In memory of Congressman John Lewis, by Executive Order 02-2020, Cecil County Government flags have been lowered to half-staff for the time period beginning on July 20, 2020 and ending at sunset on the day of Congressman Lewis' interment.

Until further notice: Cecil County Administration Building is open by appointment only. Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Visit the Coronavirus Information page:

The legislative session of the County Council of Cecil County, Maryland, which had been scheduled on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, has been postponed because of the widespread outages caused by the hurricane.

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Cecil County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus - Updated for July 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Post Date:07/15/2020 11:30 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 22nd. 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

July 15, 2020

Cecil Health Masks

ELKTON, MD. – To date, as reported by the Cecil County Health Department, there have been 540 (+25 from 07/08/20) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cecil County, and 413 (+24 from 07/08/20) of those confirmed cases have been released from isolation. There are 37 (no change from 07/01/20) 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.

Governor Hogan’s Office
In a statement released earlier this week, Governor Hogan said, “While states across the country and in our region are experiencing spikes and outbreaks, Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to decline. However, we are closely monitoring some concerning trends, including increasing infection rates among young people. The positivity rate among Marylanders under the age of 35 is now 84% higher than Marylanders 35 and older.

An increasing number of COVID-19 cases have been connected to non-compliance with public health requirements, particularly in bars and restaurants. Bars and restaurants are open for seated service only with physical distancing and capacity restrictions. Standing and congregating in bar areas is strictly prohibited. In order to keep outperforming the nation and continue on our road to recovery, all Marylanders, regardless of age, must continue practicing physical distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding crowds and close gatherings."

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will hold a press conference today (07/15/2020) at 4:00 p.m. on Facebook, Twitter (@GovLarryHogan), or YouTube (live captioning available):

Cecil County Health DepartmentFree COVID-19 Testing Flyer 07152020
The Cecil County Health Department will hold Free COVID-19 Testing Events for the General Public:

  • Friday, July 17 & 24 from 8 am - 12 pm, Cecil College, 1 Seahawk Dr, North East, MD

  • Wednesday, July 22 from 8 am - 12 pm, Cecil County School of Technology, 912 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD

  • Tuesday, July 28 from 8 am - 12 pm, North East VFW, 815 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD

  • Saturday, August 1 from 9 am - 3 pm, Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD

  • Tuesdays in August from 3 pm - 7 pm, Cecil County VEIP Station, 1644 Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD

  • Saturday, August 15 & 29 from 8 am - 12 pm, Cecil County VEIP Station, 1644 Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD

Cecil College
Cecil College has released its Return to Campus plan. The full plan can be viewed at

Cecil County Circuit Court
Effective Monday, July 20th the Circuit Court will move into Phase 3 of their reopening plan. The Clerk’s office will be open to the public with the following guidelines:

Access to Clerk’s Office:


  • The drop box will remain available at the front entrance and on the outside of the building by the exit doors.Visitors are encouraged to use the drop box instead of visiting the Departments.
  • General questions can be emailed to:

Land Records/Recording (No more than 2 customers will be permitted at the counter at a time**)


  • The Land Records staff will continue to process all instruments, both electronic and paper, daily to prevent a backlog.
  • Visitors will not need to make an appointment.If the customer needs one-on-one service, to include instant recordings, at the counter, staff will be available, but there will be a three (3) transaction maximum per visit.

Title Search Area

  • Open to the public with no more than 3 visitors at a time will be permitted in this area.

Licensing Department (No more than 1 customer will be permitted at the counter at a time**)

410-996-5380 or

  • Marriage Licenses, Business Licenses, Copy Requests – use mail, email or drop box for all requests. Documents can be picked up at the door at certain times each day.(If assistance is needed – an appointment will be scheduled)
  • Marriage Ceremonies – by appointment only – couple only – no guests
  • Notary Commissions/renewals – by appointment only

Criminal 410-996-5373 ~ Civil Department 410-996-5377

  • No more than 2 customers at the counter at a time**
  • Visits limited to 10 minutes or less

**If the offices are at the permitted maximum capacity, please wait in the hallway and practice social distancing.

Cecil County Public Schools
Carver Center (Central Office) will be closed through July 29 due to concerns regarding coronavirus exposure. All staff will work remotely during this time.

Cecil County Public Schools continues to work on re-entry plans for the 2020-2021 school year. More details will be available as they are provided.

Cecil County Public Library
Cecil County Public Library is continuing with contactless pick up and preparing to reopen though a date has not yet been set.

Live, online programming for all ages is available and the public is encouraged to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. 

Cecil County Department of Community Services
Free Virtual Workshop for Family Dementia/Alzheimer's Caregivers brought to you by the Cecil County Department of Community Services- Aging and Disability Division Presenters: Sarah Murray, Ana Williams & Morgan Deweese.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence –based educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. This seven-week series of  90 minute classes will explore a variety of self-care tools designed to help you!

This class will focus on providing education to Family Caregivers of a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease.

The program will be held Tuesdays, August 4th- September 15th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., via Zoom Video Conference. Registration is required. To register: please call 410-996-5295, Opt 1 or email:


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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