Worcester County Notices and Closings
Stay at home order now in effect - No Marylander should be traveling outside of the state unless such travel is absolutely necessary. If you have traveled outside of the state, you should self-quarantine for 14 days. “We are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home—we are directing them to do so.” – Governor Larry Hogan
Shore Transit, a division of the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, is the public transportation agency for Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester. Shore Transit is still operating for essential transportation needs of our region, in compliance with Governor Hogan’s orders.
Fixed Route service is fully operational in all three counties and the city of Salisbury. The Origin to Destination (OTD) system for certified riders under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is continuing to support dialysis, medical appointments and essential travel for those who have no other transportation available. The Tri-County Council and Shore Transit will continue to serve our community within the constraints of the current situation.
All visitation for all inmates/detainees of the Worcester County Jail will be suspended until further notice per order of theWorcester County Commissioners. The entry to the facility is restricted with safety precautions in place.
Beach and Boardwalk Closed, Mayor & City Council Urge Visitors to Stay Home
Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) confirms second positive test for a case of COVID-19 in Worcester County on March 21, 2020.
Worcester County Health The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) confirmed the second positive test for a case of COVID-19 in Worcester County on March 21, 2020.Department confirmed the first positive test for a case of COVID-19 in Worcester County on March 19, 2020. Read More
Worcester County Government Office Closed to the Public, Services Still Available (March 19, 2020), in response to the current health emergency due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Worcester County Commissioners have closed the Worcester County Government (WCG) offices to the public. Read More...
Worcester County Government, the Central Landfill in Newark, and the Homeowner Convenience Centers throughout Worcester County are currently open to serve the public during standard hours of operation
Department of Social Services closed to the public
Worcester County Health Department buildings are closed to the public effective March 18, 2020. We are still working behind the scenes to protect our community.
Worcester County Recreation Center - View announcement
Worcester County Library (All Branches) - View announcement
Worcester County Circuit Courthouse - View announcement
Worcester County Jail Visitation Suspended - View announcement
Worcester County Commission on Aging has announced that the senior centers and the Adult Day Care are closed March 16-20. All other services will continue as scheduled.
State of Maryland Executive Orders
Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland No. 20-04-15-01 Requiring the Use of Face Coverings Under Certain Circumstances and Requiring Implementation of Certian Physical Distancing Measures
Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland No. 20-04-14-02 Facilitating Meetings of Stockholders of Maryland Corporation and Meeting of Sharelholders of Maryland Real Estate Investment Trusts by Remote Communications
A current list of all Maryland executive orders can be viewed at Governor Larry Hogan's Official Website
Worcester County Health Officer Rebecca Jones sends message to media regarding what residents should know about Coronavirus:
County Commissioner Chip Bertino partnered up with WCHD this week for a PSA on the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
County Commissioners issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency - Snow Hill, MD – (March 16, 2020), today the Worcester County Commissioners issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency effective immediately proclaiming the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a catastrophic health emergency in Worcester County. Read more...
Frequently Asked Questions: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Older Adults
Under Governor Larry Hogan’s direction, state agencies continue to develop comprehensive and coordinated prevention and response plans for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read more....
Maryland Department of Health Recommendations for Infection Control & Prevention of Covid-19 in Facilities Serving Older Adults
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), older adults have higher risks related to the COVID-19 disease, commonly known as the coronavirus (“COVID-19”).
The Maryland Department of Health (“MDH”) is publishing these recommendations to help deter the spread of COVID-19 among older adults. Read more...
Worcester Health opens call center for Coronavirus questions
(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department opened a call center Thursday, March 12, 2020, for questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Callers can reach the center during health department business hours (8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) by dialing 410-632-1100 option #8. General information on COVID-19 is available 24/7 through Worcester Health’s Public Information Line (410-632-4321) and WorcesterHealth.org. Read More...
Worcester County Health Department reparedness activities for emerging infectious diseases such as the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Read More...
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Maryland Business Express - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses
Worcester County is working to ensure all county businesses receive the resources they need to navigate our current health crisis. Follow the link to Worcester County Economic Development for information on financial assistance programs and business resources…