March 16th, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2020
ELKTON, MD. – The Cecil County Health Department reports that there are now 17 confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus, and one virus-related fatality in Cecil County. The patient, who passed away on March 31, 2020, was a man in his 80s from the Elkton area who had underlying medical conditions.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of this first confirmed virus-related fatality in Cecil County. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends of the gentleman who passed,” said County Executive Alan McCarthy.
“Our first responders, emergency services personnel, law enforcement, healthcare providers and nurses, health department, and hospital remain vigilant to stop the spread of this disease. We hope that this virus rapidly passes from view so that our lives may return to wellness and normalcy.”
The county executive will hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 1st at 3:00 p.m. via Facebook Live to present the FY2021 Budget. In order to continue to practice appropriate social distancing measures, a physical audience will not be permitted to attend. The media will be invited to call-in and should contact Jennifer Lyall at email@example.com for call-in information. A transcript, as well as a PDF version of the Proposed Budget in Brief, will be posted to the County’s website at the completion of the press conference.
On Monday, March 30th, Governor Hogan issued a Stay-At-Home executive order for Maryland. Read more about the order and interpretive language online at: https://governor.maryland.gov/covid-19-pandemic-orders-and-guidance/.
Text MDReady to 898-211 for updates from the Governor’s office related to COVID-19. Online, visit: https://211md.org/211provider-md-healthcare.
Office of the State’s Attorney for Cecil County
Questions about what businesses are ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’ in Maryland? Please see this Essential Business List, as approved by the Office of Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health, defining ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ businesses during this COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of COVID-19, the Homicide Memorial Walk, originally scheduled for April 22nd, will be postponed. Once normal activities resume, a new date will be announced.
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) COVID-19 Testing Sites
The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local health departments and private partners, offers drive-through COVID-19 testing to residents who are symptomatic and at high risk for complications from the disease. Individuals must have a lab order from a healthcare provider and an appointment to be tested. Walk-ins will not be accepted. For more information, visit: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_veip_testing.pdf
The U.S. Census Bureau has been working for more than a decade on the 2020 Census, and today is an important day: April 1 – Census Day – the reference day for the 2020 Census.
Other important links for Cecil County agencies relating to COVID-19:
- Cecil College: https://www.cecil.edu/coronavirus
- Cecil County Animal Services: https://www.ccgov.org/government/animal-services – Donations always accepted!
- Cecil County Council: Council work sessions are suspended until May 12th. The first Council budget hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at 4:30 p.m. via conference call; and the next Legislative Session will follow at 7:00 p.m.
- Cecil County Circuit Court: https://mdcourts.gov/clerks/cecil
- Cecil County Election Office: https://www.ccgov.org/government/election-board – Please make sure your mailing address is current with the Elections Office.
- Cecil County Department of Emergency Services: https://www.ccdes.org/. In the event of a true emergency, please dial 911.
- Cecil County Government: https://www.ccgov.org/services/coronavirus
- Cecil County Finance: https://www.ccgov.org/government/finance
- Cecil County Health Department: http://cecilcountyhealth.org/ or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Call Line: 410-996-1005
- Cecil County Help Center: https://www.cecilhelp4u.com/Help-Center.html
- Cecil County Housing Office: https://www.ccgov.org/government/community-services/housing
- Cecil County Land Use & Development Services (incl. Permitting Office): https://www.ccgov.org/government/land-use-development-services
- Cecil County Office of Economic Development: https://www.ccgov.org/government/economic-development
- Cecil County Parks & Recreation: https://www.ccgov.org/government/parks-and-recreation
- Cecil County Public Library: https://www.cecil.ebranch.info/ – Check out the many online learning opportunities offered by CCPL!
- Cecil County Public Schools: https://www.ccps.org/ – Please visit the CCPS website for specific info.
- Cecil County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.ccgov.org/government/sheriff-s-office. In the event of a true emergency, please dial 911.
- Cecil Soil Conservation District: https://www.cecilscd.com/covid-19
- Cecil Transit: www.ceciltransit.com
- Christiana Care, Union Hospital: https://www.uhcc.com/about-us/in-the-news/coronavirus-update/ – The triage tent hours have changed to 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Office of the State’s Attorney for Cecil County: Please see this Essential Business List, as approved by the Office of Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health, defining ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ businesses during this COVID-19 pandemic.
- Register of Wills, Cecil County: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/cecil.html
- Aberdeen Proving Ground: https://www.facebook.com/APGMd
- Department of Social Services
- To report abuse or neglect: 410-996-5350 (also for food referrals) – In the event of a true emergency, please dial 911.
- FIA Services: Emergency food stamps, cash assistance, SNAP food benefits, or home energy assistance 1-800-322-6347 or apply online at mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us
- For child support services please call 1-800-332-6347 or apply online at mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us
Please visit your local municipality websites and/or social media pages for information specific to your town:
To stay current on developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus on the following federal and state websites:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Maryland Department of Health: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
- The Office of Governor Hogan: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/
- Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Cecil County remains under a state of emergency as issued by County Executive Alan McCarthy on Monday, March 23rd. The Cecil County Administration Building remains closed to the public, except by appointment only. The main number to the administration building is 410-996-5200.
Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing and sanitizing hands frequently, avoid contact with sick people, cough or sneeze into your elbow, practice social distancing at all times and self-isolate if needed.
Please contact Jennifer Lyall at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government