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Tri-County area awarded grant to support a Crisis Stabilization Project

Snow Hill, MD - The Worcester County Health Department, in conjunction with Wicomico and Somerset County Health Departments, has received grant funding from the Opioid Operational Command Center, in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. This $532,109 award supports the Crisis Stabilization Project. 

Worcester residents urged to prepare for tropical storm conditions

Turn Around Don't Drown

September 5, 2019, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for the Worcester County area. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to impact the Eastern Shore now through Friday evening.

Expect prolonged periods of rain up to two inches, mild to moderate flooding, and winds of up to 45 mph inland and 55 mph along the coast. WCES personnel strongly encourage area residents and visitors to take precautionary measures at this time.

Commissioners proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple

Commissioners proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple

Photo w/caption: September 3, 2019, the Commissioners join with Debbie Smullen, the Worcester Goes Purple event coordinator for the Board of Education (BOE), and team partners from the BOE, Atlantic General Hospital, Health Department, Worcester County Warriors Against Opioid Addiction, and Senator Mary Beth Carozza’s office to proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple as part of National Recovery Month and to echo the theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We are Stronger,” recognizing that mental and substance use disorders, including co-occurring disorders, can be overcome with

September is Suicide Prevention Month

 September is Suicide Prevention Month

Photo w/caption: September 3, 2019, the Commissioners join with Jesse Klump Memorial Fund President Kim Klump and Board Secretary Ron Pilling, Health Department Planning, Quality and Core Services Director Jennifer LaMade, Susan Schwarten of the Governor’s Commission on Suicide Prevention and other health professionals to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Month in Worcester County and to invite the public to participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide on September 21 at Caroline Street on the boardwalk in Ocean City.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, September 2

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, the Central Landfill in Newark, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019, for the Labor Day holiday. 
Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke City will be open during standard hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 3. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Worcester County Honors Volunteer Spirit

August 21, the Commissioners and Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley recognized eight individuals and nonprofit organizations during the annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards dinner ceremony at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Volunteers were nominated by their peers in one of eight categories: individual, member of a board, Worcester County employee, group or team, faith-based, nonprofit volunteer program, veteran, and lifetime achievement.

Public invited to attend Worcester County Hazard Mitigation Plan update meeting September 16

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and invite citizens to a September 16, 2019 meeting to voice their concerns about natural and manmade emergencies that have the potential to impact the Lower Eastern Shore. The meeting is free, open to all residents, and will take place at the Pocomoke City Department of Emergency Medical Services, which is located at 137 8th Street in Pocomoke City, from 10 a.m. to noon.