Dorchester County Health Department
*** Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information ***
For all COVID-19 inquiries, such as scheduling an appointment for testing or vaccination, please call our new COVID-19 satellite office at 410-228-0235.
Pre-register online or call 410-228-0235 to schedule an appointment for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at the Dorchester County Health Department. For information about community vaccination clinics, please call 410-228-0235 as locations and times vary.
Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card or need proof of vaccination? Please visit MD.MyIR.net and complete the online form to view and print your official vaccination record for free.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and resources, visit covidlink.maryland.gov.
The most up-to-date local counts will be posted here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 5pm. You can view additional data at coronavirus.maryland.gov, which is updated daily and includes metrics such as positivity and case rates.
11/24/2021 COVID-19 Statistics in Dorchester County
- Number of Confirmed Cases: 4717
- Number of Active Cases: 78
- Number of Deaths: 74
- Number of Patients Currently Hospitalized: 2
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.
For Maryland Department of Health information and resources about COVID-19, please visit: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
For the most up-to-date local information, please follow Dorchester County Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness Facebook page: www.facebook.com/dorchesterhealthemergencypreparedness
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
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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
Maryland Call Line: 211
UMMS Nurse Call Line:
PRMC Nurse Call Line:
For guidance on the Governor’s Executive Orders:
State’s Attorney’s Office