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Cecil County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus - Updated for June 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Post Date:06/17/2020 10:48 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.

The next JIC update will be on Wednesday, July 1th. Please contact your local agencies with specific questions or inquiries in the interim. COVID-19 statistics for Maryland and Cecil County can be viewed at

June 24, 2020

ELKTON, MD. – To date, as reported by the Cecil County Health Department, there have been 476 (+10 from 06/17/20) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cecil County, and 345 (+19 from 06/17/20) of those confirmed cases have been released from isolation. There are 36 (no change from 06/17/20) COVID-19-related deaths in Cecil County.

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 continue to wear a mask when necessary, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, sanitize frequently touched surfaces, and sneeze/cough into a tissue or your elbow.

Cecil County Health DepartmentCCHD FREE TESTING BMHS
A free community-based, drive-through testing event will be held on Wednesday July 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bohemia Manor High School, located at 2755 Augustine Herman Hwy., Chesapeake City, MD. Residents who are interested in being tested for COVID-19 should contact the Cecil County Health Department at 410-996-1005 to schedule an appointment. No doctor’s orders are required and residents do not have to be symptomatic to be tested. Residents should bring identification.

This event is an initiative of the Cecil County Health Department, in partnership with the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services and is part of a broader initiative to expand access to testing for vulnerable residents in Cecil County and the broader community in the coming weeks and months.

"Expanded access to testing is critical to safely reopening the county. Testing helps us to identify where cases exist in the community so that we can quickly treat and isolate sick individuals, identify individuals whom the sick came into contact with through contact tracing, and quarantine them to prevent wider spread of COVID-19 in the community,” stated Lauren Levy, Health Officer for Cecil County.

For additional information on COVID-19, visit the Cecil County Health Department’s web page at or call the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 410-996-1005 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with any questions.

Cecil County Election Office
The Cecil County Election Office reminds candidates from that state law requires that all campaign signage must be removed/taken down within seven (7) days after the primary election. Please contact the Elections Office with any questions: 410-996-5310.

Cecil County Social Services
If customers need to reach a department for services, they should call 443-945-8613 and a worker will take the information and provide it to the correct department. Someone from the proper department will then call the customer back.


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:

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

Cecil County Government
Cecil County Government (CCG) remains committed to protecting the health and welfare of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining essential, core services to the constituents of Cecil County. To safely and incrementally move County operations forward, CCG will reopen County work sites to the public, by appointment only, for essential County business. Therefore, the following protocol is effective beginning June 8, 2020, until further notice:

  • Public access to County work sites is limited to appointment only, with as much business as possible being conducted electronically or by telephone.

To maximize social distancing, employees in telework-eligible positions are to continue to work remotely as much as possible. Employees in non-telework eligible positions will report to the work site. All employees at work sites are to follow health and safety protocols for COVID-19.

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. 


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

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