6-3-20: 54,982 cases in Maryland
6-2-20: 54,175 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 43 deaths and 848 cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
6-1-20: 53,327 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 20 deaths and 549 cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-31-20: 52,778 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 763 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-30-20: 52,015 cases in Maryland
• An Allegany County man who was a patient in a medical facility in another county has died of COVID-19, health department officials said Saturday.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 1,027 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-29-20: 50,988 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 41 people have died, and there are 1,279 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-28-20: 49,709 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 37 people have died, and there are 1,286 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
• At least 11 members of the same Hampshire County church have reportedly contracted COVID-19.
5-27-2020: 48,423 cases in Maryland
• Maryland will fully implement the first stage of its coronavirus recovery plan on Friday at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday.
• A Cumberland Healthcare Center resident became the 18th reported death from COVID-19, the Allegany County Health Department said Wednesday.
• Ahead of free testing beginning later this week, Mineral County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count has climbed to 39.
5-26-2020: 47,687 cases in Maryland
• The death of a 74-year-old man in Mineral County marks the first COVID-19-related fatality in that county, according to Monday's afternoon update from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
5-25-2020: 47,152 cases in Maryland
• Four residents and three staff members at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland have tested positive for COVID-19, Garrett County health officials said Sunday.
5-24-20: 46,313 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 32 people have died, and there are 818 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-23-20: 45,495 cases in Maryland
• An employee of Mountain City Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Frostburg has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Allegany County Health Department.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 38 people have died, and there are 1,071 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-22-20: 44,424 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County's coronavirus case count hold at 166.
• Cumberland officials announce guidelines for return businesses and restaurants.
• Fewer people are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic says, another byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 47 people have died, and there are 893 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
• Uninsured Marylanders have until June 15 to enroll in coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection, under the coronavirus emergency special enrollment period.
• Grow West reports steady growth during the COVID-19 outbreak. The medical cannabis producer quadrupled its workforce since beginning operations two years ago.
5-21-20: 43,531 cases in Maryland
• Mineral County's cases of COVID-19 are at 36 after two more people are confirmed.
• A second Allegany County child tests positive for COVID-19.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 41 people have died, and there are 1,208 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
• Maryland Farm Bureau and the Maryland Food Bank partner to launch the #HungerHeroes campaign.
• A virtual DelFest is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend for fans of the popular bluegrass and Americana music showcase.
5-20-20: 42,323 cases in Maryland
• Mount Savage Veterans of Foreign Wars cancels its Memorial Day program scheduled for May 25, due to the coronavirus.
• Five additional Mineral County residents test positive for COVID-19.
• Allegany County releases its Roadmap to Reopening for the county’s business and tourism industry.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 41 people have died, and there are 777 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-19-20: 41,546 cases in Maryland
• Gov. Larry Hogan says 3.5% of the state’s population have been tested for COVID-19.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports that a new Cumberland Healthcare Center employee tested positive for the virus, which brings the number of local positive cases to 165.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 60 people have died, and there are 1,784 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-18-20: 39,762 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 27 people have died, and there are 958 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
• Allegany County health officials report two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 164.
• Three additional cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Mineral County.
5-17-20: 38,804 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports that 34 people have died from the disease, and there are 836 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-16-20: 37,968 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 50 more people have died, and there are 982 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-15-20: 36,986 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County adds seven new cases of COVID-19 as Maryland moves into the first stage of Gov. Larry Hogan's reopening plan.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 44 new deaths and 1,083 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
• In Moorefield, West Virginia, 18 Pilgrim's Pride workers are positive for COVID-19 after testing this week by the West Virginia National Guard, Hardy County authorities say.
CUMBERLAND — Allegany County added seven new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as Maryland moved i…
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Eighteen Pilgrim's Pride workers have tested positive for COVID-19 after…
5-14-20: 35,903 cases in Maryland
• Cumberland officials say the coronavirus could result in the city's loss of more than $800,000.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 54 new deaths and 1,091 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-13-20: 34,812 cases in Maryland
• Keyser Mayor Damon Tillman tells city council members “this whole political game and COVID-19 stuff could be going on for a while" and he wants in-person meetings at City Hall to resume.
• Maryland’s stay-at-home order will be lifted 5 p.m. Friday and replaced by a “safer-at-home” public health advisory, Gov. Larry Hogan announces.
