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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update (Live): 336,638 Cases and 14,611 Deaths from COVID-19

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Senate Dems block consideration of major 'Phase 3' aid bill

The GOP-controlled Senate on Sunday failed to move forward with considering the $1.4 trillion "Phase Three" stimulus package intended to help businesses and families devastated by the downturn over the coronavirus outbreak, as Senate Majority Leader McConnell, R-Ky., blasted Democrats opposed to the plan.

The vote came while at least five GOP senators were in self-quarantine, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who became the first U.S. senator to announce he tested positive for the virus. Senators were asked to practice social distancing and were given a list of health guidelines to follow while entering the chamber.

After the bill failed to move forward, McConnell tore into Democrats, accusing them of backing out of a bipartisan agreement once Pelosi and Schumer intervened.

"The build-up to this is that we had a high level of bipartisanship over the last 48 hours... And then, all of a sudden, the Democratic leader and the speaker of the House shows up...and we're back to square one," he said, referring to Schumer and Pelosi. "I want everybody to understand that if we aren't able to act tomorrow, it's because of our colleagues on the other side, continue to dicker."

He then accused Pelosi of overstepping boundaries, saying: "She's the speaker of the House, not the speaker of the Senate."


The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

Governor Hogan Will Hold Press Conference Tomorrow at 11am

Monday, March 23, 2020:

11:00 AM: Governor Hogan will hold a press conference.
State House

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Delaware: List of essential and non-essential businesses

Coronavirus In Delaware: Gov. John Carney Issues Stay-At-Home Order As COVID-19 Cases Climb To 56

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has issued a stay-at-home order as the number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 56 with 11 new cases announced Sunday. The order will go into effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday and remain active until May 15 or when the public health threat is lifted.

Carney is also ordering all nonessential businesses to close. For a full list of nonessential businesses, click here.

Officials say six people are hospitalized with three critically ill.

There are 39 COVID-19 cases in New Castle County, five in Kent County and 12 in Sussex County. Officials say the patients’ ages range from 14 to 80, with 30 males and 26 females.


Louisiana, Ohio issue orders for citizens to stay at home

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Sunday announced their states will be the latest to order most citizens to remain in their homes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“In Louisiana we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is not enough. As our number of cases continue to grow, I am directing all Louisianans to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary for you to leave,” Edwards said in a statement.

“People can leave their homes to do essential things like buying groceries or food, pick up medicine or go to work only if their job is essential. If you have to go out, make sure you practice social distancing measures and keep 6 feet between you and the people around you. People are encouraged to go outside and to stay active during this time, as long as they practice social distancing when they are around their neighbors,” Edwards added.


AGH Treating Its First Inpatient Who Tested Positive For COVID-19

Trump official: U.S. coronavirus lockdown to last 10-12 weeks

The lockdown affecting large segments of the American public to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus is likely to last 10 to 12 weeks, or until early June, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday.


A Viewer Writes: Heard from State Employee State to Shut down?

Joe, I heard a State employee say the State was getting ready to
shut down by First of the week, with only absolutely essential places open.

Said he'd received notice today . Has anyone else heard this?

BREAKING NEWS: New York state has more coronavirus cases than France or South Korea as infections soar to 15,168

The virus is spreading much faster then anyone ever expected. New York is a major example and those people who have been acting like they're not afraid, especially because they live on the Shore, you better wake up FAST.

Look at all the New York tags in the Ocean City and Berlin area. New Yorker's are running away from their state and coming to their vacation homes here to get away from the spread if this virus and if you think for a second this isn't going to spread fast here, well, you are very naive. 

Governor Hogan, shut this state down NOW and cut the political crap. 

The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

Florida College Students Test Positive for Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

Five college students from the University of Tampa tested positive for the coronavirus after coming back from a spring break trip, the school announced.

WFLA reported that the students were traveling together with other University of Tampa students before testing positive. The school did not state where the students went during their break or whether they lived in the dorms or off-campus.


Beach and Boardwalk Closed, Mayor & City Council Urge Visitors to Stay Home

Ocean City, Maryland – (March 22, 2020): As confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) increase throughout the State of Maryland, and in Worcester County, the Mayor and City Council continue to encourage visitors to stay safe and stay home. Policy leaders met today, March 22, for an emergency meeting which resulted in the closure of Ocean City’s beach and Boardwalk.

