June 4, 2019, the Commissioners join with Jamie Manning, Department of Social Services (DSS) Assistant Director of Services, and other DSS and Commission on Aging (COA) professionals to recognize June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month, to recognize that each year elder abuse robs nearly 2.1 million senior citizens of their sense of dignity and self worth, and to urge the public to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, financial exploitation, or healthcare fraud, and to advocate to prevent or end abuse. Those pictured include DSS professionals Meg Marcarelli (front row, from left), Barbara Stevenson, Jamie Manning, Terry Whitney, and Tracey Age; Commissioners Josh Nordstrom (second row, from left), Diana Purnell and Chip Bertino, and COA Director Rob Heart; and Commissioners Ted Elder (third row, from left), Jim Bunting, Bud Church, and Joe Mitrecic.
May 14, 2020, Worcester County Commissioners adopt Resolution 20-9 rescinding short-term rental ban. View resolution here.
Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’ took effect on May 15th at 5:00 pm, with the state moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory, and gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services.
“We are going to follow the Governor’s guidelines to a tee, we believe he has the right plan for Maryland moving forward,” Joe Mitrecic, Worcester County Commissioners President, said.
On April 15, 2020, Governor Hogan announced an executive order requiring the wearing of face coverings when inside any retail establishments and when riding any form of public transportation in Maryland.
View Executive Order