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 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Post Date:07/22/2020 11:00 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 29th. 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 22, 2020

Cecil Health Masks

ELKTON, MD. – To date, as reported by the Cecil County Health Department, there have been 577 (+37 from 07/15/20) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cecil County, and 450 (+37 from 07/15/20) of those confirmed cases have been released from isolation. There are 38 (+1 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
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will hold a press conference today (07/22/2020) at 5:00 p.m. on Facebook, Twitter (@GovLarryHogan), or YouTube (live captioning available):

Cecil County Governmentcurbside payments
To limit the spread of COVID-19, Cecil County Government is offering curbside service at the Finance office at the County Administration Building, located at 200 Chesapeake Blvd in Elkton, for residents who choose to pay property taxes and other fees in person. County residents, and especially senior citizens and those with disabilities, are still strongly encouraged to pay by mail or electronically.

The curbside service, which coincides with the annual issuance of property tax bills, will begin on Monday, July 20th during regular business hours. Residents may pull up outside the administration building and park in the designated curbside spot, remain in their car, and call 410-996-3038 or look for an attendant. County staff will come to collect checks or money order payments only (no cash will be accepted curbside).

County employees will wear face coverings or masks and exercise COVID-related etiquette during the transactions. We ask that individuals where masks when interacting with our staff as well.

Cecil County’s Finance office inside the building remains closed to the public due to the pandemic. A drop box in the building vestibule and a locked drop box in the front of the building are still available, in addition to the new curbside service. If you would like to make a payment in cash, the Finance office is available by appointment only by calling 410-996-5385.

Cecil County Government has been operating throughout the COVID-19 crisis, with modifications where necessary to protect the public and county employees. For more information, visit the county website at

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:

  • 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 Public Schools
Carver Center (Central Office) will be closed through July 29th 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 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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