Latest news & announcements

Worcester County Seeking Nominations for Volunteer Spirit Awards

To honor volunteers whose contributions help improve the quality of life locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses for the Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards. The nomination period is open now through Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Worcester County Emergency Services urges public to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tropical storm and flash flood watch for the Worcester County area. NWS forecasters are predicting dangerous rip currents, two to three inches of rain, and winds between 35 to 40 mph, with gusts between 40 to 55 mph, beginning as soon as Thursday afternoon and continuing into Thursday night.

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are monitoring the storm track and are urging the public to begin implementing precautionary measures.

Parks and Recreation Month

The Commissioners kicked off Park and Recreation Month, which is celebrated nationally each July, by recognizing the diverse range of programs and services developed by Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) professionals to help build healthy communities and support active lifestyles.

Worcester County Government offices closed Monday, July 5

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, and Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021.

The Worcester County Recreation Center will be closed July 3-5.

All WCG offices will resume standard hours of operation on Tuesday, July 6.

WCG staff wish one and all a safe and happy holiday. For more information on WCG hours of operation, visit www.co.worcester.md.us.



Countywide Fiber-Optic Network Project

The Worcester County commissioners and Talkie Communications, Inc. kicked off the countywide fiber-optic network project in the south end of the county on June 10.

Talkie, the county’s broadband vendor, has developed a state-of-the-art, fiber-optic network to address the lack of broadband infrastructure in Worcester County by expanding high-speed broadband to unserved areas. Talkie began phase one of the installation process on Dun Swamp Road in Pocomoke. This will be followed by installations in the Sheephouse Road and Stockton Road areas.

Executive Orders permitting outdoor seating and carry out of alcoholic beverages set to expire following the rescinding of local state of emergency for COVID-19 in Worcester County

Snow Hill, MD – (June 22, 2021), following recent state actions, the Worcester County commissioners have rescinded the local state of emergency for COVID-19 in Worcester County effective July 1. Local executive orders that allowed outdoor seating as well as the carry out and delivery of alcoholic beverages will also be expiring.

Worcester Health will no longer report daily Coronavirus data

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department will no longer report new coronavirus cases and deaths on a daily basis. As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rates decrease, we will move to a weekly reporting schedule.

Going forward, daily COVID-19 data for Worcester County and the State of Maryland will be available by visiting coronavirus.maryland.gov.