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T idewater Trader March 25, 2020 Page 34 COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING Queen Anne’s County Department of Health 410-758-0720 x 4509 Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening & Treatment Program Maryland Happy Birthday: Brittanie Kinder Fathead Madelyn Reni Paige Judge Susan Mike Abram Rusty Pritzlaff Jeanie Richardson Lynne Kristen Kastendike Chris Sargent Marshall Owings Dave DeBoer Billy Knotts Tyson Stansbury, Jr. Tylee Stansbury 2020 Dates to Remember The observance of all Jewish holidays begins at sundown the previous day. 2 Orthodox Lent Begins (Mon.) 8 Daylight Saving Time Begins (Sun.) 10 Purim (Tues.) 10 Holi (Tues.) 17 St. Patrick’s Day (Tues.) 25 Maryland Day (Wed.) March Did You Know? A lot of folks call the Osprey “Fish Hawk”. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to Close Temporarily The US Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the suspension of operations at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Center, effective March 20 th . The suspension of operations is supported by the State of Maryland. All trails will remain open to provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The Wildlife Drive will remain open and entrance fees are temporarily waived. The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and employees at Blackwater NWR is our number one priority. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. A reopening date has not been determined at this time. We will notify the public when we reopen these sites and provide updates on our website and social media channels. We urge our visitors to do their part when visiting and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick. Updates about Service’s response to coronavirus will be posted on the website www.fws.gov/home/public-health-update.html. F or information and updates, please visit www.fws.gov/refuge/Blackwater, or call 410-228-2677. UM Shore Regional Health Announces Changes to Laboratory and Imaging Services To meet evolving health care needs in response to COVID-19, University of Mary- land Shore Regional Health has announced changes in the delivery of outpatient laboratory testing and imaging services around the region. These changes go into effect as of Monday, March 23 rd . In all locations where services continue to be provided, waiting area seating may be limited or adjusted to support social distancing. The following imaging procedures are postponed at all outpatient locations: screening mammography, cardiac scoring CT scans, screening lung CT scans and ultrasound AAA screenings. Patients with scheduled appointments for these procedures are being notified by phone and new appointments will not be re- scheduled until further notice. All other imaging procedures with a medical necessity are being scheduled as needed; these procedures may be scheduled by calling 410-822-1000, ext. 2600. All imaging locations are open with regular operating hours. Changes to outpatient laboratory services, either walk-in or by appointment, are as follows: In Cambridge, the lab at Sunburst Plaza is closed. Regular and therapeutic blood draws are conducted at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. In Centreville, the lab at 2450 Centerville Road is closed; patients needing lab services are directed to the lab at UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. In Chestertown, the Roundtop lab is closed. Regular and therapeutic blood draws are conducted at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. In Denton, the lab at Shore Medical Pavilion at Denton remains open. In Easton, lab services offered at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center are un- changed; however, the lab on Teal Drive is closed. The lab in UM Shore Medical Center at Easton remains open for therapeutic blood draw only; patients are directed to the Diagnostic and Imaging Center. In Queenstown, the lab at Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown remains open. For more information about University of Maryland Medical System responses to COVID-19, visit www.umms.org/coronavirus. Check Out Tidewater Trader Online at www.tidewatertrader.com Sat, April 25th 1pm-4pm - Annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet at Bay Coun- try Moose Family Center #831 Lodge Hall, 6154 Main St., Queenstown; QAC NAACP Branch #7024; “A Look Back to Move For- ward”; Keynote speaker Rev. Kobi Little; $45/over age 18, $18/under age 18; Doors open 12pm; Food, singers, local ven- dors; Tickets must be purchased by April 1st; Call 443-480-5989, 540-819-3321 or 410-643-5514. Sat, April 25th 4pm - Mystic Fire: Music in Words, Words in Music at Kent Co. High School, 25301 Lambs Meadow Rd., Wor- ton; Chester River Chorale; For more infor- mation and complete details, visit the web- page www.chesterriverchorale.org. Sun, April 26th 3pm - Resonance Concert with Julia Mintzer at St. Paul’s Parish, Kent, 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd., off Rt. 20, Ches- tertown; For more information and com- plete details, call 443-480-8291 or visit the webpage www.stpaulkent.org. Sun, April 26th 8:30am - 10th Annual “Draw for Sight” Bicycle Poker Ride at Betterton Vol. Fire Co., 2 Howell Point Rd., Betterton; Registration begins 7:30am; Two routes: 36.8 or 60 miles through Kent County; 30/ April 1st-April 25th, $40/April 26th; Benefits Lions Club Sight Programs; All blind riders free; Go to www.chestertownlionsclub.org for registration form, ride rules & info; Reg- ister online at www.active.com. COVID-19 FLU COLD Incubation Period 1-14 Days 1-4 Days 1-3 Days Symptom Onset Gradual Abrupt Gradual Fever Common Common Rare Cough Common Common Mild to Moderate Fatigue Common Common Sometimes Runny Nose Sometimes Sometimes Common Nasal Congestion Sometimes Sometimes Common Diarrhea Sometimes Sometimes Rare Body Aches Sometimes Common Slight Sore Throat Sometimes Sometimes Common Headache Sometimes Common Rare Loss of Appetite Sometimes Common Sometimes Shortness of Breath Common Sometimes Mild Respiratory Issues Common Sometimes Sometimes COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Cold Contact your doctor with any questions about your personal health. Visit www.CDC.gov fo r updates on the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Check with Organizations for future scheduling of these postponed events