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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

RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE

A CONFIRMED RABID RACCOON
HAS BEEN FOUND near Girdletree off of Rt. 12

• REPORT IMMEDIATELY sick animals and those acting in an unusual manner, as there may or will be additional rabid animals in this area. Prevent/report contact with people or pets. Contact Animal Control, the County Sheriff’s office or your local Police Department.

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Effective January 2, 2019, the WCHD Vital Records Department will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

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Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those accounts across social media and screening the videos at the 2019 Go Red event in February.

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Homeless Outreach Team provides resources and services to area homeless

Ocean City, MD- Launched earlier this year, the Worcester County Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) provides support services to homeless individuals within the county. Stemming from Worcester County’s Homeless Committee, through the Local Management Board, the HOT team is a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Local Behavioral Health Authority, Department of Social Services, Ocean City Police Department, Diakonia, Ocean City Crisis Coalition, and Atlantic General Hospital. Launched earlier this year, the Worcester County Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) provides support services to homeless individuals within the county. Stemming from Worcester County’s Homeless Committee, through the Local Management Board, the HOT team is a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Local Behavioral Health Authority, Department of Social Services, Ocean City Police Department, Diakonia, Ocean City Crisis Coalition, and Atlantic General Hospital.

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