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Cecil County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus - Updated for May 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Post Date:05/13/2020 1:13 PM


In early March 2020, at the request of County Executive Alan McCarthy, the Cecil County COVID-19 Joint Information Center (JIC) was formed as a means to provide consolidated and thorough information to the citizens of Cecil County. The JIC is comprised of more than 30 public information officials and communication leads for agencies throughout the county. The JIC is led by Jen Lyall, Public Information Officer/Cecil County Government, and Michelle Lloyd, Deputy Emergency Manager/Department of Emergency Services, with the support and direction of Chief Richard Brooks, Director of Emergency Services.

May 13, 2020

ELKTON, MD. – To date, as reported by the Cecil County Health Department, there have been 298 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cecil County, and 137 of those confirmed cases have been released from isolation. There are 19 COVID-19-related deaths in Cecil County.

Governor Hogan’s Office
Today at 5:00 p.m., Governor Hogan will provide an update regarding Stage One of his Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. The press conference can be viewed live on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube (live captioning available):

Cecil County Elections Office
By a simple click of a button, you can check your voter status and make sure your information is up to date! The last day to update you voter status in order to vote in the 2020 Primary Election is May 27, 2020.

If you need to update your status, do so here:

Cecil County Parks & Recreation – County and Municipal Parkscdc what i can control
Situations and circumstances in regards to COVID-19 restrictions change almost daily. Cecil County Parks and Recreation is working hand-in-hand with the Cecil County Health Department and the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services to provide constant and consistent guidelines for the safe reopening of public park resources. In light of Governor Hogan’s latest directives regarding recreation/park facilities, and after discussion with Cecil County Health Officer Lauren Levy and Director of Emergency Services Richard Brooks, as well as parks and recreation directors across the state and our municipalities, the County has decided to proceed in the following manner:

  1. Playgrounds remain closed
  2. Basketball courts remain closed
  3. Athletic fields remain closed
  4. Indoor recreation areas remain closed
  5. Restroom facilities, both portable and permanent, are posted: only one user at time.
  6. Pavilion picnic tables are posted: please sanitize before and after use.
  7. Boat ramps and fishing piers are open.

Regular updates as to when and what facilities the County plans to reopen will be provided as they occur. It is important to note that different resources will become available to the public during each phase of the Governors reopening plan. Please contact the Cecil County Parks & Recreation office if you have any questions or concerns:

Cecil County Public LibraryPaws For Reading
Practice your reading skills by reading to a specially-trained therapy dog in a one-on-one online meeting space on Thursday, 5/14 at 7PM. Grab a book at home or download an eBook from CCPL's digital library. Ages 4-11.

Click the image to register online!


Other important links for Cecil County agencies, relating to COVID-19:


Please visit your local municipality's website, and/or social media pages, for information specific to your town:NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2020

To stay current on developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus on the following federal and state websites:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Maryland Department of Health
  • The Office of Governor Hogan
  • Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

    Cecil County Government
    Though Cecil County work sites remain closed (except for essential employees), we continue to provide many services to the public. Citizens who have questions regarding Cecil County Government services should call 410-996-5200, and follow the directions given. The vestibule at the Administration Building remains open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to allow for drop-off and pick-ups for Permits, Finance, Housing, Purchasing, Land Use, and Public Works. Please make sure your documents are clearly marked with name/organization and contact information.

  • All Cecil County Solid Waste Management Division facilities are open for normal operations. This includes the Central Landfill, Woodlawn, and Stemmers Run Transfer Stations.
  • In addition, citizens are reminded that they can access the website, and follow on social media, to obtain further information and direction on items of interest.

COVID-19 continues to be a community-spread pandemic. Please remain vigilant and safe in your day-to-day activities as every person we come in contact with is a potential risk to our health. Please stay home when possible, continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands often, sanitize frequently Touched surfaces, and sneeze/cough into a tissue or your elbow.


Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government
410-996-8454 (office)

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