Salisbury firefighter tests positive for Coronavirus

Wicomico County’s confirmed cases of coronavirus patients totaled 166 patients as of Monday night, state health officials reported. Three Wicomico residents have now died from the virus, with 63 new cases added to the count since Friday. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced late Tuesday that a city employee has tested positive. The patient is a […]

City opens Camp Hope to shelter the homeless

The Coronavirus outbreak has triggered an influx of homeless individuals in the Salisbury community, so city leaders have established an outdoor camping area to house the people in need. “We have asked all people to stay in their homes,” said Mayor Jake Day, “but the homeless have no place to shelter in place.” Named Camp […]

Volunteers busy making masks to protect community

For the past few weeks Carli Taylor and her mom Lori Thompson have been holed up in a makeshift sewing studio that was once Thompson’s guest bedroom, whipping up fabric face masks. The mother-daughter duo has already made 400 of the masks which are donated to local hospitals and other facilities, and they plan to […]

Wicomico Covid-19 cases surge beyond 100 patients

Wicomico County’s confirmed cases of coronavirus patients has entered triple digits, state health officials reported. As of Friday, 103 county residents were being treated for the virus, a jump of more than 30 patients from midweek. Additional cases have also been confirmed in Worcester County, which now reports 28 people as having Covid-19. One person […]

Wicomico County Coronavirus cases now at 63

Wicomico County has 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus, state health officials reported at midweek. Additional cases have also been confirmed in Worcester County, which now reports 21 people as having Covid-19. One person has died from the virus in Wicomico County. The patient count in Somerset is five, which makes for a total of 89 […]

20 Coronavirus cases now reported in Wicomico

Wicomico County now has 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus, state health officials reported Sunday. Additional cases have also been confirmed in Worcester County, which now reports nine people as having Covid-19. The count in Somerset remains at four cases, which makes for a total of 34 cases in the Lower Shore counties. Officials concede there […]

Inside the front lines of the Covid-19 fight at PRMC

In the battle against Covid-19, an elite few are on the front lines at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “This is a warship – only essential, multifunctional, cross-trained personnel are on board,” said Dr. Yashvir Sangwan, an interventional pulmonologist and Medical Director of the Covid-19 unit. The Covid-19 unit is a designated area where providers treat […]

Mountaire delivers chicken to hospital employees

Mountaire Farms is donating more than 44,000 pounds of chicken to employees at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury this week. Trucks will bring cases of chicken to PRMC on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nanticoke on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employees will […]

Brad Gillis: Let’s lead with honesty, humility and vision

This is an extremely challenging time in our community. We will remember Covid-19 for the rest of our lives, this experience will reshape the world for generations to come. The deadly virus Covid-19 is here, in our community; no sugar-coating the circumstances we are truly joined together in a fight for everything we love about […]

Journal tells of Shore life during 1918 Spanish Flu

A century ago the Eastern Shore and the nation dealt with an influenza epidemic that is chilling in the similarities it shares with today’s Covid-19 pandemic. By autumn 1918, and through early 1920, the global population was hit by Spanish Influenza, the name then-associated with the H1N1 virus. Although often linked to Spain as a […]