Effective at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the beach and Boardwalk in Ocean City will be closed due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. This closure will remain in effect thru April 15, 2020, at which time it will be re-evaluated based on the status of the global health crisis. Restaurants on the Boardwalk will be allowed to remain open for carry out service only.

“The number one priority of the Mayor and City Council is to protect our citizens and employees,” stated Mayor Rick Meehan. “We are facing an invisible threat and we are the carriers of this potentially deadly virus. At this time, we continue to request that visitors postpone traveling to Ocean City and that our non-resident property owners reframe from traveling to Ocean City as well. The safest place for everyone right now is in their own home.”

Only residents who reside within the corporate limits of the Town of Ocean will be allowed to walk their dogs or exercise on the beach or Boardwalk in groups of no more than two adults and children at any time. Social distancing will remain a requirement. This will remain in effect until which time it is abused or ignored.

“We are doing everything in our power to protect the health and safety of our citizens, but everyone has a critical role to play,” Mayor Meehan continued. “We all have to work together to do whatever we can to mount our only known defense against this common enemy and that is to practice extreme measures of social distancing. We are taking these drastic steps to shorten the duration of this health crisis. If every single person steps up and does their part by making sacrifices now it will slow the spread of this virus and help us flatten the curve.”

Further updates from the Town of Ocean can be found at:

If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) contact your primary care doctor for further screening to determine if you should be tested. Unless you are suffering a medical emergency, please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or other medical facility. You should speak with your healthcare provider, who can alert an emergency room so that its staff is ready with proper protective gear. To protect yourselves and others, wash your hands often, cover cough/sneezes, clean and disinfect surfaces, and stay home if sick. For more information on Coronavirus and prevention tips, visit or call 410-632-1100 option #8 to connect to our call center (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm). For COVID-19 information in the State of Maryland, please dial 211.

Wicomico COVID-19 3-22-2020

Maryland COVID-19 Confirmed Cases (3-22-2020)

Affected Counties

3-21-2020 190 cases

Fauci predicts Americans will likely need to stay home for at least several more weeks

“I cannot see that all of a sudden, next week or two weeks from now it's going to be over. I don't think there's a chance of that," he said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday that Americans will most likely have to continue staying at home and practicing social distancing for “at least several weeks" amid thecoronavirus outbreak.

“If you look at the trajectory of the curves of outbreaks and other areas, at least going to be several weeks,” Fauci said in an interview with Savannah Guthrie on the “TODAY” show.

“I cannot see that all of a sudden, next week or two weeks from now it's going to be over. I don't think there's a chance of that. I think it's going to be several weeks.”


We need an immediate five-week national lockdown to defeat coronavirus in America

Locking down the country would reduce infections and allow time for massive testing. There will be staggering human and economic costs if we delay.

I am an MIT-trained physicist and complexity scientist who studies pandemics. I have warned about global pandemics due to increasing travel for 15 years. I recommended community based monitoring of symptoms to stop Ebola in West Africa in 2014, and it worked. The fastest and even the only way to contain COVID-19 in the United States is a five-week national lockdown.

Closing schools, bars and movie theaters are good measures, but not enough. Our relaxed approach to social distancing is insufficient to stop the exponential growth of COVID-19. Until Americans consistently adopt strong social distancing recommendations — a lockdown — the disease will continue to spread exponentially.

During a five-week national lockdown, federal, state and local authorities would ensure that all Americans stay home except to obtain food and other essentials, access medical care, or do work essential to the functioning of society. Travel would cease: We would close our borders and airports and prohibit all unnecessary travel across state and county (or town) lines within the United States. The U.S. government would have to provide aid to citizens separated from their sources of income and ensure care for vulnerable members of society.


This Is What I'm Hearing. Please Take Heed...3-21-2020

Just got this from my contact at FEMA.

Please take heed...

Homeland security is preparing to mobilize the national guard.

Preparing to dispatch them across the US along with military.

They will also call in 1st responders. 

They are preparing to announce a nationwide 2 week quarantine for all citizens,

All businesses closed.

Everyone at home.

They will announce this as soon as they have troops in place to help prevent looters and rioters... they will announce before the end of the weekend, within 48 to 72 Hours the president will invoke what is called the “Stafford Act”.

