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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Fee’s Waived at Queen Anne’s County Transfer Stations for Storm Debris

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Fee’s Waived at Queen Anne’s County Transfer Stations for Storm Debris

Residents have begun to clean up from Tropical Storm Isaias that went through our area this week. Queen Anne’s County Department of Public Works announces ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Emergency Operations Center Activated August 4

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Emergency Operations Center Activated

 

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, Director Scott Haas has announced that the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 4th i...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

QAC County Ride will Suspend Services Tue Aug 4 due to weather

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Due to the impending tropical storm all County Ride services will be suspended for Tuesday, August 4. County Ride will provide emergency transport under the direction of Queen Anne’s Emergency Operations Center tomorrow.

Available services for We...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Isaias

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Isaias

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services continues to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias and urges residents to prepare. We have the ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Hurricane Isaias

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Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Hurricane Isaias

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, urges Queen Anne’s County residents to prepare as we closely monitor the track of Hurricane Isaias.

We understand that your p...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Public Health Changes to County Beaches and Fishing Piers

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Public Health Changes to County Beaches and Fishing Piers

The County Commissioners voted at their June 23 meeting to implement operational changes at certain county beaches due to Public Health and sanitation concerns. Due to a compelling interest to mitig...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Will Enter Next Phase of Stage Two in the Roadmap to Recovery Starting Friday, J

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Queen Anne’s County Will Enter Next Phase of Stage Two in the Roadmap to Recovery Starting Friday, June 12

 

Queen Anne’s County announces they will be following the latest guidance from the state of Maryland announced yesterday...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Be Prepared for the Effects of COVID-19 on 2020 Hurricane Season

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Be Prepared for the Effects of COVID-19 on 2020 Hurricane Season

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services is updating response procedures to include COVID-19 as we plan for the 2020 hurricane season, and encourages everyone to do the ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

QAC Back to Business

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Back to Business in Queen Anne’s County

Queen Anne’s County begins Phase Two of the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery and announces the development of additional resources for businesses that are allowed to re-open this Friday, June 5th at 5...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Chesapeake College Alternate Testing Site Transitions to Mobile Testing for Queen Anne’s County Resi

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Chesapeake College Alternate Testing Site Transitions to Mobile Testing for Queen Anne’s County Residents

Queen Anne’s County announces the transition of the alternate testing site located at Chesapeake College after Friday, June 5, 202...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

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Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

Queen Anne’s County is ready to assist our restaurants and bars in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order which allows for the reopening of outdoor dining this Frid...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Announces Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund

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Queen Anne’s County Announces Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund

Queen Anne’s County announces the Queen Anne’s County Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund to assist local businesses that are in need during the...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

More Frequently Asked Questions

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There are a lot of questions and concerns from our businesses regarding stage one reopening. We have put together a lists of frequently asked questions.

Do I need to purchase expensive cleaning supplies/disinfectants for my store?

Unexpired household bleach...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

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Yesterday we sent a message to residents in Grasonville to stay in their homes due to police activity. We utilized social media and our Citizen Alert System.

We use our citizen alert system to notify residents quickly of emergency situations. The National ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Found Puppy in Grasonville

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On 5/14/2020 a husky mix puppy was found on Main St in Grasonville, MD and was brought to Animal Services in Queenstown, MD. The puppy is estimated to be 4-5 months old with no microchip. The puppy was found with a collar but had no contact information. I...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Guidance for Religious Institutions

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The Governor’s Recent Executive Order # 20-05-13-01 (complete order at: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Gatherings-SIXTH-AMENDED-5.13.20.pdf) indicated the following:

Religious Facilities. Subject to applicable Local Orde...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Stage 1

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There are a lot of questions and concerns from our citizens. We have put together a lists of frequently asked questions in regards to the start of stage one.

Are face coverings still required inside stores by the employees and customers?

Yes

Are face coverin...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Begins Stage One on Friday May 15 at 5pm

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Queen Anne’s County Begins Stage One on Friday May 15 at 5pm

Governor Hogan announced the start of Stage One in the Roadmap to Recovery for Maryland starting at 5:00 pm on Friday May 15th. The individual counties are empowered to make decisions o...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Where to Find COVIVD-19 Information for Queen Anne’s County

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Where to Find COVIVD-19 Information for Queen Anne’s County

There has been some confusion online with where to find correct and up to date information regarding COVID-19. When information is released for Queen Anne’s County, it comes di...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Announces Largest Jump in COVID-19 Positive Case to Date

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Queen Anne’s County announces the largest jump in reported positive COVID-19 cases to date. Today an additional six positive cases were reported bringing the total positive cases to 26.

