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Cecil County Schools to Require Masks for Students, Staff to Keep Schools Open Despite High COVID Rates, Low Vaccinations; 2 Politicians Fuel Anti-Mask Furor

August 25, 2021

Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) will require students and staff to wear protective masks indoors, and on school buses, when classes resume on 9/1/2021, Schools Superintendent Jeff Lawson announced Wednesday (8/25/2021) in a video posted online. The masking rules are in response to high rates of COVID-19 infections in the county and rising counts...
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Smoke and Snooker, Promises and Placeholders: Will the Real Cecil County Budget Please Stand Up?

May 19, 2021

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger’s proposed Fiscal 2022 budget, which will go before local residents at a public hearing on Thursday (5/20/2021), has become an ever changing list of promises and wishes—and a challenge to the County Council to figure out what is real or imagined. In addition, budget worksessions before the...
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COVID-19 Virus Slams Calvert Manor Nursing Home, National Guard to Help; Elkton, Rising Sun Local Virus Hot Spots, Map Shows

April 12, 2020

A sudden onslaught of COVID-19 cases at Calvert Manor nursing home in Rising Sun, with patients and staff testing positive for the virus, prompted emergency steps Saturday to bring in a special state medical “strike force,” including the National Guard. And new zip code data released Sunday by the state show Elkton and Rising...
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BULLETIN: Cecil County Records First Fatality from COVID-19 Virus; Elderly Man Dies at Union Hospital

March 31, 2020

Cecil County has recorded its first fatality from the COVID-19 virus, which claimed the life of an 80-year old man at Union Hospital on Tuesday (3/31/2020), county sources said. Statewide, the lethal virus had claimed the lives of 18 people as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday (3/31/2020), according to a daily update by the...
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Ex City Pharmacy Top Dispenser of Opioids in Cecil County, Third in State, DEA Data Show

July 23, 2019

A CECIL TIMES Special Report NEWS ANALYSIS It almost seems like ancient history in the long battle over opioid drug abuse in Cecil County to see newly disclosed federal statistics on the flood of painkiller pills from 2006-2012, when more than 36 million pills were dispensed in the county—or enough to supply 51 pills...
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