The President will order a two week mandatory quarantine for the nation.

Stock up on whatever you need to make sure you have a two week supply of everything.

Maryland to Shut Down Restaurants, Bars Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

All public schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are closed starting Monday, federal workers are given telework options and Metro has reduced service

Maryland will shut down all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms at 5 p.m. Monday to stop the spread of coronavirus, the governor says.

The state will also ban all gatherings of more than 50 people, Gov. Larry Hogan said.

Restaurants can offer carryout and drive-thru service.


It's Over

Believe Whatever You Like 3-21-2020

Just In
Ladies & Gentlemen, As you know I published a story this morning, (below) that suggests we as a country may need to prepare for a complete shut down in the United States. I purposely titled it, This is what I'm hearing

I want all of you to understand something very important. I have been withholding inside information for a good two weeks now as to not panic anyone. For those of you who have spoken to me over the phone and or in person can confirm I have been 100% accurate on every step of the way. I've even amazed some people with the information that has come to fruition. 

That being said, my article is a WARNING! You can debunk it all you want, most everything in that article is accurate. For those of you who want to claim they're coming up with a solution drug to reverse the Coronavirus, it would take 12 to 16 months to produce it. 

We are 3 weeks behind Italy and you have seen the devastation there. America will not sit around waiting for this virus to spread and a nation wide quarantine is a necessity. The ONLY way to go after this is to quarantine, period. It's ALL about the SPREAD of this virus. If we quarantine, (as inconvenient as it may be)  the virus cannot spread to the masses. There is NO other solution right now, so expect it to happen. 

President Trump is a genius. He's left it to each individual state Governor to decide what direction he/she feels is necessary, (for now).  You are seeing parts of this country already shutting down. It's only a matter of time for the rest of the country follows suit. 

What I'm hearing from my sources is that it could be within the next 24 to 48 hours the National Guard will step in. They are staged in Wicomico County. You read about Baltimore yesterday. My message to you today is, I have a duty to tell you what is going on. I am hearing from great sources we are looking at a shut down. I have shared this message and it is up to all of you to either prepare, OR NOT! It is your choice. Whether it happens within the next 24 to 48 hours, that is to be determined. 

I'll repeat. It's about the SPREAD of the virus. Let me also add, to those of you IDIOTS who want to compare flu deaths in the US to this virus, how can you people be so stupid. This virus is NEW, fools. There is NO comparison at this time. As for the daily numbers we are publishing testing positive, the tests results are taking up to three weeks to get results. They are so overwhelmed it is taking way too long to get results. Nevertheless, each day, (now that tests are being processed) you are seeing Maryland's number jump trough the roof. The spread of this virus needs to be stopped. 

With or without the President's direction, Governor Hogan needs to take the bull by the horn and quarantine Maryland residents. His foolish mistake over St. Patrick's Day weekend by not shutting down Ocean City was foolish. Yes, he did call the large bar owners and asked them to shut down, (one actually did) the bar owners defied his request and possibly thousands of people were exposed by a woman who ultimately tested positive. Now the Mayor of Ocean City is requesting no one come to Ocean City AFTER the fact. 

You people are treating this time off like it is a vacation. You are NOT taking it seriously and this is one of the key reasons I personally believe President Trump will insist on a complete shut down. It's not only the healthiest things to do, it's the right thing to do. 

One last thing. Put yourself in Trump's shoes. You take his place. HOW do you shut down and entire country. It takes a LOT of time to prepare for such a thing as massive as this is. So when you Idiots ask, why didn't he do this sooner? Well first off any president would't want to create such panic. Then there's figuring out how everyone is going to get food to survive, hospitals being prepared, nursing homes, equipment, looting, the list goes on and on. I personally believe President Trump has done an incredible job so far and I wouldn't wish this on ANY President. 

So take ALL of this information any way you like. I can tell you I have done my job. I have shared what I know and it is up to YOU to decide if you want to prepare or not. God Speed All Of You.

