Latest news & announcements

July is National Park and Recreation Month

Snow Hill, Maryland (July 7, 2020): The Commissioners join with Recreation and Parks Director Kelly Rados to recognize July as National Park and Recreation Month and to encouraged residents and visitors to head outdoors to explore the parks, trails, playgrounds, and natural areas at Worcester County parks to reap the many benefits that come with getting active and creating healthy habits.

Burn ban goes into immediate effect in Worcester County

Snow Hill, Maryland – (July 6, 2020): Effective immediately, Worcester County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon issued a burn ban, and ALL outdoor burning is banned for an indefinite period of time in Worcester County.

Commissioners Announce New Deputy Director for Development Review and Permitting

Snow Hill, Maryland – (July 1, 2020): The Worcester County Commissioners named Jennifer Keener as the new deputy director of Development Review and Permitting (DRP). Keener joined DRP in 2006, serving as a DRP specialist until being promoted to zoning administrator in 2009.“I look forward to working more closely with Jennifer,” DRP Director Ed Tudor said. “I know she will be of immense help to me in administration of the department and congratulate her on her achievement.”

Worcester County Government office closings for Independence Day

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Saturday, July 4. The HOCCs will resume standard hours of operation on Sunday July 5.

The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation.

All other WCG offices, including the Central Landfill, will resume standard hours of operation on Monday, July 6.

Worcester County Recreation and Parks Reopening to the Public

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) closed to the public on March 13 to follow Governor Larry Hogan’s orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In keeping with Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery, WCRP staff announced that all county parks are now open, and the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill will be reopening its doors.

Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period Deadline Extended to July 15

More than 1,200 Residents in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester County have enrolled since mid-March

SNOW HILL, MD – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program announced today that it has extended the deadline of its Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period so that uninsured residents will have until July 15 to enroll in health coverage through Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace.

Rescheduled to June 24 due to weather - Choose From Hundreds of Jobs at Sturgis Park Open Air Job Fair June 17

Calling all job seekers. Choose from hundreds of jobs at the Open Air Job Fair Wednesday, June 24, at Sturgis Park Pavilion in Snow Hill from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Meet employers from across the county who will be hiring to fill hundreds of jobs with competitive wages, signing bonuses, flexible hours, and more.

Social distancing is in effect, and all participants are asked to wear face coverings. Training and transportation resources will be available onsite.

Governor Hogan Announces Next Stage Two Reopenings, Including Indoor Dining and Outdoor Amusements

Governor Hogan Announces Next Stage Two Reopenings, Including Indoor Dining and Outdoor Amusements
Next Round of Safe and Phased Reopenings Begins on Friday, June 12; Reopenings on Friday, June 19 to Include Gyms, Casinos, Malls
Encourages Protesters to Get Tested, Expands COVID-19 Testing in Baltimore City 
State Superintendent Announces Reopenings for Summer Instruction, Child Care, and Outdoor High School Sports