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 […]

Andy Harris: Government must address grievances

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland’s District 1 gave the following address to a group of about 200 people protesting the ongoing health crisis restriction during an event held Saturday afternoon in north Salisbury:  Six weeks ago, there were things we didn’t know about this virus. But we have learned a lot in the last […]

Salisbury airport to receive $18M in stimulus funds

The Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will receive $18.1 million in federal economic stimulus funds as part of Congressional emergency legislation to help airports weather Covid-19. The grant is from the CARES Act which provided $10 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow critical safety and capacity projects to continue during the pandemic, according […]

5 Layfield unit is hub of Coronavirus care at PRMC

Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, revolutionized care at the bedside through her devotion to smart clinical care at the bedside of soldiers in the Crimean War. Nightingale taught that “wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.” Now, 200 years after her birth, the wise and humane nursing […]

Poultry workers to undergo virus testing in Salisbury

Poultry workers and other critical employees are being targeted in a mass Covid-19 testing event as part of a statewide effort to slow the spread of the virus. Beginning Thursday, employees at the Perdue Farms plant in Salisbury and other nearby processing facilities will be eligible for testing over the next three days at the […]