Coronavirus Case Comfirmed On The Eastern Shore 3-15-2020

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March 15, 2020
Talbot County Announces First Confirmed Case of COVID-19
Easton, MD – County Council President Corey Pack has announced that Talbot County will declare a local State of Emergency on Monday following the confirmation by Health Officer Dr. Fredia Wadley that the county has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease.
The patient has been hospitalized after coming into contact with a person in another county infected with the COVID-19 virus. When the Talbot County resident developed symptoms, they were tested and found to be positive for the virus.
“Staff from the Health Department are contacting those who have been exposed to this person and, if they have symptoms, we are asking them to take appropriate measures,” says Dr. Fredia Wadley. “The proven public health method of managing the spread of such an infection is to identify cases and then isolate them and the people with whom they have had contact.”
To support the Health Department’s efforts in leading this response, Talbot County Emergency Services has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This coalition of community partners is working together to coordinate the county’s response and disseminate information about this public health crisis.
“We are in frequent contact with county and state officials and our private-sector partners,” says Director of Emergency Services Clay Stamp. “We are reviewing plans and deciding the best course of action to keep the residents of Talbot County safe and informed.”
The Talbot County EOC will be releasing information about the virus, including any new confirmed cases. Staff are currently posting information on the Talbot County Emergency Services website and on the DES Facebook page as it becomes available. The department also expects to launch a dedicated COVID-19 website this week that will summarize all of the county information and will allow hourly updates when indicated to keep residents informed.
“Our goal is to provide you with information that is timely, accurate, and credible,” says Stamp. “As soon as new cases are confirmed, we will immediately update the website and our Facebook page to reflect the number of confirmed cases in our county.”
Having a proven case of the virus in Talbot County of a person who has not traveled elevates official’s concerns. Healthcare professionals stress that elderly people with chronic conditions and those with weakened immune systems should avoid crowds and people who are sick.
“This new development underscores the need for increased testing,” says Dr. Wadley. “Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath should call their primary care physician immediately.”
Talbot County government offices will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17. All staff will report for duty as assigned and will be answering phone calls and emails.
Information about Talbot County’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19, log on to or visit the TalbotDES Facebook page.

A Viewe Writes......Why do people dislike the police? Here’s why.

Why do people dislike the police? Here’s why.

For years I’ve tried to convince my husband to be fair in his estimation of the police, after all, it’s their jobs to serve and protect and I personally had never had a negative experience with them. But time and time again I hear stories that show me how little respect officers have for the public and that’s just the surface. My husband just spent 15 minutes helping direct traffic on Rt. 13 away from an accident that happened near our home. In doing so he was spit on and honked at by passersby. But my husband is one to help any time there is a need, stranger or friend, and he knew another accident would ensue if someone wasn’t moving traffic away from the scene. Twenty minutes after the accident a city policeman arrived. Did the officer thank my husband? Did he speak to him with courtesy. The opposite. He barked at him and gave him orders to leave the scene. When good people like my husband are willing to help in a crisis and the police treat people them like dirt, I’m done defending the police. Maybe there are a few good ones out there, I do know of a few, but I am finally seeing that most of them are on a power trip. Public relations should be part of their training.

Maryland General Assembly Goes Nuts

Looks like the Democrats of the Maryland General Assembly just passed Kirwan while the state is under a Declaration of Emergency and with no public input! These Democrats should have passed the budget and reconvened next year.

UDPATED....Coronavirus Patient In Howard County Was in OC Sunday

Editor's note: All updates are at the bottom.

We were in the process of sharing a video that was posted on Facebook that has since been taken down. Here is what we know from watching the video. The women is originally from the Salisbury Area. She is currently living in Howard County. She was tested for the Coronavirus on Monday and was notified yesterday that her test were positive for having the Coronavirus. She was explaining how she felt. She said it started almost like allergies. She woke up Monday with a headache and really bad sore throat. She said she thought the sore throat could have been all the screaming she did on Sunday while she was at Seacrets on Sunday. 

HE SAID SHE SAID............

above posted Wednesday at 9:52pm

We Implore ALL Grocery Stores To Create Special Hours For The Elderly

With the Coronavirus affecting the elderly it would be wise for ALL grocery stores to set specific early morning hours, (6-8) to help protect them. 

A Viewer Writes:To Jim Perdue and the CEOs of the other poultry companies on the Eastern Shore

It is troubling to see empty meat cases in stores on the lower shore. Most of the citizens support and are proud of the fact that our area helps feed the world with your product. A lot of us put up with the smell and the traffic of the poultry companies. There should be no chicken shipped off the shore until there are arrangements made to fully supply all lower shore stores. LOOK OUT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOOKED OUT FOR YOU.

