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Allegany County COVID Rate still below 2%

March 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The CDC has introduced a Quarantine and Isolation Calculator to help those who have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19 determine how long to quarantine or isolate.  You can find this free and easy-to-use tool at

It is important to note that the Q&I calculator does not apply to individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and those who are in high-risk settings such as congregate facilities or hospitals.  Immunocompromised individuals should seek advice from their healthcare providers regarding isolation and quarantine, and those in high-risk settings should follow the protocols for their specific facilities.


The Allegany County Health Department continues to offers free COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals ages 12 and older on Wednesdays at the Allegany County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  No appointment is needed for first and second doses of Moderna vaccine (age 18+) and first, second, and booster doses of Pfizer vaccine (age 12+).  Appointments are recommended for the Moderna booster vaccine and individuals may schedule an appointment by visiting and clicking on the preferred clinic date.


For assistance registering for an appointment, county residents can call the COVID-19 call center at 240-650-3999. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are also widely available at local pharmacies, urgent care clinics, and some primary care providers. 


Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is still being offered at the Allegany County Fairgrounds (11400 Moss Ave., Cumberland) on Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.




  • CDC COVID-19 Community Level:  Low
  • New COVID Cases This Week: 23 (cumulative total 17,072)
  • Additional Deaths This Week: 1 (cumulative total 356)
  • Cases Per 100,000 People: 4.67 (Maryland: 4.53)
  • Positivity Rate: 1.93% (Maryland: 1.45%)
  • Percentage of County Population Fully Vaccinated: 55.5%