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Caroline County Emergency Operations Center Moves from Partial Activation to Enhanced

Caroline County Emergency Operations Center Moves from Partial Activation to Enhanced:

Monday June 22, the Caroline County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) moved to Enhanced level, which will allow for core EOC staff to continue to monitor the situation while working from their normal offices outside of the EOC.

The EOC has been in partial activation since early March when the first cases of COVID-19 impacted the Eastern Shore. Partial activation level allowed core EOC staffing, plus additional staffing from agencies who were needed to help support the COVID-19 event, which required significant monitoring and resources.

What Does This Mean for Caroline County?

COIVD-19 cases are continuing to develop locally, and the County is continuing to monitor spikes, provide testing opportunities, and conduct contact tracing. Caroline County still strongly urges all residents to take the proper precautions regarding COVID-19. Continue to wash your hands, and wear masks when you are in public spaces. Together we can continue to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and avoid a significant second wave.

Food Services:

Local pop-up food distribution will still be available each weekend. For more information on when and where these pantries will be located, please call 410-479-5882.

Data Reporting Moving Forward:

Situation Reports (SITREPs) can be found on the www.carolinecovid19.org website under SITREP. The County published its last STIREP for the COVID-19 response on June 15, 2020.

Caroline County will continue to monitor and report COVID-19 cases in the County on the Department of Emergency Facebook until July 3, 2020. For daily case updates after that date, please continue to visit www.carolinecovid19.org.

The Caroline County Health Department will be taking over responsibility for the county testing plan, with the support of the EOC. Updates on testing will continue to be posted on the COVID-19 website and the Caroline County Health Department Facebook page facebook.com/Caroline.County.HealthDepartment.

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS

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.