Wicomico youngster tests positive for Covid-19; Gov. Hogan sets stay-at-home restrictions

A girl under the age of 18 has tested positive for the coronavirus, Wicomico County Health officials announced today, making her the seventh confirmed Covid-19 case in the county. While officials did not provide any names, they said the girl’s siblings were tested and are negative for the virus, The entire household is quarantined at […]

First coronavirus death reported at PRMC

A coronavirus patient has died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The patient, whom hospital officials did not name, is the first local victim of the worldwide pandemic. State health officials said late Saturday that the patient was a woman in her 60s. “We are saddened to report the passing of the first patient […]

Most day-care centers ordered to close Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that he is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maryland because of the coronavirus pandemic.  President Trump was expected to approve the disaster declaration late Thursday. “People are looking for certainty, but the truth is, we simply don’t know yet how bad it’s going to […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, March 26, 1974

Tuesday, March 26, 1974 — Elmer F. Ruark, 68, a Salisbury insurance man, was elected as Salisbury’s Mayor by a 2-to-1 margin over psychiatrist Dr. Talmadge C. Reeves. A Democrat, Ruark received 1,444 votes to Republican Reeves’ 747 votes. Elected to the City Council was 32-year-old Democratic political newcomer, Norman H. Conway, who received 1,214 […]

Schools to remain closed an additional four weeks

Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shut-down, tentatively set to expire this Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will reopen,” Salmon […]

Video: Hogan announces schools closings extension

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced today that schools in Maryland will remain closed for at least another four weeks, until April 24.

One On One: March 24: Day discusses health crisis

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day discusses what steps the city is taking to deal with coronavirus restrictions, how he shares information with other municipal leaders and what needs to be done to protect public health.

UW activates coronavirus resource webpage

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore has launched a COVID-19 Resource page and Live United Response Fund (uwles.org/COVID19) to bring the community together amidst the coronavirus pandemic which is creating unprecedented challenges throughout society.    United Way will mobilize these resources to help local nonprofit partners adapt to the rapidly changing needs and constraints they […]

Wicomico reports two more Covid-19 cases; total is four

The coronavirus patient count in Wicomico County is now up to four. County Health Department officials said Monday that two more Wicomico residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, which brings the total to seven known cases on the Lower Shore of Maryland. The Wicomico County Health Department and Peninsula Regional Medical Center continue […]

Hogan orders non-essential business to close at 5 p.m.

All non-essential businesses in Maryland are ordered to close by 5 p.m. Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today. Citing social media and news reports from the weekend, which showed people out in large crowds across the state, Hogan said more steps were required to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland. Hogan’s order does not […]