Calvert County Locations Provide Refuge as Warming Centers During Cold Temperatures

February 2, 2023

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, reminds citizens that locations throughout the county are open for people who need a warm, dry place to take temporary refuge from the cold.

County community centers and library locations are available during regular operating hours:

  • Calvert Library (Main Branch)
    850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick
  • Harriet E. Brown Community Center
    901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
  • Northeast Community Center
    4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach
  • Mt. Hope Community Center (temporarily closed through Feb. 16)
    104 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland
  • Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center
    130 Auto Dr., Prince Frederick
  • Fairview Library
    8120 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings
  • Southern Community Center
    20 Appeal Lane, Lusby
  • Southern Library
    13920 H G Trueman Road, Solomons
  • Twin Beaches Library
    3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach

The following locations are available 24/7:

  • Maryland State Police Barrack “U” Lobby
    210 Main St., Prince Frederick
  • Calvert County Detention Center Lobby
    325 Stafford Road, Prince Frederick

Residents who need transportation to a warming center outside of regular public transportation operating hours should call the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 410-535-2800 to request transportation assistance. For medical emergencies, including signs of hypothermia, citizens should call 911.

Citizens are encouraged to reduce their risk of cold-related medical emergencies by limiting exposure to extreme cold as much as possible and wearing multiple layers of warm clothing. Symptoms of hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion.

If symptoms are detected, get the victim to a warm location and remove wet clothing. Focus on warming the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help immediately.