• Three more Mineral County residents are positive for COVID-19.
• While they agree with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warnings that a rush back to business could trigger an uncontrollable COVID-19 outbreak, UPMC officials say secure reengagement is possible in targeted areas.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 51 new deaths and 751 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-12-20: 34,061 cases in Maryland
• School system plans partly drive-thru graduation ceremonies: Local high school seniors will have a chance to cross a stage and receive a diploma, but their graduation experience will be remarkably different from any Allegany County Public Schools ceremony in the past.
• The Maryland Health Department reports 70 new deaths and 688 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-11-20: 33,373 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 35 new deaths and 786 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard will assist in conducting tests fo…
CUMBERLAND — The Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County has reopened an assistance…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf attacked local elected officials making plans to reopen…
5-10-20: 32,587 cases in Maryland
5-9-20: 31,534 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 57 new deaths and 1,049 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours. 124,494 negative tests have been administered and 2,159 patients have been released from isolation.`
• The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports there have been 60,997 laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 1,335 positive, 59,662 negative and 53 deaths.
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Hardy County rose to 15 Friday, Go…
CUMBERLAND — Another resident of the Cumberland Healthcare Center has tested positive for CO…
5-8-20: 30,485 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 52 new deaths and 1,111 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
• Allegany County will get $12.3 million under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
5-7-20: 29,374 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 63 new deaths and 1,211 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-6-20: 28,163 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 48 new deaths and 1,046 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
5-5-20: 27,117 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department reports 74 deaths and 709 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours.
5-4-20: 26,408 cases in Maryland
• Another resident of the Cumberland Healthcare Center dies from COVID-19, and a second resident of a Frostburg nursing home is positive for the disease, Allegany County health officials say.
The female resident of the Cumberland facility was the 13th Allegany County resident to die from complications of the virus and the eighth with a connection to the nursing home.
• Maryland reports 946 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths in 24-hour period.
• U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the U.S. Bureau of Prisons' transfer of out-of-state inmates to West Virginia was a “reckless decision” after one of the federal prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus.
5-3-20: 25,462 cases in Maryland
• Maryland reports 989 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths in 24-hour period.
• 1,191 total cases and 50 deaths in West Virginia.
CUMBERLAND — Three more Allegany County residents have died from complications of COVID-19, …
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Hampshire County health officials said Saturday afternoon that an eighth cou…
5-2-20: 24,473 cases in Maryland
5-1-20: 23,472 cases in Maryland
• Maryland sees 1,730 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
4-30-20: 21,742 cases in Maryland
CUMBERLAND — An eighth Allegany County resident has died of complications from COVID-19, hea…
• While treating patients with COVID-19, UPMC will address backlogged necessary surgical and medical procedures including colonoscopies, minor surgeries, blood tests and cancer screenings that have been postponed due to the virus.
PITTSBURGH — While treating patients with COVID-19, UPMC will address backlogged necessary s…
4-29-20: 20,849 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland Health Department provides detailed nursing home and assisted living facility COVID-19 information that includes the following for Allegany County:
Cumberland Healthcare Center
Number of Cases: 52, Number of Deaths: 1
Sterling Care Frostburg Village
Number of Cases: 1, Number of Deaths: 0
4-28-20: 20,113 cases in Maryland
• Del. Jason Buckel and other elected officials oppose early release of Maryland inmates due to coronavirus.
• A sixth Allegany County residentdies from complications of COVID-19, as state cases climbed past 20,000.
4-27-20: 19,487 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County health officials report two new cases of COVID-19, increasing the count to 115.
• Allegany County is among 18 areas in Maryland eligible for disaster household distribution emergency assistance in the form of food during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
• From morale and fundraising to recruitment and retention of volunteers, fire departments feel the negative impact of the pandemic from all angles.
4-26-20: 18,581 cases in Maryland
• Two more residents of the Cumberland Healthcare Center die from complications of COVID-19, bringing the death toll at the facility to four.
• Mineral County health officials confirm two more residents tested positive for COVID-19, raising the case count to 14.
4-25-20: 17,766 cases in Maryland
• Mineral health officials say an employee of Dawnview Center in Fort Ashby, West Virginia, tested positive for COVID-19, Mineral County.
• The Allegany County Farmers Market on the downtown mall is set to open for the season May 7, the first Thursday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, with some restrictions in place.
