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URBANA, Md. — The non-profit Global Z Recording Project has partnered with 15 libraries across Maryland including those in Somerset County to collect stories about these unique times living in … more
ANNAPOLIS — A General Assembly committee on Jan. 5 formally affirmed the Maryland State Board of Education’s revised mask mandate which includes three ways to make face coverings … more
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Jan. 4 declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the … more
WESTOVER — COVID-19 testing during the month of January at the Somerset County Health Department is every Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Testing is … more
WESTOVER — The Somerset County Health Department has posted its vaccination schedule for January 2022. Vaccinations are every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 … more
BALTIMORE - The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Monday, Nov. 29 announced an update on the top and bottom 10 skilled nursing facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least … more
BALTIMORE – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Monday announced update on the top and bottom 10 skilled nursing facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least one … more
WESTOVER — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines. Starting Nov. 3, the Somerset County Health … more
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Monday announced an update on the top and bottom 10 skilled nursing facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least … more
ANNAPOLIS  - In an ongoing effort to protect employees and taxpayers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that visitors and employees in all agency offices will … more
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Lumped into the “Other” racial and ethnic category, American Indians and Alaska Natives are effectively invisible on Maryland’s state website for … more
ANNAPOLIS —Marylanders 65 and over living in congregate care facilities, including nursing homes, are eligible for COVID-19 booster shots effective immediately. Gov. Larry Hogan announced … more
BALTIMORE — The Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield is no longer on the Maryland Department of Health’s list of the bottom 10 nursing home facilities in the state ranked by … more
DENTON — Masks are now required for all individuals inside Caroline County Public Schools buildings, regardless of vaccination status, when students are present. The announcement took place … more
ANNAPOLIS — Employees of Maryland hospitals and nursing homes are now required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or undergo regular screening and testing. That includes not just those who … more
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on July 26 announced the top 10 and bottom 10 nursing home facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least one dose of a … more
PRINCESS ANNE — Following Governor Larry Hogan's June 15, 2021 announcement that Maryland will lift all COVID-19 related emergency mandates and restrictions effective July 1, 2021, Somerset … more
Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore will require students and employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to live, learn or work on campus this fall. Friday’s … more
Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of … more
Maryland is expanding its vaccine rollout just as the country faces what Gov. Larry Hogan, R, described as a “race between variants and vaccines.” Hogan announced at a press conference … more
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