Talbot County Health Department is currently planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 to expire on May 11, 2023. Addressing COVID-19 remains a significant public health priority for us. Below are changes that you can expect with the end of the PHE as well as links to resources.
Talbot County Health Department will continue to offer Covid-19 testing and vaccines at our main building 100 S. Hanson Street in Easton on a walk-in basis. Testing is available on Fridays only from 10 am-12 noon. Vaccines are available age 6 months and up on Fridays only from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm. Anyone 65 years of age or older is eligible for a booster as long as it has been 4 months since your last vaccine. Any person 12 years or older, who is severely immunocompromised is eligible for a booster as long as it has been 2 months since your last dose. For more information, call: 410-819-5641.
Covid-19 test kits are available at the local libraries in Easton at 100 W. Dover Street and St. Michaels at 106 Fremont Street and at the Health Department at 100 S. Hanson Street. Easton.
For updates on COVID-19 data, please visit the Maryland Department of Health’s new COVID-19 data page, https://health.maryland.gov/covid/Pages/Maryland-COVID-19-Data.aspx or the CDC, https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
The MDGOVAX Call Center Services has transitioned to 2-1-1 Maryland. Marylanders can receive information and referrals regarding COVID-19 resources by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898 211. STOP to end.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Marylanders who were enrolled in Medicaid continued to be covered, even if they were no longer eligible. Medicaid renewals will not be automatic this year. Starting in April 2023, Maryland began making Medicaid eligibility reviews again. These renewals will take place over 12 months. Learn more about the Maryland Medicaid Check-In here: https://health.maryland.gov/mmcp/Pages/MedicaidCheckIn-Participants.aspx
For assistance contact Talbot Department of Social Services at 410-770-4848.
SNAP Benefits returned to the eligible amount a household of your size received before the pandemic crisis at the end of February 2023. For local food resources click here.