• According to the Maryland Health Department, there are 1,150 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in the past 24 hours.
4-24-20: 16,616 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County health officials report 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 95. All of the new cases are related to the Cumberland Healthcare Center.
4-23-20: 15,737 cases in Maryland
• One week after state officials were called for help, the number of COVID-19 cases at a local nursing home are five times larger.
• Allegany County health officials report 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 95.
4-22-20: 14,775 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County health officials reported 19 new cases of the new coronavirus Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total to 82.
• An 11th Mineral County, West Virginia, resident has tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Wednesday.
4-21-20: 14,193 cases in Maryland
• A third Allegany County resident has died from complications of the new coronavirus. Allegany County health officials said the woman in her 90s was a resident of the Cumberland Healthcare Center who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.
• West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice closed schools for the rest of the academic year over concerns about the coronavirus.
• City officials agreed to move forward with the creation of a COVID-19 small business relief fund.
4-20-20: 13,684 cases in Maryland
• The Allegany County Health Department reports 25 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 59.
4-19-20: 12,830 cases in Maryland
• A Hampshire County, West Virginia, man dies from complications of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 20.
4-18-20: 12,308 cases in Maryland
• An Allegany County man in his 70s has died from complications of COVID-19. He was not a resident of the Cumberland Healthcare Center where at least nine patients and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
• An executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan, that requires Marylanders to wear masks or face coverings when inside any retail establishment, including grocery stores and pharmacies, or when riding any form of public transportation, takes effect.
4-17-20: 11,572 cases in Maryland
• The Maryland National Guard is part of a team called to an Allegany County nursing home to help control the spread of COVID-19. The residents are not tested, because tests for the disease are not available.
• Maryland public schools will remain closed through May 15, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon says during a press conference.
• Due to regulations that pertain to COVID-19, operations at American Woodmark Corporation’s component plants in Mexico are suspended through April 30.
4-16-20: 10,784 cases in Maryland
• The Allegany County Health Department reports 31 people now have COVID-19, which marks the county's largest single-day rise in virus cases.
• The seventh case of COVID-19 in Mineral County is confirmed.
4-15-20: 10,032 cases in Maryland
• There are 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Allegany County.
• The Maryland State Department of Health reports an Allegany County resident was among COVID-19 fatalities at a Carroll County nursing home.
4-14-20: 9,472 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County health officials say two more residents test positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 20.
• Mineral County health officials report a sixth resident has tested positive for COVID-19.
4-13-20: 8,936 cases in Maryland
• The Allegany County Health Department confirmed the latest COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 18.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 17.
• The Mineral County Health Department reports a fifth confirmed case of COVID-19.
• An undisclosed number of residents at a West Virginia University dormitory complex have been ordered to self-quarantine after someone living there tested positive for the new coronavirus, the university said.
• Frostburg’s mayor and city council will explore holding its June 2 city election using mail-in ballots.
4-12-20: 8,225 cases in Maryland
• Maryland officials release ZIP code-level data on the spread of COVID-19 across the state, as the number of confirmed cases grow by the hundreds.
• The Allegany County Health Department refuses to identify the location of a long-term care facility where two staffers and one resident tested positive for COVID-19. There are now 14 confirmed cases in the county.
4-11-2020: 7,694 cases in Maryland
• Giant Company, which includes Martin’s grocery stores, announces changes, beginning Monday, to support social distancing practices designed to provide a safe shopping environment for customers and employees.
• The first COVID-19-related death is recorded in Bedford County.
• Mineral County, W.Va., health officials say a fourth resident has tested positive for COVID-19.
4-10-20: 6,968 cases in Maryland
• 33 people have died in Maryland in the past 24 hours.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports its 12th case of COVID-19, a female teenager that does not require hospitalization.
• The number of virus-related deaths is 138 in Maryland, 109 in Virginia and 33 in Washington, D.C., for a total of 280 fatalities.
4-9-20: 6,185 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County reports two new COVID-19 cases.
• Hunter Douglas production employees return to work.
4-8-2020: 5,529 cases in Maryland
• Maryland cases jump by 1,158 in past 24 hours. This is by far the largest one-day jump.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports its ninth case of COVID-19.
• Hampshire County officials confirm a third positive COVID-19 case.
