Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Rabid Cat Found in Crisfield Area

(Westover, MD) – A stray cat located on the 4000 block of Crisfield Highway in Crisfield, MD has tested positive for Rabies. The cat was sent to the MD State Laboratory for testing after exhibiting aggressive symptoms and biting a person. The positive test results were received Thursday, May 21, 2020. The cat is described…

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Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY REPORTS FIRST COVID-19 RELATED DEATH

Westover, MD – The Somerset County Health Department today announced its first death due to COVID-19. The individual had underlying health conditions prior to contracting the virus.  Most of the county residents with the virus have or are recovering at home.  Everyone is encouraged to continue to practice physical distancing, hand washing, sanitizing of surfaces…

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Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Maryland Department of Health encourages parents to bring children’s vaccinations up-to-date amid COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) launched a new public service announcement this week encouraging parents to review their children’s scheduled vaccination status and bring them up-to-date on missed vaccinations.  MDH is raising awareness based on recent data showing a significant decrease in pediatric vaccination rates both in Maryland and across the United…

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Posted: Monday, May 4th, 2020

Successful Drive Through Testing Event

 (May 4, 2020, Salisbury, MD) On Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, the Wicomico County Health Department held drive thru testing at the Delmarva Shorebirds Stadium for critical employees (including poultry workers) and their families.  This massive undertaking would not have been possible without the help of the following agencies: Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County…

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Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Maryland Department of Health develops extensive behavioral health guidance during COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has developed and disseminated broad resources and guidance to help Maryland’s behavioral health community navigate the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, offering much needed support to providers and patients.  MDH’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), which serves approximately 3,500 providers and 278,000 people statewide, is supporting the public…

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