Local leaders show support at Masks On Maryland event in West Ocean City

WEST OCEAN CITY, Md. – Local leaders and health officials came together at the West Ocean City Park and Ride to hand out masks. They were also there to show appreciation for all the hard work going into preventing the spread of COVID-19. “I’ve been over there a couple of times, and that testing site runs like clockwork. The Worcester County health team is out there. They check you in when you ride up in your car. Then you go to the next point,” said State Senator Mary Beth Carozza.

Multiple agencies and leaders were at the event, the Maryland Department of Health, MEMA, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Worcester County Commission President Joseph Mitrecic, and representatives from Atlantic General Hospital.

The Maryland Department of Health says since the launch of the testing sites in Pocomoke City and at the West Ocean City park and ride they’ve processed 3,300 tests from just those two locations. The Department of Health also says that to date, they have monitored more than 1,500 Isolation and Quarantine cases.

Sen. Carozza says that Worcester County’s response to COVID-19 couldn’t have been possible without the work of all the agencies together. The senator also says it helps people to know they can rely on their local officials for help. “At every level you had the state, the county, the town of Ocean City, and our private sector with the hospitals represented. It was an opportunity to thank all of the team – and to let people know that these are the opportunities to come out,” said Sen. Carozza.

Sen. Carozza says there will be more upcoming testing events in Pocomoke City and at the Ocean City Convention Center. She says people should make an appointment for testing before they go.

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