Four Salisbury employees test positive for Coronavirus

Four Salisbury city employees have recently tested positive for the Coronavirus, City Administrator Julia Glanz announced Friday afternoon. Three members of the Salisbury Fire Department and one employee from the Government Office Building have been diagnosed. “We have been fortunate in the fact that we have seen relatively few cases within our organization,” said Glanz. […]

Medical center to activate triage tent check-in

With the approach of flu season and during Covid-19, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional has chosen to reestablish its triage and screening tent adjacent to the walk-in entrance of its Robert T. Adkins Emergency/Trauma Center. A greeter or nurse — positioned outside the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week — will speak with […]

Salisbury seeking Covid battle reimbursements

The city of Salisbury is on track to be reimbursed for expenses related to Covid-19, including the purchase of personal protection equipment such as face shields and masks. A $109,028 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency has already been approved and will cover 75 percent of the cost, Fire Chief John Tull told City […]

Spike in Covid-19 cases prompts restrictions

Attendance at gatherings inside Salisbury city limits is being restricted under a new order to help stop a recent spike in Covid-19 cases. City Administrator Julia Glanz said that effective 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, indoor gatherings will be limited to 15 people and outdoors to 50 people. “In Wicomico County, we are at […]

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 […]