Effective Thursday, December 17, the Maryland Department of Health issued a public health adivisory warning the public against non-essential activities and (holiday) gatherings with people outside of one's househould. Under this advisory, all Marylanders should refrain from attending public and private gatherings of more than 10 people in one location and should practice physical distancing to the maximum extent possible.
The advisory also strongly advises that travel be limited to essential purposes only.
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Effective Thursday, December 17, the state of Maryland requires persons entering the state to quarantine and/or undergo testing for COVID-19.
Effective 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, capacity limits for indoor recreation establishments are revised as follows:
Effective 5 p.m. on Friday, November 20, Governor Larry Hogan has set the following restrictions:
Details can be found in State Executive Order 20-11-17-01.
The following requirements by the Frederick County Board of Health are in effect as of 5 p.m. on November 13:
Enforcement of this regulation will include increasing fines starting at $250.
Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order 20-11-10-01 limits restaurants in Maryland to 50% of their capacity. In addition, the Maryland Department of Health issued an advisory strongly recommending that Marylanders limit travel to essential purposes only. Earlier statewide Executive Orders have set capacity limits for retail businesses at 75% capacity. State requirements for physical distancing, disinfecting, and all public health measures should be followed to reduce the spread of the virus.
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Frederick County Coronavirus Relief Fund Update (January 11, 2021)
County Executive Urges Compliance with Masks and Physical Distancing: Grant Programs to Support Child Care Providers, Food Service Establishments (Nov. 5, 2020)
Frederick County Sees Jump in New Cases of COVID-19: County to Take a Pause in Expanding Openings (Sept. 21, 2020) Executive Order 05-2020
White House Coronavirus Task Force: Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe
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• Adult Detention Center has suspended visitor access
• Animal Control – The shelter remains closed to the public. Essential and emergency services are available by appointment only. Call 301-600-1546.
• Boards and commission meetings are canceled until further notice.
• Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living – non-essential visits are no longer permitted.
• Citizens Services Division and the Department of Housing and Community Development appointments are being handled by e-mail and phone. The Family Partnership and the Scott Key Center will remain closed.
• Courts - Maryland state courts extend court closures through June 5, continue to hear emergency court matters amid COVID-19 - Restricted Operations Update
• Health Department remains closed to the public. Essential services needed for the immediate protection of public health will continue. Visit https://health.frederickcountymd.gov for more information.
• Parks and Recreation Playgrounds are now open to public use, however physical distancing must be adhered to. Water fountains and restrooms will be open on July 1st. Traditional Indoor/Outdoor, Full-Day, Summer Day Camps have been cancelled. An updated menu of outdoor-based recreation programs is planned to begin after July 13th. The updated Summer Recreation Activity Menu will be open for viewing and enrollment on Monday, June 22nd at 9:00am. Fountain Rock Nature Center, Rose Hill Manor, Ballenger Creek Community Building and the Browning Building at Pinecliff Park, remain closed to the public. Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be open to the public, at 50% capacity, beginning July 18. Visit www.Recreater.com for new online activities and programs.
• Permitting and the Treasurer’s Office remain open to pay taxes and water and sewer bills. Residents are encouraged to pay online. Inspection services continue with some modifications.
• Public Libraries has announced a tiered reopening. Beginning June 1, bookdrops will be open, staff will be answering phones, and curbside pickup will be available by appointment for items on hold. They are also launching an all-virtual Summer Challenge for readers of all ages. Visit www.fcpl.org for more information.
• Public Works offices are closed to the public.
• Senior centers remain closed. Meals on Wheels continue to be delivered to participants in a modified manner. Visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/seniorservices for information on online resources or call 301-600-1234.
• Solid Waste Management Department: The transfer station, yard waste drop-off, Citizens’ Convenience Center, and recycling drop-off center have reopened to the public. Mulch and compost sales have resumed. Administrative offices at the 9031 Reichs Ford Road facility remain closed to walk-in business. Paid transactions must be completed using check or credit card; no cash payments will be accepted at this time.
• TransIT Services: All Connector routes are back in service; peak service remains cancelled. The #65 Connector has returned to its normal Monday-Friday schedule. Most shuttles are back in service. Meet the MARC Shuttles resume June 24 for the following trains: AM Trains: #892, #878; PM Trains: #875, #877, #881s. All services remain free and all passengers must wear a mask or facial covering when boarding. Please visit TransIT’s website for more information or call 301-600- 2065.
Frederick County Health Department (Lead Agency in Frederick County)
Frederick Community College: For the rest of the Spring semester to May 20, 2020, instruction and College services will be delivered remotely. Students and non-essential personnel should not be on the main campus or the Monroe Center. Students and employees should monitor their College e-mail and the FCC COVID-19 webpage. If you have questions, email or call 301-846-2469.
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