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Who are Maryland Responders?

Maryland Responders are dedicated volunteers who stand ready to respond to the public health needs of our community. Whether it’s responding to a natural disaster or helping community members prepare for flu season, Maryland Responders are Ready for Anything. Maryland Responders include medical and public health professionals, such as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians and epidemiologists. Many other non-medical community members also support the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, and legal advisors. Everyone has a role in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies! 

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

This is a stressful time for many. With the government and media sharing updates throughout the day and the fear of the unknown, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. You are not alone.

Worcester Health Confirms second case of COVID-19 in Worcester County


(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) confirmed the second positive test for a case of COVID-19 in Worcester County on March 21, 2020. The patient is a female in her 20s who lives in Worcester County and is recovering at home. This case is a close household contact of the first positive COVID-19 case in the county, reported earlier this week, and has been in quarantine since known exposure. Worcester County Health Department is conducting a contact investigation of this second case and appropriate close contacts will have arrangements made for testing if indicated.  

Call Center Hours Extended to Include Saturday, March 21

With the recent confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Worcester County this week we are extending our call center hours to include this Saturday, March 21, from 9 am to 3 pm for people with questions regarding COVID-19.


You can reach the call center at 410-632-1100 option #8.

Close Contact and COVID-19 Exposure Risks

We know that people are concerned right now about possible exposure to COVID-19 cases. Any time there are confirmed cases in Worcester County, we are working closely with the Maryland Department of Health investigating these cases. Communicable Disease nurses will identify contacts and advise them of any necessary actions to take. Close contacts identified by our staff as potentially being exposed to this person have been notified and given instructions. The Health Department will share information, as soon as possible, if any risk to the public is identified.

A “close contact” is when an individual has a near relationship with someone who has the virus, often family members or coworkers. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).