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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

Spring is just on the horizon and Worcester Health is encouraging residents to take part in this year's #1BillionStepsChallenge. Our team this year is WorcesterSpringSteps (#273). You can register with the link below through MoveSpring using the code APHA2019. It is completely free to register and participate.

For more information please contact 410-632-0056. Thank you!

(Click the image below to register)

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What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

Click the image below for more information about youth vaping.

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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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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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program