While the numbers are still climbing, this is due in part, t...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Health Department Investigating Possible First Coronavirus Death

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Queen Anne’s County Health Department Investigating Possible First Coronavirus Death

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Queen Anne’s County Health Officer; Dr. Joseph A. Ciotola was informed of a death in our county related to COVID-19. Durin...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

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Queen Anne’s County Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

 

While the county has been responding to the Coronavirus, we realize that we have not taken the time this week to recognize our heroes working behind the scenes ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Ask a Commissioner, Monday April 20 at 5:00 PM

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The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are holding a special segment of Ask a Commissioner question and answer event with Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Dr. Ciotola on Monday, April 20, from 5-6.

QACTV Host, Bruce Grove will intervi...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Dr. Ciotola Urges Citizens to Follow CDC Recommendations and  Wear a Face Covering in Public

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CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Dr. Joseph Ciotola urges all Queen Anne’s County citizens to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to wear some type of face covering when they go out in public fo...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Return to Work after being Diagnosed with COVID-19

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Return to Work after being Diagnosed with COVID-19

People diagnosed with COVID-19 (confirmed by testing or based on clinical assessment and guidance)

  • Minimum of 7 days after symptom onset and
  • No temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater for 72 hours (no antif...
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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Alternate testing Closed Today due to weather 4/13

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The alternate testing site at Chesapeake College will be closed today due to weather (April 13, 2020)

Any patients scheduled for today will be tested Wednesday, April 15, 2020.


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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Experts are advising NOW is the TIME to STAY HOME!!!!

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Use your head — Slow the spread

All Marylanders are advised to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Av...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Identified as a Hot Spot, What it means.

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Queen Anne’s County Identified as a Hot Spot, What it means.

The inclusion of Queen Anne’s County in Governor Hogan’s list of “hot spot” areas does not mean a surge of positive COVID-19 cases above and beyo...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

NOTICE TO QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS

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NOTICE TO QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS

RELATIVE TO GOVERNOR HOGAN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 20.04.05.02

By Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D.

April 8, 2020

While most of our retail establishment...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Queen Anne's County Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services during COVID-19

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services wants you to know that we are still offering services during COVID-19.

We are still offering the following services:

Referrals to Inpatient / Outpatient Treatment

Resources

St...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

QAC Needs Masks for Employees

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Queen Anne’s County has a need for masks for employees in a variety of departments which must remain operational during these challenging times.  If you like to sew and have material you are willing to donate, we would love for you to u...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Alternate Testing Site will be closed Friday, April 10

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COVID-19 Alternate Testing Site will be closed Friday, April 10

The Alternate Testing Site at Chesapeake College will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 and reopen again Monday, April 13, 2020.

The drive through testing site was set up at Chesapeake Colleg...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER

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COVID-19 INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER

In Queen Anne’s County, did you know that we have an Incident Command Center that is working tirelessly to minimize the impact of COVID-19. We have been up and running for several weeks now. This...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Local Care Team Offering Virtual Meetings

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Queen Anne’s County Local Care Team Offering Virtual Meetings

The Queen Anne’s County Local Care Team (LCT) is here to help. We remain here for you during the COVID-19 health emergency. We are now offering Virtual Face-to-Face meeting.

T...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Route Changes to County Ride

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As of Wednesday, April 8, all fixed routes will be transitioning to a demand service only. What this means for our ridership is that while there will not be a bus making timed stops along these routes, you will still have the ability to get from one locat...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Resources for Queen Anne’s County Businesses

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Resources for Queen Anne’s County Businesses

Queen Anne’s County Economic Development and Tourism would like to let our small businesses know about updates and programs available during COVID-19

The Maryland Department of Commerce has a ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Unites to Slow the Spread, Reduce the Hospital Surge, and Save Lives

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Queen Anne’s County Unites to Slow the Spread, Reduce the Hospital Surge, and Save Lives

Our Queen Anne’s County community members are anxious, and frustrated with the social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions in place. Some of yo...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Donations Appreciated

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Donations Appreciated

The health department appreciates your donation of items that can be used in our fight against COVID-19. All donations must be new and be in its original packaging.

