Somerset County Public Schools have had high rates of total positive COVID-19 cases, with about 7% of the total population among students testing positive since August 2021. Within Eastern Shore counties, Somerset County has the lowest vaccination rate and highest poverty rate. Somerset County also has the highest population percentage of Black people among Eastern Shore Counties.
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has been working the past 10 years to clean up the Baltimore Harbor. By collecting trash and eliminating plastic waste, the city and the partnership have made progress in making the Harbor more recreational. However, issues like sewage and excess nutrients put a damper on having a fully swimmable and fishable Harbor.