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 […]

Hogan re-imposes health curbs: ‘Virus is winning’

A spike in Covid-19 cases has state and local health and government leaders concerned with the approaching holiday season and cold winter months, and prompted Gov. Larry Hogan to give a dire warning to Maryland residents. “This is not the flu, it’s not fake news, it’s not going to magically disappear just because we’re all […]

Wicomico schools returning to all-virtual learning

Because of trends in community health metrics for Covid-19, Wicomico County Public Schools will return to all virtual learning until after the winter break. Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin made the recommendation Tuesday, during a virtual special meeting of the Board of Education. The board unanimously approved the plan to temporarily roll back in-person hybrid […]

Second day added to weekly Wicomico Covid-19 testing

TidalHealth has partnered with the Wicomico County Health Department to expand Covid-19 drive-through testing beginning this Tuesday. The public may call 410-912-6889 to set up an appointment for a Covid-19 test on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.  The testing will be held at the Health Department’s Fritz Building at 300 West Carroll St. in […]

Fruitland Primary staffer tests positive for Covid-19

A Fruitland Primary School staff member has tested positive for the Coronavirus, prompting an immediate return to virtual learning for the next two weeks, Wicomico schools officials announced Sunday night. The county Health Department has been notified of the positive Covid-19 test. Meanwhile, a second Fruitland Primary staff member has Covid-19 symptoms, schools officials said. […]

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 […]