4-7-20: 4,371 cases in Maryland
• The Allegany County Health Department reports its eighth case of COVID-19.
• Gov. Larry Hogan gives local health departments power to shut down businesses that don't follow guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19.
• A city man faces charges after he allegedly claimed he had the coronavirus then coughed in the direction of police officers attempting to arrest him Monday for an unrelated incident, Cumberland Police said.
• The Hampshire County Health Department confirmed the county’s first two positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
• Food banks and pantries across the Western Maryland region are adapting operating procedures to contend with the challenges of COVID-19 and a job-starved economy.
4-6-20: 4,045 cases in Maryland
• An online petition with nearly 1,700 signatures asks Gov. Larry Hogan to reconsider closing American Woodmark for the health and safety of its employees and the surrounding community
• The Allegany County Health Department reports its seventh case of COVID-19.
• Health officials report a third Mineral County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was employed in Allegany County.
• The Garrett County Health Department reports its fourth case of COVID-19.
• Maryland sees 436 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths in past 24 hours.
• West Virginia National Guard members who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic will be used to process mounting unemployment claims, Gov. Jim Justice says.
4-5-20: 3,609 cases in Maryland
• Maryland sees 484 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.
• West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has tightened restrictions on six counties in an attempt to curb coronavirus hotspots, including Monongalia, Kanawha and Harrison.
• Pope Francis is celebrating Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter’s Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.
4-4-20: 3,125 cases in Maryland
• Local police see fewer calls for service as people stay indoors per COVID-19 restrictions.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports a fifth local resident has tested positive for the disease.
4-3-20: 2,758 cases in Maryland
• The Allegany County Health Department reports a fourth resident has tested positive for COVID-19.
4-2-20: 2,331 cases in Maryland
• The Mineral County Health Department announces the county's first two confirmed cases of COVID-19.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports that a third resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a female in her 20s who has not traveled out of the region. She is self-isolating and has not required hospitalization.
• Researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh discuss a potential vaccine for COVID-19.
• Because of COVID-19, DelFest will not be held Memorial Day weekend.
• Maryland sees 346 new cases - the largest one-day increase so far.
• 36 Marylanders have died from the disease, and 582 others have been hospitalized.
• Maryland’s Board of Election Supervisors is expected to decide Thursday how the state’s primary election should be conducted — in person, by mail or possibly both — and make that recommendation to Gov. Larry Hogan, who will decide.
4-1-20: 1,985 cases in Maryland
• After being the last jurisdiction in Maryland to report a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Allegany County Health Department on Wednesday announces positive test results in two residents.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports its first case of COVID-19. The male, in his 60s, recently traveled to a neighboring state, has underlying medical conditions, and is hospitalized.
• Maryland sees 325 new cases in the past 24 hours - the state's biggest one-day jump.
• Allegany County officials say an internationally recognized Maryland health sciences company is in the process of establishing a research laboratory in Frostburg.
• The Allegany County Detention Center and Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services are continuing a full range of actions and precautions to prevent the COVID-19 virus from infecting staff and inmates.
3-31-20: 1,660 cases in Maryland
• An infectious disease specialist believes COVID-19 is in Allegany County despite no reported cases of the virus.
• Dorchester County announces its first positive COVID-19 case, making Allegany County the last jurisdiction in the state to report zero cases.
• There are 247 new cases in the state.
• The Allegany County Health Department reports that as of 8:30 a.m., the county still has no lab-confirmed positive test results. "However, please remember that testing supplies are still limited statewide and around the country. The absence of a lab-confirmed positive case does not mean that this disease is not present in our communities. Please continue to follow the directions of public health officials, and please comply with Governor Hogan's "Stay Home" executive order which we shared yesterday."
• Ahead of primaries and a special election in congressional District 7, the League of Women Voters of Maryland offers the nonpartisan online election resource VOTE411.org.
3-30-20: 1,413 cases in Maryland
• Gov. Larry Hogan issues stay-at-home order.
• Fire and EMS agencies in Allegany County are following new local and state protocol that self-quarantines patients who have mild to moderate symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.
• The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games.
3-29-20: 1,239 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County continues to report zero cases.
• Garrett County health officials say testing sites in the county have processed specimens from 109 people — three positive results have been returned, 50 were negative and 56 tests are pending.