Governor Hogan Issues Emergency Order to Close All Maryland Casinos, Racetracks, and Simulcast Betting Facilities to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Reiterates That Failure to Follow Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings Is a Crime, And Will Be Enforced If Businesses Fail to Comply

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely.“This situation continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “These are unprecedented actions in an extraordinary situation, but they could be the difference in saving lives and keeping people safe.”

The following properties are affected by the governor’s emergency order, which takes effect at midnight on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until the state of emergency has been terminated or until superseded by other orders:

  • MGM National Harbor
  • Live! Casino & Hotel
  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
  • Hollywood Casino Perryville
  • Ocean Downs Casino
  • Rocky Gap Casino Resort
  • Laurel Park
  • Pimlico Race Course
  • Timonium Race Course
  • Fair Hill Races
  • Rosecroft Raceway
  • Ocean Downs
  • All simulcast betting facilities in the state
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency will work with casinos to facilitate an orderly shutdown of operations. This order does not apply to hotels adjacent to casinos. Read the governor’s emergency order.

Additionally, Governor Hogan reiterated that failure to follow his order prohibiting large gatherings is a crime, and will be enforced if businesses fail to comply.

“It is critical to public health and safety that bars, restaurants, and other businesses across the state comply with the law,” said Governor Hogan. “Anyone who hosts or is part of the crowds in bars this weekend is jeopardizing the health of others and must avoid any contact with family members or friends over the age of 60 or those with underlying health conditions.”

Resources for Businesses. The Maryland Departments of Commerce and Labor have compiled resources to help businesses whose daily operations are affected during the state of emergency. We encourage members of the business community to reach out with their questions by sending a message to

State of Emergency. The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. The State of Maryland is continuing to operate under a state of emergency, and all levels of government are taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach to keep Marylanders safe. The list of ongoing state actions is available at

For health resources regarding COVID-19, including case counts and clinician guidance, Marylanders should visit

Reports: 4 US senators dumped stocks before coronavirus market crash

WASHINGTON — Four U.S. senators reportedly sold off millions of dollars in stock combined prior to the market crash from the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple independent reports. They are Sens. Richard Burr, R-NC, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and James Inhofe, R-Okla.

Burr, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, dumped more than $1 million of stock after reassuring the public about officials' response to what's now the coronavirus pandemic.

The selloff by the Republican senator from North Carolina came around the time he and the committee were getting daily briefs on the threat of the new virus, news outlets reported.


A Viewer Writes.......3-17-20


Just wondering when the world is going to wake up to the fact that whether it’s swine flu, sars, corona virus (all from china) or some other disease, when are the citizens of the countries impacted going to demand reparations from the Chinese government? To the political class and the business community that sold our American dream down the river for a cheap buck! Was it worth it?

Maybe now people will realize that having all our manufacturing and production of drugs along with everything from the chicomms ain’t such a good idea.

Sars was documented having escaped out of their bio labs on many different occasions. Until they let the worlds scientist in to prover otherwise the commie bastards should be held accountable! This isn’t the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. The communist must be held accountable by the world. We’ve seen their own citizens are unable to do the job! Demand no more of anything from China and reparations for all the damage thy have done to countless lives around the globe!!

Time for #chinamustpay!

Senate GOP unveils $1,200 direct cash payments in massive stimulus proposal

Senate Republicans on Thursday announced a $1 trillion stimulus plan to combat the economic damage caused by the effort to control the coronavirus.

The measure includes a plan to send $1,200 checks to individuals and $2,400 to couples earning below a certain income to help them survive the economic impact and layoffs caused by the coronavirus.

It also would provide a cash infusion for small businesses, the airline industry, and healthcare providers scrambling to test and treat patients afflicted with the virus.

“This legislation takes bold action on four major priorities that are extremely urgent and very necessary,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said before introducing the measure Thursday.


Community Rallies For Meal Pickups During School Closures

BERLIN – Local businesses, organizations and churches are spearheading efforts to ensure no child goes hungry while schools are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

When Governor Larry Hogan announced last week that all Maryland public schools would close from March 16 to March 27 to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the community began mobilizing support to ensure students that typically benefit from school meal programs continued to receive food.

Within hours of Hogan’s press conference, for example, Baked Dessert Cafe owner Robin Tomaselli and her staff launched an initiative to provide free food to students in need during the two-week closure.

