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 Mt. Storm Health Center for more information on their COVID vaccine availability and dates
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
Grove Street Health Care Center 304-257-2451 or
Mt. Top Medical Center 304-693-7616.