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Cecil County Virus Count up to 9 Cases, Statewide Tally Rises Sharply; Jobless Numbers Soar in Cecil, State Due to Biz Closings

March 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is expanding rapidly across Maryland, as the number of confirmed cases more than doubled in Cecil County—growing from 4 to 9 confirmed cases– and grew exponentially statewide in just a day. The economic toll of the virus also made its first measurable impact, with soaring applications for jobless benefits in the...
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Cecil County COVID-19 Cases Rise to 3, Local ‘Emergency’ Declared; Gov. Hogan Closes “Non-essential Business,” Offers Small Biz Aid

March 23, 2020

Cecil County now has 3 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, prompting County Executive Alan McCarthy to issue a “declaration of emergency” on Monday to accelerate county access to state emergency services and supplies programs. In addition, Gov. Larry Hogan ordered closure of all “non-essential businesses” while announcing several new programs to aid small...
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Cecil County Names New Health Officer with Top Credentials; State Opioid Program Cites Cecil as 2nd Highest OD Death Rate

May 15, 2019

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County will have a new, non-local Health Officer with impressive educational credentials and experience in public health issues, taking over an agency that has struggled to address the drug crisis even as a new state report shows the county again has the second-worst opioid overdose death rate in Maryland. Cecil County...
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Cecil County Health Dept. Considers Addicts’ Needle Exchange, After 3 Years of Talk; County Council Politically Wary but County Exec Backs Effort

August 14, 2018

The Cecil County Health Department is considering creation of a “clean” needle exchange program for intravenous users of illegal drugs, as a way to prevent HIV and Hepatitis C infections and reach addicts with treatment options. The idea was first broached to the County Council three years ago but no action was taken by...
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Cecil County Homeless Count at 193 (Maybe), Health Dept. Says; Drug Deaths at 21 This Year

May 24, 2017

Homelessness in Cecil County is nearly as high as Harford County’s figures, although Cecil’s overall population is half that of its nearest neighbor. And county Sheriff’s Office data on drug overdose fatalities so far this year shows 21 deaths, well on the way to a record number, according to testimony to the Cecil County...
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