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 – 7,958,254

Maryland – 134,329 (3.09% Positive)

Somerset – 368(5.04% Positive) 

In Somerset County –  299 recovered,  3 hospitalized, and 5 deaths. (10/16/2020)

(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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Do you need a covid test? We are testing this Tuesday. These tests are a mouth swab. ... See MoreSee Less

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We added 19 new cases since Friday morning that brings our county total to 387. They come from a combination of sources. Please make sure to avoid gatherings and practice social distancing. That includes even family gatherings. Together we can slow the spread. ... See MoreSee Less

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got your flu shot yet? we are offering them this week at the health department and at Greenwood Elementary. go to marylandvax.org to register. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some very good news. But please continue to do your part. Hopefully we will see a day soon when we can report zero new cases.For the second time this month, Maryland is reporting zero deaths over the past 24 hours. According to the official numbers released by the Maryland Department of Health and the CDC, our daily positivity rate has dropped again to 2.25%, and our seven-day positivity rate remains stable at 3.14%. Zero counties are in the federally designated “red zone.”

Learn more about COVID-19 in Maryland: coronavirus.maryland.gov

Plan your COVID-19 test: covidtest.maryland.gov

Learn more about the seasonal flu: health.maryland.gov/flu
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Have you scheduled your mammogram this year? If not, call your provider today. For help with costs or finding a provider call 410-548-5175 today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Need help deciding on how to safely attend or host Halloween activities? check this out. Are your plans festive or frightful? ... See MoreSee Less

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Share your room with baby. Keep baby close to your bed but on a separate surface, for example, in their own crib or bassinet. #safesleep ... See MoreSee Less

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Updated sport venues guidance and capacity limits."Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall today issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols.

'With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team, to safely attend games in the stands,' said Governor Hogan. 'It remains important to continue following all of the mitigation measures and public health protocols that keep us safe, including wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.'

The governor’s order limits spectators at outdoor sporting venues to 10% of total capacity, including at M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field.

The governor’s order limits occupancy to 10% for outdoor entertainment venues that have a total capacity greater than 2,500.

The governor’s order requires face coverings at all outdoor sporting and entertainment venues. Under the health secretary’s order, venues must follow social distancing protocols, and social gatherings at the venue—such as tailgating—are prohibited."

Read the full news release: governor.maryland.gov/2020/10/16/governor-hogan-announces-updated-safe-capacity-limits-for-outdoo...
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As a result of our early and aggressive actions and the vigilance of Marylanders, our state continues to perform better on our health and economic recovery than much of the nation. Though our key metrics remain low and stable, we are closely monitoring the fall coronavirus surge in states across the country. We must remember that this virus does not recognize borders—each and every one of us needs to do our part to keep Maryland on the road to recovery. Continue to wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public places, and avoid crowds.

Learn more about COVID-19 in Maryland at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
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Our case count rose by 5 today to a total of 368 cases. Of that total, 299 have recovered, 3 are in the hospital and a total of 5 have died due to the virus. The other cases are active and recovering at home. As cool weather arrives and activities are more frequent, please do your part. Stay home if you have any symptoms, wash your hands frequently, sanitize surfaces often, avoid groups and wear a mask. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are now using CIAN lab for testing. Here at the health department the COVID-19 test is now an oral swab (not nasal). Though, we still call everyone with their test results, you can get your own by following these directions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we add 5 new cases and sadly 1 death to our county #s. Our hearts and prayers go out to this loved ones family. Remember to follow the 3Ws - Wash your hands, Watch your distance, Wear your mask. And also stay home if you do not feel well. ... See MoreSee Less

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On October 24th the nation officially recognizes Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but you can drop off your unwanted medications at a Prescription Drug Take Back Box all year round!
Somerset County, MD locations:
1. Crisfield Pharmacy
2. Crisfield Police Department
3. Marion Pharmacy
4. Karemore Pharmacy
5. Maryland State Police Barrack "X"
6. Princess Anne Police Department
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Calling all weather watchers. Here's a free training from the National Weather Service. Register now.Virtual Training Opportunity! You still have time to register for our online SKYWARN Spotter Training tomorrow from 2-4 PM. Can't make it? We will be holding additional online classes throughout the Fall! To register or check the course calendar visit: www.weather.gov/akq/SKYWARN ... See MoreSee Less

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have you completed the census yet? If not, we need you. The census determines funding to many community services and local programs. It takes just a few minutes. Do your part today!The Census Bureau has announced the end of the Census effective tomorrow, October 15th. Please complete your Census! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do your part to slow the spread.Fall Reminders to #SlowTheSpread:

#MasksOnMaryland #WeCare
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If you are 18-25 years old and live in Maryland, take the survey by going to bit.ly/MYSA2020.

Complete the survey and enter a weekly drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card, or a grand prize $95 gift card. Your responses are anonymous and we value your input.
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Have you started planning your Halloween activities? Check out this website for safety tips and new ideas. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_2... ... See MoreSee Less

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Need a covid test? We are testing every Tuesday and its free. We still use a short nasal swab. Its quick, its easy and painless. Call us today at 443-523-1920. ... See MoreSee Less

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its flu season. Make sure you and your family are protected. Register for your free appointment today. ... See MoreSee Less

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