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Protecting the Public



COVID-19 Information:

Indoor Dining Information:

Per Governor Hogan's Executive Order #21-01-28-01, effective on February 1, 2021, all licensed food service facilities may be open to the public for indoor dining and seated bar service past 10:00PM. Facilities may only operate at 50% capacity.  Facilities must ensure they continue to follow all social distancing and disinfection guidelines. Below you will find a guidance document for indoor seating as well as an example facility layout. Please review the documents thoroughly and contact this Office at 410-352-3234 if you have any questions. This also serves as a reminder that strict social distancing measures need to be implemented and facial coverings are required for all staff members. 

06-11-20 Indoor Dining Re-opening Guidance

Example Layout of Indoor Dining Area in Compliance with COVID-19 Requirements  

Additional Links:

Social Distancing Sign

Do Not Enter If Sick Sign

COVID-19 Hand Washing Sign


Worcester County food service facilities as well as temporary food service facilities operating in Worcester County, must be licensed by our Environmental Health Office prior to serving the public.

For information about selling products at a Farmers' Market click: "Processing and Selling Value Added Food Products in Maryland."

For information about the new polystyrene law, click here

Applications and Forms:

Helpful food related links:

Foodborne Outbreak Investigations

Complaint based investigations are carried out in conjunction with the  Communicable Disease Nursing Program. Please contact Environmental Health by phone at 410-641-9559 to file a complaint.

This service is provided by the Environmental Health Program.