Daily COVID-19 Update

There will be no drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Monday, September 6 due to the Labor Day holiday. The Allegany County Health Department announced that drive-thru testing will resume next Wednesday, September 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allegany County Fairgrounds Ag Pavilion, 11400 Moss Avenue, Cumberland.

Regular hours for the testing clinic are Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is needed, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged to minimize wait times at the clinic. Pre-registration can be done online any time prior to coming to the clinic by going to health.maryland.gov/allegany and clicking on the pre-registration link under “COVID-19 Information” on the right side of the page.

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue every Wednesday on the ground floor of the Allegany County Health Department main building, 12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland. From 9 a.m. to noon both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines are offered for those age 18 and older. Then, from 1 to 4 p.m. the Pfizer COVID vaccine is offered for those age 12 and older. No appointment needed. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

As of September 2, 42.5% of Allegany County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 62.0% of all Marylanders.

Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of September 2:

• New COVID Cases: 64 (cumulative total 7,783)

• Additional Deaths: 1 (cumulative total 218)

• Cases Per 100,000 Population: 42.81 (Maryland: 20.06)

• Positivity Rate: 9.33% (Maryland: 4.89%)

For the period of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, through Thursday, September 2, 2021, ACPS had two situations that met the definition of a cohort or classroom outbreak by the Maryland Department of Health. One was in an extracurricular organization at Allegany High School, and one was in a classroom at Braddock Middle School. In both of these cases, the definition of outbreak was met due to two individuals in the cohort testing positive for COVID-19. There was no quarantining of students in the classroom as a result of an outbreak.

ACPS had four staff members reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time. An additional four staff members were quarantined due to a close contact with a positive person, and eight staff members were identified as having COVID-19 symptoms.

ACPS had 31 students absent from school during this time due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, and 200 students were quarantined due to a close contact with a positive person. This includes students who were identified as a close contact to an infected family member, a close contact on the school bus, and in extra-curricular activities. There were no classroom close contacts reported. An additional 111 students were identified as having COVID-19 symptoms.

There were 42 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grant County since Friday

12 from Grant County Schools.

1,704 Total COVID Cases

• 1394 Confirmed Positive COVID cases

• 310 Probable COVID cases (Probable cases are those that have a positive result from a rapid antigen test).

• 1,500 Total Recovered

• 172 Active Cases (4 hospitalized)

• 28 Deaths listed as COVID related

Pfizer Vaccine available for all age 12 yrs. and older,

or Moderna for anyone age 18 or older

Grant County Health Department

Call 304-257-4922

Call Mt. Storm Health Center for more information on their COVID vaccine availability and dates

Call 304-693-7616

Testing also available:

Grant Memorial Hospital COVID testing: Call 304-257-1026 ext. 2361

Mondays and Thursdays 6:00 am- 9:00 am and 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

By Appointment:

Grove Street Health Care Center 304-257-2451 or

Mt. Top Medical Center 304-693-7616.