Dorchester County Health Department
*** Coronavirus Disease (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.
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 MD.MyIR.net 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 covidlink.maryland.gov.
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 coronavirus.maryland.gov, 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
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