What supplies are on the list?

  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Medical Disposable Gowns
  • Dust...
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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Updated Numbers of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Queen Anne’s County

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Updated Numbers of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Queen Anne’s County

As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, we want to make sure everyone is aware of the current number of positive cases. We will no longer be sending out a press release f...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Important Route Changes from QAC Department of Community Services

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As of Wednesday, April 1, the following fixed routes, Annapolis AM/PM and Easton Overflow AM/PM, will be transitioning to a demand service only. What this means for our ridership is that while there will not be a bus making timed stops along these route, ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Update on Information that will be released from Queen Anne’s County

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Since March 21, 2020, Queen Anne’s County Maryland has reported five positive cases of COVID-19. The majority of Queen Anne’s County cases have not had travel history or a known connection with another positive case. This means that th...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Fifth Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

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Fifth Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

 

Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announces an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, M...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Additional Positive Cases of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

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Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announces two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, Friday March 27, 2020. This brings the total of confirmed cases to four....

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Child Care for Essential Personnel

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Yesterday the State of Maryland announced, beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 27, 2020, all child care programs are to be closed. During this State of Emergency, child care programs have been established by the State to serve only designated...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Information about Essential Services during COVID-19

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Contact information for Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services, Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services and Haven Ministries during COVID-19     

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Encourages Residents to Use Caution

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Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Encourages Residents to Use Caution

 

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Second Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

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Second Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

 

Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Mar...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CENTREVILLE Walgreens Closes Doors

CENTREVILLE Walgreens Closes Doors

CENTREVILLE - Corporate managers at Walgreens reported that an employee at their Centreville location was tested on Friday, March 20 for the COVID-19 virus and test results are pending. Queen Anne’s County Healt...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Questions and Concerns about Confirmed Case in Queen Anne’s County

Questions and Concerns about Confirmed Case in Queen Anne’s County

 

Earlier today, Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s Count...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

 

Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, S...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus

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PRESS RELEASE

March 20, 2020

Beth Malasky

bmalasky@qac.org

 

 

Queen Anne’s County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus

 

CENTREVILLE, MD. – There are ZERO confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus i...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

QAC Officials Restrict County Buildings to Minimize Risk of COVID-19

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QAC Officials Restrict County Buildings to Minimize Risk of COVID-19

CENTREVILLE - In order to minimize the risk to our staff and the public, County Government Buildings are being restricted to official and urgent business only. We encourage all citizens w...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Business Update and Resources for Queen Anne’s County

The Governor’s office released a statement that all restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theatres throughout the state must close as of 5pm today until further notice.  Drive-thru, Carryout and Delivery Options are still allowed to continu...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency, Expands Statewide Response to Novel Coronavirus

    

Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency, Expands Statewide Response to Novel Coronavirus

    

Three Confirmed Maryland Cases in Montgomery County, Patients In Quarantine And In Good Conditio...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Maryland Department of Health Approved for Testing for Novel Coronavirus Cases

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Press Release 3/3/2020 - Office of Governor Larry Hogan:

Maryland Department of Health Approved for Testing for Novel Coronavirus Cases

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s State Public Health Laboratory h...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

QACHS Students Complete Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

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 QACHS Students Complete Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training 

 

Seniors at Queen Anne’s County High School enrolled in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness class recently completed the first Com...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Maryland Fallen Firefighters Honored at National Memorial Service

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Media Contact: Donna Clark 240-723-0615 

Maryland Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at 

National Memorial Service on October 6 

EMMITSBURG, MD – The U.S. Fire Service will honor four firefig...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Animal Control Needs Your Help - 9/24/19

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On September 24, 2019 Queen Anne’s County Animal Control was dispatched for a report of an abandoned puppy. The six month old puppy was found on the side of Rt. 301 south bound in the area of Powers Lane, Millington. Anyone with information rela...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Friday Sept 20, 6:30 am

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The remains of Sergeant First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of the 82nd Airborne Division will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Friday, September 20th around 6:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 6:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to S...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Emergency Management Associate Graduates from

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Associate Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute 

Emmitsburg, MD- Joseph Cichocki graduated from the Federal Emergency Management...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

DES Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

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A few months ago we asked the public to help us update the Hazard Mitigation Plan by answering a survey. To read the updated plan go to www.qacdes.com and click on the Hazard Mitigation link on the left side.

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