Maryland reopens Coronavirus special enrollment to uninsured

More than 54,000 Marylanders enrolled in health coverage during the special enrollment period from March 16 to July 15. With Monday’s announcement, Maryland will offer the longest special enrollment period in the nation related to the coronavirus emergency. “The people of our great state have endured so many personal, medical, and economic challenges, and this […]

Governor orders masks in all public places, starting Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that — based on the state’s data-driven approach — the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the […]

Debbie Donaway: Covid-19 recovery ‘long, hard process’

Debbie Donaway of Salisbury battled Covid-19 and has lived to tell the story. Donaway, the Executive Director of Salisbury Urban Ministries, a nonprofit that operates in the Church Street neighborhood and provides assistance with food, medications and other necessities for those living in poverty in Salisbury, is well known throughout the community. People have been […]

Salisbury rescinds 50-person limit on public gatherings

Because of the relaxation of health and safety guidelines by the state of Maryland in response to down-trending Coronavirus infection rates state-wide, the city of Salisbury is rescinding its previous 50-person limit on gatherings within city limits. While city decision-makers have determined that current conditions regarding exposure to Covid-19 no longer require the 50-person limit […]

Don’t ignore health problems during crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of understandable concern. As all health care providers work together to control the spread of the virus within their communities, they want you to know that your health and safety remain their top priority. “We have made great strides in keeping people well, directing them to the right […]

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 […]