COVID-19 Announcements And Closings

● Please visit this page often for the latest information from the Ocean Pines Association regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

● Please note that all information is subject to change, based on state and federal government requirements.


● For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines in Maryland, or to sign up for local vaccine clinics, visit www.marylandvax.org. In Worcester County, new clinics are scheduled each Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

● If you are having trouble signing up for the vaccine online, the Worcester County Health Department recommends asking a friend or family member for help. The health department also has established a dedicated call center to assist those who are having issues signing up online. Call 667-253-2140 during normal business hours, from Monday through Friday.

● To receive text alerts, updates and tips related to COVID-19 and other threats and hazards, text "MdReady" to 898211.

Latest news releases

Ocean Pines Facilities

Administration

The front desk is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. year-round and Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. through July 31. Payments will still be accepted via the drop box in the 24-hour lobby or by mail.

For questions, email member@oceanpines.org.


Aquatics

Ocean Pines' indoor Sports Core Pool is open; outdoor pools will be open May 29-Sept. 6. Loungers, tables and chairs will be available.

Procedures are in place to comply with any state and federal safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask mandate has been lifted in Ocean Pines, including at indoor spaces at all Ocean Pines pools, in compliance with the CDC and the governor’s decision on May 14. The policy applies to those who have been fully vaccinated.

Those interested in purchasing swim memberships may do so at the Ocean Pines Administration Building. Forms are available in the building or online at oceanpines.org. Payments may be submitted by mail, by email to member@oceanpines.org or by placing in the lobby drop box. Applications may also be taken to building’s front desk Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. year-round and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. through July 31. Non-resident swim memberships may be purchased as well.

For questions or assistance with registration for classes and activities, call Ocean Pines Aquatics from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily at 410-641-5255. 

The pool card expiration date was extended until Oct.1, 2021 and applied to all pool cards, regardless of when they were purchased. All pool cards must have been registered by April 30 to have taken advantage of the extension. Those who already registered were automatically enrolled into the new extension date.

Please note that hours of operation at all pools are contingent upon staff availability. Ocean Pines swim members will be given priority admission at the pools' opening each day.

Sports Core Pool
- 11144 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines
  • Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday
  • The Sports Core Pool opens 6-10 a.m., Monday-Friday for members only.
  • The Sports Core Pool will be closed for cleaning Aug. 23-Sept. 6.
Yacht Club Pool - 1 Mumford's Landing Road, Ocean Pines
  • Open May 29 to Sept. 6
  • Pool hours: Monday-Sunday: Members only from 8-10 a.m. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beach Club Pool - 49th Street and the beach, Ocean City
  • Open May 29 to Sept. 6
  • Pool hours: Monday-Sunday: Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mumford’s Landing Pool - 7351 Yacht Club Drive, Ocean Pines
  • Open May 29 to Sept. 6 (closed June 1 and June 3)
  • Pool hours: Monday-Sunday: Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Swim and Racquet Club Pool - 10 Seabreeze Road, Ocean Pines
  • Open May 29 to Sept. 6 (closed June 2 and June 4)
  • Pool hours: Monday-Sunday: Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

Beach Club

Open daily for indoor and outdoor dining from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Community Center

The Ocean Pines Community Center (including restrooms) is currently open to the public. It is open for select activities, meetings and events 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Farmers & Artisans Market

The Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market in White Horse Park is currently open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 

More information about the Farmers & Artisans Market is available at https://oceanpines.org/web/pages/farmers-artisans-market.


Golf Course

Ocean Pines Golf Club is open. Reservations for tee times can be made online at oceanpinesgolf.org or by calling 410-641-6057.

The Clubhouse Bar and Grille is open for carryout as well as for indoor and outdoor dining, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily.

Walking and biking by nongolfers is not allowed on the golf course.

Marinas

The Ocean Pines Marina is open for the season. It will be open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28-Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 7-30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-31.

For more information about boat slips, call 410-641-7052.

 

Parks and Playgrounds

Community parks, playgrounds and walking trails are open.

All visitors are asked to practice social distancing when possible, as well as practice proper hand hygiene when entering and exiting the parks and all outdoor areas.

Hand sanitizer stations are available at playgrounds and the skate park. The restrooms in White Horse Park are also open.

The membership renewal process for the Ocean Pines Dog Park is underway and applications are available through the Recreation and Parks Department.

For more information or questions, call 410-641-7052.
 


Public Works

Ocean Pines Public Works is closed to the public. A dropbox for permits and applications is located outside the building.

Those needing assistance may email ewells@oceanpines.org or call 410-641-7425.

 

Racquet Center

The Racquet Center is now open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

For more information or questions, call 410-641-7228.


Recreation and Parks

The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is currently offering limited programming. For questions or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily at 410-641-7052.


Yacht Club

The Ocean Pines Yacht Club is open for dining daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Carryout orders are available by calling 410-641-7501 or online at http://toasttab.com/ocean-pines-yacht-club.

The full menu is available at https://www.opyachtclub.com/restaurant-menu.

 

Utilities

Mediacom

Mediacom, on April 30, announced the company extension through June 30, 2020 of a series of previously announced initiatives directed at helping American families address work, education and health care challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Specific initiatives include:
• Offering the Mediacom Connect2Compete low-cost Internet program free for 60 days to new qualifying families.
• Extending the pricing of Mediacom’s Access Internet 60 service to new customers at $19.99 per month for 12 months (currently retails for $29.99 per month).
• Pausing monthly data allowances across all Mediacom Internet service tiers.
• Providing complimentary access to all Mediacom Xtream Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Along with these initiatives, Mediacom joined a number of other Internet service providers in recommitting to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge issued by Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai. As part of this pledge, Mediacom will not disconnect internet or phone services or assess late fees to any customer who calls and informs the company that they cannot pay their bills through June 30 due to a COVID-19-related issue.


Republic Services

To help protect trash collectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Republic Services is asking Ocean Pines residents to take extra care to not place any materials outside of Republic collection containers.

Garbage and recycling crews are working diligently to continue to serve Ocean Pines residents with curbside collection services. Republic Services asks customers to do the following:
• Fill municipal waste containers with waste materials (trash) only
• Fill recycling containers with recyclable materials only
• Avoid placing loose bags of waste or recyclables of any kind on the ground
• Suspend yard waste collection (during the COVID-19 pandemic only)
• Suspend bulk waste collection (during the COVID-19 pandemic only)

For questions or further information, contact Republic Services at 215-783-9329.


Choptank Electric Cooperative

Compliance with the Governor’s orders and CDC guidance in response to the COVID-19 crisis will make it impossible to achieve a quorum at the Cooperative’s Annual Member Meeting. As such, the meeting will be adjourned from April 30, 2020, until August 13, 2020.

Call the Member Service Center at 1-877-892-0001 or visit www.choptankelectric.coop for more information.

Postal Service

To help reduce traffic at community mailboxes, Ocean Pines is recommending residents use a free, online tool available through the U.S. Postal Service. “Informed Delivery” allows users to digitally preview mail and manage packages scheduled to arrive soon.

According to the Postal Service, the platform “allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location.”

For more information, visit https://informeddelivery.usps.com.

COVID-19 Testing

The Worcester County Health Department has released the following guidelines for testing for COVID-19:

Testing is available based on screening. If you or your child has developed symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, cough), contact your primary care doctor first and foremost so they can screen you and determine if you should be tested. If you do not have a primary care doctor, you can reach out by phone to urgent care clinics or our (WCHD) call center (410-632-1100 option 8) available Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm and this Saturday 9 am to 3 pm.

Whether or not someone has tested positive for COVID-19 everyone should be practicing basic precautions. If you are sick with mild symptoms contact your doctor, you may be advised to recover at home if your symptoms don’t worsen. If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 9-1-1. But whenever possible, call ahead to limit the potential exposure to first responders, doctors, and health care workers.

Click here for COVID-19 testing locations in Ocean City, Maryland.

Additional Resources

The following resources are currently being provided by local, state and federal agencies to assist the public and local businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis: