Caroline County adds two coronavirus cases, total is nine

DENTON, Md. — On Monday morning at 10 a.m., the Caroline County Health Department announced the detection of two additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to nine. Acknowledging the public’s desire for as much information as possible about these and other cases, officials also passed along the reasons for the release of certain […]

Maryland governor: ‘Depend on each other’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has been providing daily updates to the state’s citizens throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. On Friday, he made the following address to Maryland residents, transcribed here: “Our state is taking unprecedented and aggressive action in the fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Maryland. “As you […]

Marylanders get stay-at-home order

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a stay-at-home order for Marylanders in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We are no longer asking or suggesting,” he said in a live broadcast. “We will be enforcing these orders.” Over the past three weeks, the state government has made a series […]

First coronavirus death reported at Salisbury medical center

A coronavirus patient died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury Saturday. It was the hospital’s first death from the worldwide pandemic. Maryland health officials said late Saturday that the patient was a woman in her 60s. “We are saddened to report the passing of the first patient under our care who had tested positive […]

Maryland public school closure extended four weeks

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shutdown, tentatively set to expire Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will […]

Maryland activates guard, closes schools

CAMBRIDGE —Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday took measures to fight the spread of coronavirus, activating the Maryland National Guard to a higher level of readiness, and closing public schools from March 16-27. Flanked by senior state officials, he also announced Thursday Maryland’s first case of community transmission — that is, not a result of travel […]