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COVID-19 Update 1-21-21


Worcester County Health Department Extends Deadline to Apply for Mini Grants to Support Diabetes Prevention and Management

Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is requesting proposals to address diabetes prevention and management in Worcester County as a result of receiving funding from the State of Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to address diabetes in the county. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

COVID Vaccine Registration by Phase

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:
Adults 65-74 years of age

Essential workers in:

  • lab services
  • food/agriculture production
  • manufacturing
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • public transit
  • grocery stores

We will continue to vaccinate persons in Phase 1A as well as persons in the phase 1B categories. Online registration is required through the state of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduling website. To register, go to www.marylandvax.org. Search to find clinic dates and locations in Maryland. We recommend that if you are not comfortable filling out web forms, seek the help of a friend or family member to complete the registration process. If you still require assistance, please call 667-253-2140 and someone will help you to register.

Worcester Health offering no-cost COVID-19 testing this winter

Snow Hill, MD– The Worcester County Health Department is updating the schedule for drive-thru COVID-19 testing across the county. Dates and times for testing will now be:

  • 9am-1pm, Mondays starting January 25, (400 Walnut St # A, Pocomoke City, MD 21851)
  • 1-3:30pm, Wednesdays starting January 20, (Commission on Aging, 4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863)
  • 1-3:30pm, Thursdays starting January 21, (Park and Ride, West Ocean City, 12848 Ocean Gateway; Ocean City, MD 21842)

Testing will continue at these locations through the end of February. For more information, please see the attached release and flyer.

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

Snow Hill, Maryland- Atlantic General Hospital and the Worcester County Health Department are proud to announce that they are partnering to sponsor Worcester County Go Red for Women. The campaign will focus on raising awareness among women about heart disease, risk factors, signs/symptoms, and steps you can take to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual and includes a week-long social media campaign dedicated to educating women about risk factors for heart disease and simple steps you can take to reduce your risk. During the week of February 1- February 5, 2021, Atlantic General Hospital’s and Worcester Health’s social media will feature educational videos promoting heart health.