Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus’ Impact on Delmarva

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON MARCH 19, 2020 AT 5 PM. FOR THE LATEST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON COVID-19, GO TO THE DELMARVA NEWS NETWORK TAB ON THIS WEBSITE.

This is your home for news and information surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and it’s impact on Delmarva.

CANCELED EVENTS:

Here is a list of canceled events due to Coronavirus concerns.

  • Nanticoke Memorial Hospital – Heart of Good Health Fair in Laurel
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center – Health Fair in Salisbury
  • Run SBY – Salisbury Marathon and Half Marathon

CLOSURES:

This is the growing list of cancellations from local schools, districts and businesses.

  • All Delaware Public Schools – closed March 16 through March 27
  • All Maryland Public Schools – closed March 16 through March 27
  • All Virginia Public Schools – closed March 16 through March 27
  • Salisbury University – closed for the remainder of the semester, students & faculty partaking in online-only classes
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore – closed through April 3, students partaking in online-only classes
  • Chesapeake College – Spring Break extended through March 27, online-only classes from that point on
  • The Rehoboth Beach Convention Center – closed through the end of April
  • Grace United Methodist Church of Millsboro – No Sunday service
  • Somerset County Public Library – Closed starting Monday

VISITATION CHANGES:

  • Tawes Nursing Home – No visitation
  • Chesapeake Cove Assisted Living Center – No visitation
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center – No visitors under 18, one visitor per patient, additional restrictions may apply
  • Beebe Medical Center – Patients only allowed 2 “essential visitors” such as a spouse, parent, caregiver

NUMBER OF CASES IN OUR AREA:

These are the latest numbers on active, recovered and deceased patients in Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties in Maryland and Accomack County in Virginia.

  • Kent County, DE – 4 active cases
  • Sussex County, DE – 3 active cases
  • Queen Anne’s County, MD – 0 active cases
  • Talbot County, MD – 1 active case
  • Dorchester County, MD – 0 active cases
  • Wicomico County, MD – 1 active cases
  • Worcester County, MD – 1 active cases
  • Somerset County, MD – 0 active cases
  • Accomack County, VA – 1 active cases

THE LATEST FROM OFFICIALS:

Here are links to state and federal government websites serving as the hub for official government information on cases, guidance and treatment.

HEALTH OFFICIAL CALL CENTERS:

The following are local call centers fielding resident concerns and questions surrounding the Coronavirus.

  • Delaware Department of Public Health – Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1-866-408-1899
  • Wicomico County Health Department – Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; (410) 341-4600
  • Worcester County Health Department – Open 24 hours a day; (410) 632-4321

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw away the tissue.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.