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City Pushes For Increased COVID Compliance

November 9th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Allegany County,
the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland would like to re-emphasize the
importance of continuing to wear face coverings and to practice social
distancing in order to keep everyone safer and to prevent the numbers
from increasing even more.
According to the latest bulletin from the Allegany County Health
Department, “The Allegany County case rate has reached 46.66 cases
per 100,000 population and remains the highest case rate in the state.
Maryland’s case rate stands at 15.54 cases per 100,000 population.”
With the number in Allegany County three times higher than the state
average, the Mayor and City Council stress the importance of following all
the CDC guidelines, as everyone needs to do their part if we are to stop
the spike of this virus – avoid gatherings, wear a mask when around
others, wash hands frequently, maintain six feet of distance from others,
and stay home if you are sick. These simple precautions will limit the
spread of COVID-19 and save lives.
“Please, stay home if you can,” said Mayor Raymond Morriss, “If you
must go out, always wear your mask and maintain as much distance as
possible from others. The numbers have been trending in the wrong
direction as of late and there is urgent need to protect the people in our