• Five COVID-19 deaths were reported Saturday by the Maryland Department of Health, bringing the state total to 10. The victims were identified as a Prince George’s County resident in his 50s; a Charles County resident in his 50s; a Wicomico County resident in her 60s with underlying medical conditions; a Baltimore City resident in her 60s with underlying medical conditions; and a Baltimore City resident in her 80s with underlying medical conditions.
• Gov. Larry Hogan announces an outbreak at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, where 66 patients had tested positive. Eleven were hospitalized.
3-28-20: 992 cases in Maryland
• Allegany County continues to report zero cases.
• An 80-year-old Anne Arundel County resident became the fifth Maryland resident to die as a result of COVID-19, Maryland Department of Health officials said Friday night.
• The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials dug in for a long fight against the pandemic.
3-27-20: 774 cases in Maryland
• The Allegany Health Department this morning reports there are still no lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Allegany County.
• Maryland now has 774 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is an increase of 425 cases over the last three days.
• House leaders' plan for swift action on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic 's toll on the U.S. economy and health care system ran into complications Friday as a maverick conservative threatened to delay passage until most lawmakers return to Washington for a vote.
• British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
• In West Virginia, 1,855 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 76 positive, 1,779 negative and 43 tests pending, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources.
• U.S. coronavirus infections surged to top the world amid warnings that the pandemic is accelerating in cities like New York, Chicago and Detroit, while a record $2.2 trillion emergency package neared final approval Friday.
3-26-20: 580 cases in Maryland
• Gov. Larry Hogan announced tonight that Maryland has received a major disaster declaration from the federal administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The State of Maryland now has 580 confirmed cases of COVID-19—an increase of 157 new cases, which is by far the largest one-day increase to date.
• Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.
3-25-20: 423 cases in Maryland
• Gov. Jim Justice orders West Virginia public schools to remain closed through April 20 and extends filing deadline for income taxes to July 15.
• Maryland sees 74 new positive COVID-19 cases. Allegany remains one of two counties in the state with no reported cases.
• Sixteen people who either work or are residents of a Morgantown, West Virginia, nursing home have testing positive for COVID-19.
• The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and the health care system.
3-24-20: 349 cases in Maryland
• Because the COVID-19 situation is fluid, evolving and often chaotic, it’s difficult to get answers to basic questions, regarding test availability, from hospital, county and state officials.
• Effective Wednesday, UPMC Western Maryland’s hospital inpatient and outpatient visitation guidelines will shift from limited to restricted.
• The Allegany County Health Department, supported by UPMC Western Maryland, is considering when and where drive-thru COVID-19 test facilities could be installed.
• The Maryland Department of Health reports the state’s fourth death as a result of COVID-19.
• With 61 new COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours, today marks the biggest daily jump for Maryland since Tuesday a week ago, when 57 total cases were reported. Allegany, Dorchester and Kent are the only counties in the state to report zero positive cases.
• The Allegany County Animal Shelter has moved to adoptions by appointment only.
• In addition to the information routinely obtained during a 911 call or other request for Maryland State Police service, callers will be asked if they or anyone there has a fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or a cough.
• West Virginia is expecting delivery of 20,000 N-95 face masks Tuesday, with 10,000 more to be delivered on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice reported Monday night.
3-23-20: 288 cases in Maryland
• Effective 5 p.m., all nonessential businesses, organizations and establishments in Maryland must close.
• Allegany County is one of only three in Maryland without a reported COVID-19 case. Garrett County cases grew to three today, and Washington County has two.
• West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issues a stay-at-home order for West Virginians beginning 8 p.m. Tuesday.
3-22-20 244 cases in Maryland
• The mayor of Maryland's most popular beach destination wants vacationers to postpone their trips as the state attempts to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
•WVU Medicine institutes no visitor policy at all facilities beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 23.
3-21-20 190 cases in Maryland
• Local health officials say there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Allegany and Garrett counties, but nearby Washington County reported its first case.
• Three states with a combined population of 70 million are moving to restrict residents to their homes. California started Friday and New York and Illinois were to follow this weekend. Connecticut and Oregon were preparing to do the same.
3-20-20: 149 cases in Maryland
• West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice closes lodges and the famous Hatfield–McCoy Trails.
• Beginning at 5 p.m., the Cumberland Times-News closes its Baltimore Street office to all walk-in transactions.
• Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15 from April 15.
