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In Worcester County, most swimming pools, including wading pools and spas, which are open to the public, must be licensed by our Environmental Health Office prior to operating.

 

Helpful Links:

COMAR Pool and Spa Regulations
Center for Healthy Homes and Community Development

Center for Healty Homes and Community Development Swimming Pool/Spa Construction Application
Center for Healthy Homes and Community Development ADA Affidavit
Town of Ocean City
Worcester County Development Review and Permitting
CDC Swimming Pools & Spas
CDC Fecal Accident Response


Pool/Spa Forms

Pre-opening Guide - Recreational
Pre-opening Guide - Semi-Public
Semi-Public Pool Operating Record
Recreational Pool Operating Record
Spa Operating Record
Pool and Spa Entrapment Hazard Checklist
Pool Data Sheet
Compliance Request Application
Pool and Spa Injury and Illness Form
Operating Record Sheet for Fecal Accident Clean Up
ADA Affidavit for Maryland Pools and Spas
Statement of Workers Compensation Insurance

Pool/Spa Permit Applications

Semi-Public Pool Operating Permit Application
Semi-Public Spa Operating Permit Application
Semi-Public Wading Pool Operating Permit Application
Recreational Pool Operating Permit Application
Public Spa Operating Permit Application
Recreational Wading Pool Permit Application
Pool - Spa Operator Certification Card Application




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WCHD News

 

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.

Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car. Read more ...

    Health Department emphasizes the importance of rabies prevention and safety

    Snow Hill, MD- The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed eight rabies cases locally since the beginning of 2019, emphasizing the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. The latest confirmed positive rabies case was a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Rd in the Ocean Pines area on July 3.

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    Men's Health Month

    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

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    Summer Wellness Camp

    The Worcester County Health Department will host a free, week-long health and wellness camp for youth age 12-17 this summer. From June 17-21, campers will learn about the importance of health, fitness, setting personal goals and much more. The summer camp is part of Worcester Health’s Promoting Health Among Teens program and will feature guest speakers, snacks and lunch, learning activities and field trips to locations around Worcester including the Jolly Roger amusement park in Ocean City.

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    Legionella Facts

    Legionella is a bacteria that can cause a type of pneumonia called Legionnaires' disease. The disease is caused by inhaling mist from water containing the bacteria. The bacteria are present in many different manmade and natural water systems. Each year, 8,000 - 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease. The disease is usually treated successfully with antibiotics, but can sometimes be fatal. The disease is not spread from person to person. Certain groups of people are more likely to become seriously ill when infected with Legionella:

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