Talbot County, Maryland

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160
Health Department: 410-819-5600

The COVID-19 public health crisis is affecting every part of life in Talbot County. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Your help is needed to keep our county open and safe for everyone. As the county proceeds through a state of recovery, the threat of the virus is not lessened so please continue to:

  • wear face masks in public,
  • put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household,
  • stay safe at home if you don’t have to travel away from home and avoid large gatherings, and
  • cooperate with our contact tracers if one of them should call you.

As per Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, Maryland is in Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery with a gradual reopening of some business and facilities that started Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5pm.
      Talbot County COVID-19 Update from Health Officer

To read the most recent Talbot COVID-19 update, please click here.
Para leer la actualización más reciente, haga clic aquí.


Talbot County COVID Testing Information
Talbot County Health Department Testing at Easton High School
Shore Regional Health Free Testing at Chesapeake College
Maryland COVID Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Talbot County Contact Tracing Operation
CDC Guidance on Contact Tracing
Talbot County Financial Assistance Programs

CARES Individual Assistance Program
CARES Small Business Grant Program
Talbot County Legal Assistance Programs *NEW*
Maryland Legal Aid  (y en español)
Mid-Shore Pro Bono



The Talbot County Council adopted an Emergency Declaration on March 16, 2020 after the Governor of Maryland declared a State of Emergency and the President of the United States issued a Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. Talbot County swiftly convened an Operational Working Group made up of officials from the Talbot County Health Department, Talbot County Emergency Services, Talbot County Government, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, area law enforcement agencies, towns, and many other community partners.

The county transitioned into a Recovery Phase on June 30, 2020. This group continues to monitor and respond to the evolving situation. Updates are shared regularly with information affecting the citizens of Talbot County.

As of August 23, 2020, Talbot County was in day 164 of activation in response to the global pandemic. This graph shows the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases for Talbot County with a 7-day rolling average since the county implemented a State of Emergency in March. The county continues to mobilize resources for a coordinated effort to slow the spread of the virus. The public’s ongoing help and support are essential to protecting health and safety while reopening the economy.

Community Partners

Community Partners

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Bay Hundred Senior Center

Brookletts Place The Talbot County Senior Center

Chesapeake College

Delmarva Community Transit

Easton Utilities

For All Seasons

Neighborhood Service Center

St. Michaels Community Center

Talbot County Courts

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce

Talbot County Department of Social Services

Talbot County Economic Development & Tourism

Talbot County Free Library

Talbot County Public Schools

Talbot Humane

Town of

Town of

Town of
Queen Anne

Town of
St. Michaels

Town of

University of Maryland Extension

University of Maryland Shore Health System

YMCA of the Chesapeake

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160 | Health Department: 410-819-5600