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Protect the health and safety of Kent County residents from the effects of manmade and naturally occurring public health emergencies.

To carry out this mission, the Kent County Health Department has developed plans in cooperation with other county, state and federal agencies to mitigate or lessen the effects of, prepare for, respond to and recover from a public health emergency.

Public health emergencies may include communicable diseases or diseases that spread from person to person (flu), natural events (hurricanes or tornadoes, which may cause water contamination) and intentional acts (spreading bacteria, viruses or natural toxins that cause sickness or death to many people at once).

As a part of the emergency preparedness and response program, the following information is offered to our citizens:

General Emergency Preparedness

  1. Citizens
  2. Businesses
  3. Child Care facilities and Schools
  4. Health Care Providers
  5. Long-Term Care Facilities
  6. Group Homes
  7. Assisted Living
  8. Food Safety
  9. Water
  10. Protect Your Pet

Special Needs Population - Emergency Preparedness

  1. Seniors
  2. People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

Pandemic Influenza

  1. About Pandemics
  2. Health Care Workers
  3. Business
  4. Child Care, Preschool, K-12, and College
  5. Community Groups
  6. Transportation

About Avian (Bird) and Swine Flu

  1. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Avian Influenza Information
  2. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Swine Influenza Information
  3. Maryland Department of Agriculture
  4. Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Disaster Assistance

  1. Get Disaster Assistance
  2. Disaster Information

Other Important Emergency Preparedness Web Sites:

Kent County Office of Emergency Services
Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
MD Office of Preparedness & Response
MD Department of Health - Infectious Disease
MD Department of Health - Environmental Health
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Department of the Environment
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Centers for Disease Control
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
American Red Cross


Kent County Health Department
125 S. Lynchburg Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620


Phone: 410-778-1050
Fax: 410-778-6119

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 443-480-4661

in the event no one answers,
Phone 410-778-1241

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