Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Changes to Medical Assistance Transportation 3.18.2020

Effective immediately, changes will be implemented in our Medical Assistance Transportation Program: All dialysis, radiation, chemotherapy, physical therapy, substance use disorder, counseling or other recurring transportation services will continue to be provided as scheduled.  Prior to transport, verify provider offices are open. Many provider offices are either closing or triaging appointments and changing appointment times…

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Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Health Department is still open and serving the community

Though all Somerset County Health Department buildings are closed to the public, we are still working to protect our county residents and serve the public. Staff are manning our phones to take calls and answer questions. To comply with Governor Hogan’s Executive Order all group programs, clinic visits and home visits are postponed.  The Wellness…

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Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Letter to our Continuation of Care Members

Good Morning CoC members,  As of March 18, 2020, Somerset County Health Department (SCHD) employees will be telecommuting for our agency services. SCHD tentative return date to office- based operations is March 30, 2020. Somerset County Health Department employees will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. SCHD will continue to host meetings,…

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Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

Governor Hogan Orders Closure of Bars and Restaurants, Announces Unprecedented Public Health Surge To Combat COVID-19 Crisis

Prohibits Gatherings of More Than 50 People Directs Maryland Department of Health to Increase Hospital Capacity by Additional 6,000 Beds, Activates Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps Activates 1,000 Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Prohibits Utility Companies From Shutting Off Service, Tenant Evictions During State of Emergency ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today ordered the closure…

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Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

Maryland Department of Health reports COVID-19 exposure risk at Lorien Elkridge

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has determined that a resident at Lorien Elkridge, a nursing home facility in Howard County, has tested positive for COVID-19. Lorien Columbia, Lorien Hall Assisted Living and Lorien Encore at Turf Valley in Howard County have no cases. The resident has been hospitalized, and the facility is in…

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