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County Expands Phase One Re-Opening and Announces $2 Million for Volunteer Fire & Rescue

After two-weeks of a decrease in acute care beds and a plateauing of ICU beds used for COVID-19 patients, fewer patients needing ventilators, and the delivery of 100,000 gowns, N95 masks, and gloves this week, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced the expansion of Phase One Re-Opening tomorrow. Gardner noted that the 100,000 clinical gowns delivered on Tuesday were three weeks late in being delivered. The reliability of obtaining PPE continues to be a concern for handling COVID-19 patients and protecting health care workers. The Frederick County Health Department is…

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Governor Hogan Expands Phase One Openings to Include Outdoor Dining and More

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state is now testing 10,000 patients per day. 300,444 tests have been completed as of today. Contact tracing capacity has increased 500% to find and fight the virus. The statewide positivity rate peaked at 26.9% on April 17, 2020. As of May 26, 2020, the positivity rate in the state had decreased to 12.8%. The death rate has dropped by more than 50% since the peak on April 29, 2020. Total hospitalizations are down 22% since thier peak on April 30, 2020. As such,…

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More Testing Sites for Frederick County

Frederick County will soon have three new testing sites for COVID-19, including one along MD 26 near Walkersville. Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, Frederick County Health Officer, announced the new sites during a Public Information Briefing on Thursday, May 21, 2020. CVS Health will be offering drive-thru testing at two locations. The CVS on the corner of Monocacy Boulevard and Liberty Road (MD 26) will be one of those locations. The CVS in New Market will also offer the testing. Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at CVS begins on Friday, May 22, 2020. Those…

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Frederick County COVID-19 Dashboard Unveiled

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today unveiled a new online dashboard that allows the public to track local COVID-19 statistics. The dashboard includes charts and data about testing, cases, and hospitalizations, which will be updated daily. Statistics on nursing homes will be updated each week.   “We want to be transparent and provide the public with a reliable source of information,” Executive Gardner said. “County staff created an easy-to-use page so people can keep track of Frederick County data in real time. She publicly thanked the employees who designed the…

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Caregiver Services Corps

The Maryland Department of Aging has implemented a new Caregiver Services Corps (CSC) for older adults aged 65 and above. The service is designed to quickly deploy volunteers to the homes of older adults who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks. CSC is not intended to provide ongoing service solutions to older adults but rather to address pressing needs that are temporary such as: an older adult can’t access their prescription medication, or a family member who cares for their elderly loved one can’t check in on them the next…

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