Cecil County Update April 1, 2020 Notice CoronaVirus

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 jlyall@ccgov.org 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

2020 Census
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.

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Other important links for Cecil County agencies relating to COVID-19:

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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:

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 pio@ccgov.org with questions.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government
jlyall@ccgov.org
410-996-8454