Vaccines available for health workers, first-responders

Covid-19 vaccinations are under way in Wicomico County, but there are restrictions on who gets them. In following the state’s Vaccination Plan, the Wicomico County Health Department is scheduling vaccinations for only those listed in Group 1A — which includes health care workers, first-responders and residents of long-term care facilities. Maryland’s plan outlines how the […]

Year in review: How we responded to Covid-19

Covid-19 dominated the news and the lives of Wicomico County residents for nine months of 2020, from shutting down schools and businesses, creating shortages of toilet paper and other goods, canceling sports and festivals and, for some, creating financial hardships. But by year’s end, there were glimmers of hope on the horizon as shipments of […]

DiNardo Foundation raises money for Covid-19 relief

The foundation formed to honor and continue the legacy of a beloved Salisbury physician raised more than $25,000 during a recent virtually held running event. The Ignatius DiNardo Foundation held its first Iggy DiNardo Virtual 5K in November. The event organizers were overwhelmed by the support as more than 400 people participated. The virtual 5K […]

Covid-19 staff vaccinations begin at TidalHealth

TidalHealth has begun what is anticipated to be a month-long process of vaccinating its healthcare team against Covid-19. The first administration of the Pfizer vaccine occurred this morning at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford.  Dr. Joseph Kim, a TidalHealth primary care physician in Laurel, was the first in the health system to receive it.  Registered nurse […]

Covid vaccines to be distributed within days

The initial round of the Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Maryland on Monday, with the first doses going to critical health care workers and residents of nursing homes. Local health officials were still waiting for shipments of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday, and they expected the drug to arrive in Salisbury within days. “I think for […]

SWED coordinating more grants to aid restaurants

With funding through the federal CARES Act, Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development has begun accepting applications for its new SWED Restaurant Relief Supplemental Grant Fund. This fund targets eligible restaurants in Wicomico County that have been significantly and negatively impacted by restrictions on indoor dining, reduced hours of operation and other limitations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.    […]

New round of Covid-19 grants should help renters

Tenants who can’t pay their rent because of Covid-related loss of income can apply for help from new rounds of grant funds awarded to Wicomico County. The most recent — $300,000 from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development – must be spent by Dec. 31, and county officials are sure they can spend […]

Wicomico expands Covid-19 testing availability

The Wicomico County Health Department will conduct Covid-19 testing for the next several weeks at the Salisbury Fire Department Station 16 Headquarters on Cypress Street. Health officials are expanding testing availability throughout the holidays. The location change is due to increasing seasonally cold weather. Testing dates and hours: Week of Dec 7 — Monday, 9 […]

TidalHealth has a new treatment for Covid-19

TidalHealth has become a regional referral site for the administration of a new type of Covid-19 treatment that drew attention when it was used to treat President Trump.  Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody produced by Eli Lilly & Co., was granted emergency use authorization by the Food & Drug Administration on Nov. 9. Only six hospitals […]

Covid-19 hitting ALICE families especially hard

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, 39 percent of Maryland’s households, and 46 percent of those living in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, were already one emergency away from financial ruin. That percentage – a 10-year high – set the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the crisis, according to the state’s latest ALICE (Asset […]

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