• “Avoid all playgrounds, pavilions, and anywhere that groups of more than 10 people may congregate," Gov. Larry Hogan said. "Please do not take this guidance lightly.”
3-19-20: 107 cases in Maryland
• West Virginia health officials announced three new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease late Thursday, bringing the state total to five.
Two of the cases were in Tucker County and the third in Monongalia.
• All Maryland shopping malls and entertainment venues are closed.
• The Allegany County Public Schools' Food Service Department will offer three meals per day for students, including breakfast, lunch, and a snack, beginning March 23. All meals will continue to be available at all 21 schools from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. All three meals may be picked up at the same time. As has been the policy this week, meals may be picked up by parents/students at any of the schools (even if they are not enrolled in that school) during the scheduled pick-up times.
• New Germany State Park's EGGstreme Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 has been canceled.
• The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is closed.
• W.Va. DNR cancels hunter education classes.
3-18-20: 85 cases in Maryland
• Maryland reports first COVID-19 death.
• The Allegany County Health Department suspends all in-person services.
• Allegany County Public Schools' Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade registration originally scheduled for April 2 and 3 at each home elementary school has been postponed. A make-up date will be announced in the coming days.
• Washington Street Library is closed through March 29.
• Allegany Arts Council is closed.
• The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce’s Lucky Ladies Night Out has been rescheduled to April 24.
• Allegany County will suspend its recycling program beginning March 20 at 4 p.m.
• Thursday’s Frostburg City Council meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in City Hall; however, members of the public will not be able to attend. The meeting will be streamed on the city’s Facebook page to comply with the Maryland Open Meetings Act.
• Senior centers in Allegany County have been closed in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean the agency has stopped taking care of its clients.
• Mineral County, West Virginia, Schools cancels the annual STEM Festival that was slated for March 28.
• Allegany High School class of 1950 luncheon, March 26.
• Allegany High School class of 1952 lunch, March 19.
• Allegany County Republican Club meeting, March 25.
• Genealogical Society of Allegany County meeting, March 19.
• LaVale Civic Improvement Association/Braddock Run Watershed Association, March 23.
• Celebrate the Spoken Word, March 21.
• Allegany High School class of 1966 lunch, March 19.
• GFWC of Romney Spring Extravaganza, March 28.
• Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival, April 4.
• Garrett County Community Action free tax preparation service, VITA, postponed until after March 31.
• Allegany College of Maryland: Unity Center March Madness Recruitment, March 19; Domestic Violence 101, March 25; Spring Transfer Fair, March 26; U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum trips, March 23 and 31; “Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” March 31; SpringFest Artisan and Crafter Fair, April 24-25.
3-17-20: 57 cases in Maryland
• All 50 U.S. states now have confirmed cases of the new coronavirus as West Virginia's governor announced the first positive test in his state.
• The Maryland April 28 primary will be postponed to June 2.
• All Maryland vehicle emissions inspection program sites will cease operations. The state's health and transportation departments will be repurposed as drive-through coronavirus testing centers.
• The Maryland Transportation Authority is closing all customer service centers and moving to 100% cashless tolling statewide.
• Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration hours will be reduced and all non-commercial drivers license tests are suspended.
• MARC Train service is reduced to 50%.
• Folks other than traveling passengers and employees should avoid BWI Marshall Airport. "We are eliminating check-in lines." Hogan said.
• The second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, will be postponed to some time in September.
• Gov. Larry Hogan orders that bars, restaurants, gyms and theaters statewide close their doors at 5 p.m.
• Cash and credit cards will not be accepted at any Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange as of 8 p.m.
• Dollar General’s corporate offices in Tennessee issued a statement “strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus.”
• Nursing home and care facilities throughout the region are restricting visitors.
• Gov. Larry Hogan orders Maryland’s six casinos, racetracks and simulcast betting facilities to shut down
• Gov. Tom Wolf announced all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will close for at least 10 business days beginning Monday.
• City officials canceled a mayor and council meeting set for Tuesday.
• Allegany College of Maryland extend its spring break to March 22 as it prepares to offer all credit courses remotely from March 23 to at least April 5.
• Garrett College extends spring break through March 29, then will transition to online course delivery.
• Maryland public schools will close beginning Monday.
• The Western Maryland Democratic Summit scheduled for March 20 and 21 has been canceled.