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BREAKING: Health Department Confirms Two More COVID-19 Cases in Allegany County

April 4th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department reports that two more Allegany County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, making a total of six.

The fifth overall case is a man in his 80s who has not traveled out of the region. He has underlying medical conditions and is currently hospitalized.

The sixth case is a man in his 70s who has not traveled out of the region. He has not required hospitalization.

16 Responses to “BREAKING: Health Department Confirms Two More COVID-19 Cases in Allegany County”

  1. April 05, 2020 at 9:08 am, Mark said:

    Found on Facebook: (name deleted) “Someone from the local paper (Cumberland Times News) PM’d me after I shared a petition from an American Woodmark employee that asks for their 500 employee cabinet business be closed due to the virus (it closed for a day until Del. Mike McKay intervened with Gov. Hogan to get it re-opened) The workers are worried because they work in large groups in confined spaces and also fear spreading the virus to family members, some of whom have serious health issues of their own. Times News asked if I could direct them to the worker for an interview, but as I suspected the worker msg me they can’t risk coming forward as they will probably be fired. I let the Times know that with this msg. :”I recieved a msg from the person that started the petition and they state that they do work at American Woodmark, but as I suspected, they fear they will be fired if they come forward. I wish you would do a story on this anyway and at least ask Woodmark to justify WHY they feel they can endanger their workers AND the public at large. Though I understand the Times News Editors are also often too chickenshit to offend a local business or local big shot. Guess more people will just have to get sick (& maybe die) because of local b.s. politics. A shame.”


    • April 06, 2020 at 2:09 am, Joe Wellberg said:

      > I have seen another petition about another facility of American Woodmark. I conclude both are not by employees of American Woodmark. Their stock hasn’t gone to $0. I conclude it is a coordinated plot to destroy jobs in General. The unemployment checks are being held up for weeks. Keeping open the plant is a good idea. Adding medical masks would also work. In WW2 the big automakers started military manufacturing. Then after WW2 the big 3 started a permanent military manufacturing division.


    • April 06, 2020 at 2:11 am, Joe Wellberg said:

      > Who would start a petition to close down American Woodmark and boycott it. Their competitions from abroad. Also a partnership with critics of workfare and radical leftist terrorist.


      • April 06, 2020 at 7:20 am, Mark said:

        > Yes, a Commie/Demo-rat plan to destroy ‘Merica!! And you talk about a tin-foil hat crowd!! LMAO!!!


  2. April 05, 2020 at 11:16 am, mac said:

    It’s business as usual.


    • April 05, 2020 at 3:31 pm, Ken said:

      > Business as usual needs to change. Walmart is limiting the number of people who can enter the building at any one time, Martins is also taking steps to protect their workers. Both stores are essential to keeping ourselves and our community fed.

      Conversely, American Woodmark is the perfect example of a non-essential business. We will survive without their products for as many months as we need to without any real sacrifice.

      As to today, we have seven confirmed cases here but we all know that the number of infected people is significantly higher.

      We will either get serious and control this pandemic or we will face elevated mortality rates while extending this economic downturn.

      Sadly, when we inject money into the mix, all common sense seems to fade away.


      • April 06, 2020 at 2:01 am, Joe Wellberg said:

        > When things return to normalcy it is happening in the next month and you can always stay in your bubble wrapped home wearing a tin foil hat while people go and make some money.


        • April 06, 2020 at 7:18 am, Mark said:

          > When you crave out huge exemptions to the stay in place rule, it’s like saying there’s a peeing area in the local swimming pool, and allowing these exemptions only PROLONGS the epidemic and the SHUT DOWN, which will lead to greater job loss & disruption, but you are obviously too f-in stupid to figure that out.


          • April 06, 2020 at 7:34 am, mac said:

            > There have been times in the past when I thought Joe was just being snarky and trolling everyone here. Seeing some of the things on here recently though I’ve decided that he really is not quite normal in his thought and speech. I think he truly believes those things that he writes. Sad.

        • April 06, 2020 at 7:57 am, Ken said:

          > Sorry, there is zero chance of what you think of a normalcy returning next month. In fact, it won’t be the month after either.

          This could happen but that would require a nationwide shutdown coupled with a complete lack of travel except for truly essential services.

          Further, things will not change until this country does implement those measures or we reach a point where the overwhelming majority of Americans are vaccinated with a vaccine that doesn’t exist yet.


          • April 07, 2020 at 11:01 am, Joe Wellberg said:

            > While we wait for a vaccine. The malaria pills will be used and people will go back to work over the objections of non federal officials. So people can still stay home and wear their tin foil hat

  3. April 05, 2020 at 12:03 pm, Gg said:

    Well I have an ex spouse who works there in a high up position and I will talk and tell all I know! This company is can we protect our community when they plant is open for business..cabinets are not essential!!


  4. April 06, 2020 at 8:04 am, Ken said:

    > Mac,

    With all due respect, every single one of us base our decisions on the information we have and believe. Joe is doing exactly the same thing we are but basing what he sees on different information.

    Let me be clear, nothing would give me more joy than being wrong. At the same time, the experts I am listening to are telling me what they predict. I suspect that Joe is getting his information from the mass media, of which OANN and Fox are part of while I am reading what epidemiologists are publishing.

    Now, where we get to decide which sources of information are correct is easy, the future will be the final judge. What then needs to happen is for those of us who were wrong to accept we were mistaken and learn from that.

    At that point Joe will either face reality with the rest of us or create a continuing reality of his own that will further distance him from having any credibility.


    • April 06, 2020 at 8:14 am, mac said:

      > Thank you Ken.

      Your statement, while implying the same thing, was probably more gently worded than mine.


      • April 06, 2020 at 11:23 am, Ken said:

        > I’m trying.

        In all honesty, I write a comment and go back and edit the heck out of it in an attempt to not sound like a loon.

        Sadly, I’m not sure I am reaching that goal. ;)

        These are tough times and a lot of us are pretty stressed. What I would like to think is that we can all pull together, as Americans, and work to see this through.


      • April 07, 2020 at 9:14 am, hollywood said:

        Mac, your gentle ? So are the lovely ladies on the school board. Don’t believe me ? Go ask Foote.


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