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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Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Somerset County Commissioners Announce Resolution #1150 Regarding Short-term Rentals

(Princess Anne, MD) Somerset County Government has announced additional actions to protect public health and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland. In accordance with the March 30, 2020 Stay-At-Home Order issued by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, restricting travel and other non-essential activities to stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Somerset County Commissioners…

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Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

Governor Hogan Takes Aggressive Action to Protect Nursing Home Residents and Staff Amid COVID-19 Outbreaks

Facilities Must Expedite Testing of Symptomatic Residents Through Maryland State Lab Separate Observation Areas Must Be Created for Residents Who Are Sick and Require Monitoring State Officials To Directly Coordinate Placement of Discharged Patients ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today enacted an emergency order to protect residents and staff at Maryland nursing home facilities, and bolster…

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