Deaf & Hard of Hearing

News Alerts

Commissioners' Statement re: First Case of COVID-19 in Caroline County (March 21, 2020)

The Caroline County Commissioners share a message regarding the County's first case of COVID-19. They ask for the community's help in stopping the spread of the virus.

Governor Hogan Announces Further Actions To Slow The Spread of COVID-19 (March 19, 2018)

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Caroline County Commissioners Declare Local State of Emergency (March 17, 2018)

Caroline County Commissioner Larry Porter discusses the County's local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus. Video includes American Sign Language (ASL).


Visual representation of the importance of social distancing to "flatten the curve"

(Washington Post)

Facebook Group: Live Access ASL

(Interpreting services for live broadcasts that are not accessible)

Information about maintaining accessibility during press releases and while conducting business in virtual formats

(National Association of the Deaf)

ASL Video: COVID-19 Self Observation

(New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services)

ASL Video: COVID-19 General Information

(Minnesota Department of Health)

ASL Video: What Does Flatten the Curve Mean?

(Deaf in Scrubs with Dr. Zach and Ian)


Caroline County uses the CodeRED alert system to notify residents in emergency situations. We encourage ALL residents to sign up. However, it is particularly important if you only use a cell phone. By signing up, you grant permission to Caroline County government and its allied agencies to contact you via email, text, or voice call in the event of an emergency.