested for STDs. Often, STDs can present without obvious or no symptoms. Getting tested helps protect you and your partner. We offer confidential STD services. For more information ➡️ call 443-523-1700! ... See MoreSee Less
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Walk #MD Day is October 5! Join us for a Walktober Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt to celebrate. Here's how it works: grab your walking partner, find a pumpkin along the route 413 terrapin run trail, snap a selfie, and submit it to be entered into a raffle to win a prize! For more information ➡️ somersethealth.org 🎃 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Maryland Department of Emergency Management continues to monitor Hurricane Ian closely and staff are on alert and prepared for any impact the storm may have in Maryland. The situation is fast-moving and continues to develop; you can stay informed by signing up for MdReady/MdListo. Signing up is easy: text MdReady (or MdListo for Spanish texts) to 211-MD1 (211-631).Ian will bring periods of light to moderate rain Friday night through Sunday as well as the risk of inland flooding and flash flooding. Periods of gale-force winds are possible at times through Monday, mainly for ocean beaches and south of Drum Point/Cobb Point MD on the Chesapeake/Potomac:Be careful around standing water, particularly while driving. It can be difficult to tell how deep it is at first glance. Flash flooding can be quick and dangerous. If you receive a flood watch, warning, or suspect flooding is happening, immediately head to higher ground.Create or update your family's emergency kit with non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, and medical supplies. Learn more about kits here: bit.ly/-kitsHave a family plan for what to do in the event of a disaster and/or evacuation.Keep following Maryland Department of Emergency Management, MdReady/Listo, and your local news for more information on Hurricane Ian. ... See MoreSee Less
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Stop by Squeaky’s Cafe to get your free COVID-19 test kit!Thanks to the Somerset County Health Department for distributing FREE Covid test kits downtown. Stop by Squeaky’s Cafe to get yours. #staysafe #LovePrincessAnne ... See MoreSee Less
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