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Cecil County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus - Updated for May 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Post Date:05/19/2020 11:14 AM


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 21, 2020

ELKTON, MD. – To date, as reported by the Cecil County Health Department, there have been 346 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cecil County, and 186 of those confirmed cases have been released from isolation. There are 22 COVID-19-related deaths in Cecil County.

Cecil County Health Department
The Health Department has created a document entitled Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Other Organizations, and is available online at:

I-95 At Belvidere Road Transportation Improvement Study – Virtual Project Update
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is conducting a NEPA study to identify potential improvements to Interstate 95 (I-95), Belvidere Road, and other nearby transportation facilities between MD 272 and MD 222 in Cecil County, Maryland. The study area is within proximity of major Mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MDTA has created a virtual project update. Check it out online:

Beware of Coronavirus Contact Tracing Scams: Learn more…

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Counties
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Counties was recently featured on Good Morning America regarding emergency childcare for essential employees. A good portion of the footage was shot at the site in North East, Maryland. WOW! Take a look:

Cecil College
Did you miss the Cecil College Virtual Graduation? Check it out! Congrats to all graduates!

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Looking for a side gig? Interested in ways to capitalize on the #buylocal movement? Have a small farm you are ready to grow? Join us May 21 for a virtual class hosted by Cecil County Public Library to cover these topics and more!

National Public Works Week: May 17-23, 2020
The American Public Works Association (APWA) celebrates “The Rhythm of Public Works” as a reminder to all citizens that our communities are supported but a vastly knowledgeable group of people who work in symphony to provide essential services to the public to create great places to live.

Cecil County Government would especially like to recognize and show our appreciation for all employees in all divisions of the Cecil County Department of Public Works. Thank you for your dedication and expertise in keeping many of the services we all take for granted, moving, functioning, and in exceptional condition.




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


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

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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