Dorchester County Health Department

*** Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information ***

Dorchester County COVID-19 Information

Dorchester County is in Phase 3 of Maryland's Vaccination Plan. All adults are eligible. Schedule an appointment for the Moderna vaccine at the Dorchester County Health Department.

If you would like for us to call you to schedule a vaccination appointment, please fill out our interest form: COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form
(Interés por la vacuna COVID-19)

To remove your name from our vaccine interest list, please complete this form: Unsubscribe from Vaccine Interest List

Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card or need proof of vaccination? Please visit and complete the online form to view and print your official vaccination record for free.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine priority groups and resources, visit


The most up-to-date local counts will be posted here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 5pm, except for holidays. You can view additional data at, which is updated daily and includes metrics such as positivity and case rates.  

*Due to continued issues with the reporting system, DCHD is not able to report the number of active cases at this time. We apologize and thank you for your understanding!*

9/20/2021 COVID-19 Statistics in Dorchester County

  • Number of Confirmed Cases: 3986
  • Number of Active Cases: *Unable to report at the time.
  • Number of Deaths: 61
  • Number of Patients Currently Hospitalized: 7


Confirmed Cases: The total number of Dorchester County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Active Cases: The number of confirmed cases currently being monitored by the Health Department.
Deaths: The total number of Dorchester County residents who have died from COVID-19.
Patients Currently Hospitalized: The number of confirmed cases currently admitted to the hospital.


Dorchester County Reopening Status: Stage Three
For the latest information about the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, including guidance and best practices for gradual reopening, please visit:

For Maryland Department of Health information and resources about COVID-19, please visit:

For the most up-to-date local information, please follow Dorchester County Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness Facebook page:

COVID-19 is thought to be able to spread like the cold or flu through:

  • Coughing and sneezing, which creates respiratory droplets

  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting 

  • Diarrhea
  • In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The vast majority of people recover from this infection. Most people will have mild or moderate symptoms. Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes have a greater risk for more serious illness.

If you start to develop the symptoms listed above, please call your primary care provider.  If you do not have a health care provider, call Dorchester County Health Department at 410-228-3223.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency, such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face.  Notify the operator if you think you might have COVID-19.

For general questions
about COVID-19:

Dorchester County Health Dept:
Phone: 410-228-3223
(Monday-Friday 8am-430pm)
Facebook: DCHD Emergency Preparedness

Maryland Call Line: 211
(available 24/7)

UMMS Nurse Call Line:
(available 24/7)

PRMC Nurse Call Line:

For guidance on the Governor’s Executive Orders:

Dorchester County
State’s Attorney’s Office

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