UME Response to COVID-19

In response to the University of Maryland, Queen Anne’s County Government, and Governor Larry Hogan’s actions taken to
mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the University of Maryland Extension, Queen Anne’s County Office is implementing
policies to limit in-person transactions and safeguard the health of its employees, stakeholders and the general public.
Effective immediately, University of Maryland Extension is currently functioning, however, building access is limited to
occasional staff only. Our employees are teleworking so appointments may be held via email and/or conference call
between 8 am and 4:30 pm. During this time, our staff will continue to be available by email. They can be reached as follows:

Paul Rickert Area Extension Director                                          
Christine Johnston 4-H Educator                                                
Sally Rosenberry 4-H Program Asst                                           
Jenny Rhodes Ag and Food Systems Educator                            
Rachel Rhodes Horticulture & Master Gardener Coordinator         
Lee Ann Bridgman Ag & Hort Program Asst.                               
Cheryl Bush Family & Consumer Sciences Educator                    
Casey Foreman Nutrient Management Advisor                           
Caroline Welch Administrative Asst.                                          
Theresa Rich Administrative Asst.                                             

A temporary office cell phone number has been set up so we can still receive calls and provide information. During the time
of the COVID-19 pandemic, use 410-490-6625.

Additionally, all in-person public meetings will be cancelled, postponed, or held via teleconference.
As part of the state’s strong response to COVID-19, Governor Hogan issued an executive order providing a grace period for
any state licenses, permits and/or registrations that may be expiring or up for renewal during the state of emergency.
Renewal deadlines will be extended up to 30 days after the state of emergency is lifted. This order applies to a number of
items issued by MDA programs, including but not limited to: pesticide applicator licenses, State Chemist product
registrations, and nutrient management certifications.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and University of Maryland Extension will continue working hard to maintain normal
operations as much as possible. Any questions regarding specific programs or services should be sent to UME-Queen
Anne’s County.

For more information on the statewide response to COVID-19, please visit