Dorchester County Health Department holds COVID-19 update

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – In Cambridge, Dorchester County health department officials held a press conference Thursday updating how they’re dealing with coronavirus prevention efforts. Right now the County still has no positive cases of COVID-19 in the area. But health officials say they’re still encouraging people to follow proper hygiene and social distancing protocols. The superintendent of Dorchester public schools says he’s been working with teachers to send homework packets to students to use while kids remain out of school.

“It was putting the right people behind the mic that could tell the story and get the message out that we needed to get out to the community. The whole focus of what we’re doing is to make sure that when we do have cases, that our health care delivery system will not be overtaxed,” said Dorchester County Health Officer Roger Harrell.

The Dorchester County State’s Attorney was also at the press conference and reminded residents to listen to Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, or they could face prosecution

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