“Many people don’t know that some students rely on school programs for breakfast, lunch and dinner …,” she said. “Our knee-jerk reaction was to do something to help.”

That effort, however, quickly grew. And by the next morning, Tomaselli said she was inundated with offers of help and messages from those wishing to donate nonperishable items.

“The response has been completely overwhelming …,” she said. “Our community has been generous and kind.”

Now, the café is working with several community partners – including SonRise Church, the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department, The Iron Horse, Boxcar 40, Willards Lions Club and Uncle Willies – to collect and distribute nonperishable items to students in need.


A Viewer Writes......Acme - Senior Hour

How far are we going to take this chaos?

A customer service representative (some grouchy chick with a medical boot on) in Acme decided to berate me for being in the store during "senior hours ".

Can Acme please define what a "senior" is, because I am over 60 and have underlying medical issues, so I always shop as early as possible to avoid crowds.
I also shop for my 86+ year old parents, and try to minimize their exposure by what I am bringing into their home.

If the only time I can go to the store because of my circumstances is 7AM, am I no longer allowed to shop and should starve to death, because of some judgmental wayward employee is going to harass me? Why do they wait until we are in the store, shouldn't they be checking ID's at the door?

Is this what we have come to? Few people are in the store at 6-7AM. Is my presence really that threatening? And who's to say one of those other seniors isn't already a carrier?

Someone over there at Acme needs to get a grip, get their facts straight and quit harassing customers without proof.

Thank God It's Friday 3-20-2020

What will you be doing this weekend?

Tent Outside PRMC Emergency Department

Romney wants to give every American $1,000 for coronavirus response effort

(KUTV) — Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is asking for additional funding that would provide economic relief for all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a press release by his office, the measures include:

  • Giving every American a $1,000 check to help increase spending in the economy and meet short-term obligations.
  • Provide grants to small businesses that are impacted by the outbreak.
  • Allow "Unexpected Costs Due to COVID-19" as factor for a pell grant amount for students.
  • Loan deferment for recent graduates.
  • Requiring insurance plans to temporarily cover telehealth services.

Boscov's Closed....3-18-2020

Repaving Rt. 50 Mystery?

There are many of us who live in Ocean City who just can't understand what the heck is going on. Perhaps one of you can provide the answer.

Over the past few weeks they have been scraping the humps to flatten them out. Then a week later they ground out those sections that were scraped and put blacktop pavement, (as seen above) in its place. 

Now they are completely scraping out the entire roadway to prepare for new pavement. The question is, WHY did they go through all that trouble to repair the humps only to come back two weeks later to tear it all out again? Inquiring minds want to know. 

Updated Hours For Centre At Salisbury 3-16-2020

Hillary Clinton: Saying ‘Chinese Virus’ Is ‘Racist Rhetoric’

Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took to social media on Wednesday to blast President Trump, accusing him of employing “racist rhetoric” after he called coronavirus a “Chinese virus.”

“The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis,” Clinton wrote on Twitter.

“Don’t fall for it. Don’t let your friends and family fall for it.”



(March 19, 2020, Salisbury, MDThe Wicomico County Health Department received notification that a Wicomico County resident tested positive for COVID-19.  This is the first confirmed case in Wicomico County.
                The man, in his 30s, has a travel history outside the U.S. He is in good condition and is isolating at home. The health department is investigating this case with the help of the Maryland Department of Health. Communicable Disease nurses will identify contacts and advise them of any necessary actions to take. The health department will share information, as soon as possible, if any risk to the public is identified.  
The Wicomico County Health Department continues to operate its COVID-19 Call Center. Wicomico County residents can contact the call center at (410) 341-4600, Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Although the call center cannot share any additional details about confirmed cases, they can help answer residents’ questions.
The health department strongly urges the public to take all possible precautions to help prevent the spread of this virus.  Take these everyday steps to help protect yourself and the community:
·         Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
·         Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
·         Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow
·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices
·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick
·         If you are sick, stay home and self isolate, except when seeking medical care
·         Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people
                For information on COVID-19, visit the Maryland Department of Health at or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at . Local updates will be shared through the Wicomico County Health Department’s website at or through social media on Facebook, Instagram (WicomicoHealth) or Twitter (@WicomicoHealth).