Free Coronavirus testing planned for Wednesday

The Wicomico County Health Department will hold free Covid-19 testing on Wednesday. This testing is open to the general public and will take place at Tabernacle of Prayer Church at 143 Mitchell Road in Salisbury from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — ot until tests run out. Those seeking a test are asked to enter […]

Eateries can offer outdoor dining beginning Friday

Restaurants and civic groups that offer outdoor dining and other activities will be allowed to resume at 5 p.m. Friday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced. Hogan’s move came in response to progress in the state’s step-by-step reopening process amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “Over the past two weeks, we have been encouraged by the successful […]

Covid-19 cases top 900 in Wicomico County

Coronavirus cases in Wicomico County exceeded 900 this week as more testing became available in the county and three additional city of Salisbury employees tested positive. Including a positive case within the Salisbury Fire Department last week, there are now five city employees who have contracted the virus, Mayor Jake Day said Tuesday. As a […]

Salisbury restaurant owners eager to reopen businesses

Owners of restaurants and bars that have been closed since March 16 are hoping Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will soon ease restrictions to allow outdoor dining, and they have Comptroller Peter Franchot in their corner. “This particular sector needs a little bit of attention,” he said during a Board of Public Works meeting last week. […]

Salisbury announces pandemic bounce-back plans

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day on Monday announced a plan designed to help city renters, first responders, low-income residents, businesses and houses of worship get back on their feet as the state begins to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The city’s Next Step plan provides immediate relief and protection to residents and business owners, Day said […]

UMES makes shields to help Coastal Hospice caregivers

A 3D printer the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s School of Pharmacy uses to make nasal spray bottles for narcotic-overdose training is cranking out adjustable headbands for mounting plastic report covers with elastic straps to create face shields.  The first batch of 50 produced by Dr. Richard De Benedetto has been donated to Coastal Hospice, […]

Maryland ‘Stay At Home’ order to end Friday at 5 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan lifted his isolation order in a live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. The move came during the live broadcast of an update regarding Stage One of his “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” “We will be lifting the Stay at Home order” as of Friday at 5 p.m. and moving to a “Safer at […]

Public confidence will be key to a successful reopening

Area businesses that have been closed since Covid-19 restrictions were put in place will face another problem once they are allowed to reopen: consumer confidence. “When the doors open, you need somebody to walk through,” Mayor Jake Day said during his weekly meeting with other government leaders in the region. Day and other officials hope […]

First Shore Federal gives $10K to aid virus programs

First Shore Federal is contributing $10,000 to help the nonprofit organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore that are impacted by Covid-19. Funds will be split, with $5,000 going to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s “Live United” Response Fund and the remaining $5,000 to Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund. […]

More than 2,000 people tested for Coronavirus

More than 2,000 essential workers – most of them employees of local poultry plants — and their family members were tested for Covid-19 over the weekend as part of a multi-state effort to control the spread of the virus in Delmarva chicken processing plants. The Wicomico County Health Department reported that 2,139 people were tested […]