Covering COVID-19 on the Mid-Shore


Dear readers,

As the evolving concern and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus heightens, all of us at your local newspaper and APG Media of Chesapeake are dedicated to providing the most recent and relevant information to our community.

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Be safe.

Jim Normandin

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ELKTON — Six months after Bonnie Grady stepped down as the executive director of the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce the board of directors has tapped Debbie Brown to that position.

CHESTERTOWN — Larry Wilson, president of the Sumner Hall board of directors, on Friday, March 27 sent out an electronic shout-off acknowledging the Social Action Committee for Racial Justice for obtaining food and distributing it to local children and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHESTERTOWN — Kent County’s food pantries are continuing their mission to feed those in need as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to change how we go about our daily lives.

CHESTERTOWN — Tune in Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. for the latest streaming service offered in Kent County: GCTV.

CHESTERTOWN — Chester River Health Foundation is asking the community to support its local hospital and health care providers by donating needed supplies.

The children of Chestertown-area residents Melissa and Grady McIntire — Ethan, 10; Katie, 7; and Grace, 4 — left inspirational messages on the brick sidewalks of High and Cross streets Tuesday, March 24.

NEWARK, Del. — Delmarva Power is taking several major steps to help ensure all residents across its Delaware and Maryland service area have access to electric service during this critical time.

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has announced a new special enrollment period open to all Marylanders in need of health insurance during the state of emergency for coronavirus (COVID-19) declared by Gov. Larry Hogan.

WILMINGTON — At the advice of government officials, and after consultation with medical professionals, on March 15 Bishop Francis Malooly canceled all public Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington until further notice. This effort is designed to help safeguard the public and prevent the spread …

Each Thursday, the Kent County News posts a list of the upcoming government meetings for the week.

CHESTERTOWN — On the surface, it was business as usual at the most recent Kent County Commissioners’ meeting — aside from “social distancing” practices and a lack of public attendance.

As changes and precautions are rapidly growing everyday due to COVID-19 — a novel strand from the coronaviruses family — children have been growing fearful as well. I have noticed some rising anxiety among my students during our classes together. Here are five tips to creating a mindful SPAC…

CHURCH HILL — Addressing the continuing health concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and in coordination with public health officials’ recommendations regarding social distancing, Church Hill Theatre will be closed to the public from March 16 to March 29.

CHESTERTOWN — With the health of the community in mind, RiverArts announces the cancelation of the face-to-face Reclaimed Runway event, and a shift to an alternative online event as part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

CHESTERTOWN — In support of statewide efforts to implement social distancing practices to slow the spread of the COVID-19 strand of coronavirus, Kent County Public Library will be closed to the public Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 28.

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