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Commissioners Name Burke New Business Development and Retention Specialist

Snow Hill, Maryland – (February 3, 2021): The Commissioners named Michele Burke as the new business development and retention specialist within Worcester County Economic Development (WCED).

“This new role will truly complete the Economic Development and Tourism team that we have been building for Maryland’s Coast,” Tourism and Economic Development Director Melanie Pursel said. “Michele has extensive sales and customer service experience, which is exactly what we need to assist existing businesses with growth and to attract new investors in the county.”

Commissioners Name Fulton Holland New Worcester County Jail Warden

The Commissioners named Fulton Holland to serve as the new warden for the new Worcester County Jail (WCJ).

“Holland’s strong leadership skills and experience managing operations coupled with his professional and courteous treatment of all staff, inmates, and detainees make him ideally suited for this new role,” Commissioner President Mitrecic said.

Worcester Health moves into Phase 1C of COVID Vaccine


Vaccinations are available for additional groups

Snow Hill, MD– On January 25, 2021, the Worcester County Health Department will begin vaccinating Maryland residents in Phase 1C of the Maryland COVID-19 vaccination plan. This part of the phase includes the following individuals:

Atlantic General Hospital and Worcester Health Sponsor Go Red for Women 2021 Walk Events

Snow Hill, MD – As part of this year’s Go Red for Women campaign, girls and women of all ages are encouraged to get in their steps and move their way as a way to increase daily physical activity. During the month of February, the Worcester County Health Department and Atlantic General Hospital will be sponsoring the following walk events in the county to keep residents moving in observance of American Heart Month and Go Red for Women. We encourage residents to sign-up for any of the following self-directed walk events.


Worcester County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and   Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 19.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open Monday during standard hours of operation.

For more information on hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.


Get Fit with Adult Fitness Classes at Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Adult Fitness classes are being offered by Worcester County Recreation and Parks this spring. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, class space is limited. These classes are a great way to stay fit and active:

Early Bird Morning Fitness, open to those ages 45 and older, includes a variety of activities of cardio, strength balance, and floor workouts. Early Bird Morning Fitness will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 - 9:40 a.m. The program will run January 11 to April 2.

Registration Open for Homeschool Gym at Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) is offering Homeschool Gym for those ages 5 to 14 this winter season. Children of all skill and fitness levels are invited to have fun and keep their bodies moving. The aim of WCRP professionals is to help participants improve their physical fitness skills, enjoy a variety of recreation activities, and build their confidence in a structured, noncompetitive environment while socializing with peers.

Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

The following Worcester County Government (WCG) offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24-25, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays: the Worcester County Government Center and Cape Isle of Wight satellite offices, Worcester County Recreation Center, the County Library, Central Landfill in Newark, and the Home Owner Convenience Centers in Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill.