University of Maryland Extension

Per Executive Order by Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland State government is now operating at Elevated Level II, which mandates teleworking of State employees to the greatest extent possible and the closure of most State office buildings to the public.  Some State offices may be open, but only for pre-established appointments. After consultation with the UMD Provost, Human Resources, and Dean Beyrouty, University of Maryland Extension Offices are closed with employees on telework status. 

Currently all trainings, teaching events, 4-H meetings & events, and other public activities hosted by UME (whether on or off site) through July 31 are either cancelled or will be rescheduled depending on how the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.

If you need to reach out to any of the County office staff or educators, you can find their roles and emails here

Cecil                                 Kent                                 Queen Anne’s

A temporary phone number for each county office has been set up should you need to speak with someone directly.

Cecil: 443-907-7629

Kent: 410-708-7770

Queen Anne’s: 410-490-6625

Find a full list of resources on the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as tips on protecting health and financial wellness for you and your family at

Thank you for your understanding, and we are excited to continue our services in the community once the current crisis has ended. We expect to reopen offices June 29, 2020. If that changes we will update this page.


Dr. Paul R. Rickert

Area Extension Director- Upper Shore Cluster



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