School/Government Delays and Closures for Friday, January 7, 2022

January 6, 2022

Due to inclement weather conditions the following closures and delays have been announced for Friday, January 7, 2022. Check back for updates.

St. Mary’s County

  • St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All SMCPS Schools have a delayed opening of two hours on Friday, January 7, 2022.AM Pre-Kindergarten and AM Head Start students will not have school. There will be classes for PM Pre-Kindergarten and PM Head Start students.Employee Code 1:
    All SMCPS schools will open 2 hours late on Friday, January 7, 2022. Code 1 for employees. 10- and 11-month employees report to work two hours late. Twelve-month employees report to work up to two hours late but no later than 9:20 a.m. All employees normally beginning their day after 9:20 a.m. are to report to work on time. Designated emergency personnel should report at the time directed by their supervisor. For more information, visit
  • St Mary’s College of Maryland: Due to expected freezing rain and accumulating snow overnight, St. Mary’s College of Maryland will be operating on a 2 hour delay Friday January 7, 2022.   All offices will open at 10:00 am.
  • NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER: NAS Patuxent River has announced it will be open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule Friday, January 7, 2022. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial operations.Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours before the set delayed arrival time. Civil service employees may take a combination of unscheduled leave, telework and/or leave without pay (LWOP) for the entire day. Civil service employees choosing not to use a combination of unscheduled annual leave, telework, and/or LWOP for the entire workday should report 2-hours later than their regular arrival time. Contract employees should contact their company for guidance. Check with your command for specific guidance.
  • St. Mary’s County Government: Winter weather across the area has brought snow and may cause
    hazardous travel conditions. Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution while traveling.
    As such, St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday,
    Jan. 7, 2022. Liberal leave remains in effect for employees.
    The Department of Recreation and Parks operations are as follows:
    Before School-School Age Centers – Open at 8:30 am.
    Wellness and Aquatics Center – Open at 10 a.m.
    Gymnastics Center – Open 10 a.m.
    Great Mills Pool – Open at 4 p.m.
    Recreation Facilities – Open at 10 a.m.
    Museums – Open at noon
    Wicomico Shores Golf Course – Closed
    Wicomico Riverview Restaurant – Open at noon – 6:00pm for Carryout’s only
    All three Senior Activity Centers (Chancellors Run, Garvey and Northern) will open at 10 a.m.
    There will be no Home-Delivered Meals.
    The St. Andrews Landfill and all six convenience centers will open at 10 a.m.
    The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS), Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program
    (SSTAP), and ADA Paratransit operations will begin operating at 8 a.m.
    Circuit Court will open at 10 a.m. for staff, 10:30 a.m. for the public and 11 a.m. for the docket.
    District Court will open at 10 a.m. for staff, 10:30 a.m. for the public and 11 a.m. for the docket.
    St. Mary’s County Libraries (Charlotte Hall, Lexington Park and Leonardtown) will open at 10
    a.m. for staff and 10:30 a.m. for the public.

Calvert County: 

  • Calvert County Public Schools: CCPS will be opening on a 2-hour delay Friday, January 7th. There is a possibility for districtwide closure. That decision will be shared by 7:00 AM tomorrow morning.
  • Calvert County Government: Calvert County Government offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, due to inclement weather, with liberal leave in effect. Employees must contact their supervisors to request liberal leave.Calvert County Circuit Court will also open to employees at 10:30 a.m. with liberal leave in effect; court proceedings will begin at 11 a.m. Employees must contact their supervisors to request liberal leave.The following services and facilities are impacted:

    County convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill will open at 10:30 a.m.
    County transportation services will begin at 10:30 a.m.
    Senior centers will open at 10:30 a.m.
    Community centers will open at 10:30 a.m.
    All Calvert County parks will open at 10:30 a.m.
    Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center is closed due to storm damage. The facility will reopen Saturday, Jan. 8.
    Chesapeake Hills Golf Course will be closed.
    The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will open at 10:30 a.m.
    Calvert Marine Museum will open at 10:30 a.m.
    All Calvert Library locations will open as normal at noon.
    Calvert County Circuit Court will open at 10:30 a.m. Court proceedings will begin at 11 a.m.
    The Calvert County Health Department will open at 10:30 a.m.
    The COVID-19 call center will open at 10:30 a.m.
    Officials will monitor conditions throughout the morning and make a further determination on whether a change in closure status is warranted.

    Residents are encouraged to stay informed and prepared in the event of an emergency by visiting and signing up for Calvert County ALERT to receive timely information about various emergency and non-emergency situations in the county.

Charles County

  • Charles County Public Schools: Due to the inclement weather forecast, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will operate on a code red for Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Schools and offices are closed tomorrow and there will be no virtual instruction for students. During a code red, only essential CCPS staff report to work. Visit the CCPS website at for the most up-to-date information.
  • Charles County Government: During weather events or other emergency events, this web page will be updated to reflect the operating status of Charles County Government Facilities.
    • County snow operations or to report a concern: click here.
    • Charles County Government Building: Opening at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7
      • Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled.
    • Community Services Operating Status: Click Here
      • Community Service Building
      • Senior Centers and Nanjemoy community Center operations
      • Meals on Wheels
      • AlphaBest Childcare at Port Tobacco
    • Environmental Services Operating StatusClick Here
      • Curbside Recycling and Yard Waste Collection
      • Landfill and Piney Church Road Mulch Facility
      • Recycling Centers
      • Household Hazardous Waste Collection
    • Recreations, Parks, and TourismClick Here
      • Recreation Programs and Activities
      • School-based Community Centers
      • Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center
      • Port Tobacco Recreation Center
      • Waldorf Senior & Recreational Center – Recreation Activities
      • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
      • Crain Memorial Welcome Center
      • Port Tobacco Historic Village
    •  Tri-County Animal Shelter: Normal Operations
      • Monday-Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. except Government holidays
    •  VanGO Operating StatusClick Here
      • Due to driver shortages, VanGO will be unable to operate the following routes starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022: Berry Road, La Plata, Pinefield, Indian Head I, and Indian Head II. Contact VanGO at 301-609-7917 for additional information.