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

register for a september clinic here

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

visit our covid-19 page here 

Numbers are updated daily by 11:00am

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

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

please take a moment to fill out our community health needs assessment survey: 

Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZN82HM or scan the QR code below with your smartphone. 

 

 


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When you send your children off to school, the best thing you can do is to give them the tools to protect themselves. This school year, COVID-19 vaccination is essential protection. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Everyone 12 and older is eligible. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Delta variant has changed how we should be protecting ourselves from COVID-19. Get the latest CDC guidance and learn more at CDC.gov/coronavirus. ... See MoreSee Less
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The COVID-19 Delta variant on the move increasing cases not only in our county, but all across the US! It's more important than every to continue practicing safety measures to keep yourself and others safe. It takes us all to #slowthespread. ... See MoreSee Less
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TidalHealth and Somerset & Wicomico County Health Departments are conducting their triannual Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in accordance with the federal requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The survey can be found here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZN82HMHealthcare leaders in our region can better understand needs by gathering many different voices from the community. This survey allows community members to share with those responsible for the delivery of healthcare services what they feel are the important issues affecting Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester and Sussex counties.The results of this survey, combined with other community data, will help with collaborative efforts between TidalHealth and the local health departments to better understand community health concerns, and to guide improvement efforts for adults, children and adolescents. The survey link will stay open through mid-October. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bring your entire family and walk a lap, a mile, or two! Join us on Sept 18 for Walk to Remember. Create a team, carry signs, wear purple, and walk in memory of someone you have lost to addiction or to celebrate and advocate for recovery. Register online today! 💜💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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Most of us would take action if we knew someone close to us was thinking about suicide. But many of us don’t know what to do. Check this out for the 5 steps you can take to #BeThe1To help save a life. 💙💜#nationalsuicidepreventionmonth ... See MoreSee Less
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V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging to provide health check-ins after family members receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Use v-safe to tell CDC about any side effects after vaccination. You’ll also get reminders if a second COVID-19 vaccine dose is needed. Anyone 12 and older can be enrolled in v-safe. Learn more: bit.ly/3kuI4gq. ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget FIDO in an emergency! ... See MoreSee Less
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This week is all about low-cost, no-cost preparedness. What's one way you can practice? By safeguarding critical documents & important valuables in case of an emergency. #EmergencyPreparednessMonth 📄 ... See MoreSee Less
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Bring your entire family and walk a lap, a mile, or two! Join us on Sept 18 for Walk to Remember. Create a team, carry signs, wear purple, and walk in memory of someone you have lost to addiction or to celebrate and advocate for recovery. Register online today! 💜💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we add 22 new cases bringing our total to 2,987. The state positivity rate is at 4.45%. Our county positivity rate is at 14.91%. If you or a family member feel sick, please get tested and stay home. You should stay away from others until you get your results back. We have two testing clinics next week: Tuesday, September 21 & Friday, September 24. Both are from 9:30am - 11:30am. No appointment necessary. COVID-19 testing is also available at local urgent care centers or your primary care physician. It is important to continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures to reduce the spread. We strongly encourage wearing a mask in public indoor settings 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. For more COVID-19 stats, visit somersethealth.org. Questions? Call 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less
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Come to the Somerset MAC Center today from 9:30am-1:30pm to mark getting the COVID-19 vaccine off your to-do list. Moderna is available to persons 18+. You can pre-register by calling our COVID-19 hotline 443-523-1920. Walk-ins are welcome. #ittakesusall to reduce the spread. ... See MoreSee Less
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‼️NEW COVID-19 TESTING EVENT‼️ TODAY we are hosting an additional day of COVID-19 testing from 9:30-11:30am. This is an outdoor drive-up event for all ages. No appointment needed. For questions or more information, call our COVID-19 hotline 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bring your entire family and walk a lap, a mile, or two! Join us on Sept 18 for Walk to Remember. Create a team, carry signs, wear purple, and walk in memory of someone you have lost to addiction or to celebrate and advocate for recovery. Register online today! 💜💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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‼️NEW COVID-19 TESTING EVENT‼️ Tomorrow morning we will be hosting an additional day of COVID-19 testing from 9:30-11:30am. This is an outdoor drive-up event for all ages. No appointment needed. For questions or more information, call our COVID-19 hotline 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less
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You shouldn't assume everyone in your circle is vaccinated. It's important to approach the topic in a way that won't make the person feel judged, which may make them even less likely to get the vaccine. Here are some tips for approaching the topic: publichealth.jhu.edu/.../should-i-ask-my-friends... ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we add 18 new cases, bringing our total to 2,965. Sadly, we add 1 death, bringing our total deaths to 46. The state positivity rate is at 4.46%. Our county positivity rate is at 14.94%. If you or a family member feel sick, please get tested and stay home. You should stay away from others until you get your results back. We have a testing event tomorrow; Sept 17 from 9:30am - 11:30am. No appointment necessary. COVID-19 testing is also available at local urgent care centers or your primary care physician. It is important to continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures to reduce the spread. We strongly encourage wearing a mask in public indoor settings 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. For more COVID-19 stats, visit somersethealth.org. Questions? Call 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less
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NEW DATE ADDED: We will be holding a COVID-19 testing clinic, TOMORROW September 17, from 9:30am - 11:30am here at the health department. 8928 Sign Post Road, Westover. It is a drive through event. Open to all ages. No appointment necessary. Questions? Call 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happening today! There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Hawk's Corner in Princess Anne. We are offering Moderna to persons 18 and over. Pre-register by calling 443-523-1920. Walk-ins are welcome. #LetsendCovidSomerset ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19? Here are some guidelines on when to quarantine or isolate ⬇️NOTE: If you are fully vaccinated, you may not need to quarantine. Regardless of vaccination status, it is recommended to get tested 3-5 days after exposure. Somerset County school students and staff labeled as a close contact may have a different quarantine period.If you are labeled as a close contact, please wait for the health department to contact you. We thank you in advance for your patience & understanding. ... See MoreSee Less
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This year to date, there have been 37 overdoses and 6 lives lost in Somerset County. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, please know that help is available. We are here for you. No judgement. No stigma. No shame. Please call 443-523-1700 for confidential assistance today. #EndOverdose #RecoveryMonth 💜💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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Humid today with highs mainly in the low to mid 80s. Showers are possible Friday, which will dry out for the weekend. Be sure to drink lots of water & stay in the a/c as much as you can. Have a great day Somerset ☀️Good Morning! Unsettled today with chances for rain. Some heavy downpours and localized flooding will be possible from RIC metro to the northern Neck and Dorchester MD. Humid with highs mainly in the low to mid 80s. Additional showers possible Fri, drying out for weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you're sick, stay home, rest and remember:🤧 Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve🧼👏 Wash your hands with soap and water🧽 Clean frequently touched surfaces ... See MoreSee Less
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