COVID-19

Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan announced the largest tax relief package in state history to deliver more than $4.6 billion in much-needed relief for hardworking Maryland families, small businesses, and retirees. “Next to our health recovery from the worst pandemic in more than a century, nothing is more important than our continued economic recovery,” said Governor...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of the new year in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The Commissioners recognized two retirees from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Harold Young and Michael Gardiner. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the...
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Charles County Detention Center Managing Covid-19 Cases Within Facility

Charles County Detention Center Managing Covid-19 Cases Within Facility

The Charles County Detention Center (CCDC), in coordination with the Charles County Health Department and Prime Care Medical–the CCDC’s on-site medical provider¬–is currently addressing Covid-19 cases inside the detention center. None of the exposures have required hospitalization and resulted in cold-like symptoms. The situation was immediately and effectively managed following the Center for Disease...
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Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing Announcements The MDH-run site in Annapolis at the Corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets and State Center, Baltimore City sites will continue to operate as previously scheduled. Please verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Additional site openings and schedule expansions will be announced in the coming days. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Seeks Public’s Assistance to Alleviate Hospital Emergency Department Overload in the Face of COVID-19 Surge

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Seeks Public’s Assistance to Alleviate Hospital Emergency Department Overload in the Face of COVID-19 Surge

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services is asking St. Mary’s County residents to help alleviate the unprecedented strain that COVID-19 and its emerging variants have placed on the area’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, frontline responders, and hospitals. COVID-19 infections continue to spread rapidly throughout Maryland. Increased numbers of hospitalizations have led...
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Charles County Public School Students to Return for In-Person Learning Monday, January 10, 2022

Charles County Public School Students to Return for In-Person Learning Monday, January 10, 2022

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 10. CCPS will operate on a normal schedule of in-person learning and continues to work closely with the Charles County Department of Health to monitor COVID-19 data, positive cases and discuss necessary quarantine measures. The following are important CCPS updates...
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Calvert County Circuit Courthouse Reverts to Phase III Effective Now Through February 8, 2022

Calvert County Circuit Courthouse Reverts to Phase III Effective Now Through February 8, 2022

To provide additional access to COVID-19 testing for Calvert County residents, the Calvert County Health Department will offer testing starting Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Testing will be performed Monday through Friday at the Fox Run Shopping Center, located at 713 Solomons Island Road N. in Prince Frederick. Appointments are required; walk-ins cannot be accommodated....
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Operating Schedule for Charles County Government on Friday, January 7, 2022

Operating Schedule for Charles County Government on Friday, January 7, 2022

During weather events or other emergency events, this web page will be updated to reflect the operating status of Charles County Government Facilities. Click below for the service you are obtaining a status for. Updated: Friday, Jan. 7, at 4:45 a.m.  County snow operations or to report a concern: click here. Charles County Government Building:...
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Calvert County Government Offices to Open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7

Calvert County Government Offices to Open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7

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...
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

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...
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Face Coverings Required for St. Mary’s County Government Buildings and Public Transportation

Face Coverings Required for St. Mary’s County Government Buildings and Public Transportation

Effective Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, face coverings are required for all visitors and employees inside St. Mary’s County buildings and while using public transit and must completely cover the nose and mouth. St. Mary’s County Government buildings include Senior Centers, Recreational Centers, Correctional Centers, Indoor Facilities at Public Parks, Golf Courses, Swimming Pools (except...
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Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Larry Hogan today declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. Today, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of...
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Charles County Government Closed on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Charles County Government Closed on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Due to inclement weather, Charles County Government will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled. On Tuesday morning, county staff will assess the number of power outages and online accessibility to the Board of Commissioners virtual Public Hearing...
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Charles Regional Medical Center Moves to Crisis Standards of Care Due to COVID-19

Charles Regional Medical Center Moves to Crisis Standards of Care Due to COVID-19

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has implemented crisis standards of care (CSC), effective immediately, in response to the substantial increase in COVID-19 positive patients at the La Plata hospital. Since Dec. 18, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID has more than doubled to 34 patients as of Dec. 28. “The current...
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State of Maryland Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Governor Hogan Provides Update on Ongoing Emergency Actions

State of Maryland Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Governor Hogan Provides Update on Ongoing Emergency Actions

With Maryland surpassing 2,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, Governor Larry Hogan today provided Marylanders with an update regarding ongoing emergency actions: “As we have been projecting, our statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have now reached record levels and surpassed 2,000—a surge driven primarily by unvaccinated patients. It cannot be stressed enough that getting vaccinated and getting boosted are your...
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CalvertHealth Moves to Crisis Protocols in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

CalvertHealth Moves to Crisis Protocols in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, CalvertHealth is implementing crisis protocols beginning today, December 29. Since December 1, CalvertHealth has experienced a 567% increase in treating admitted COVID patients – from 3 patients in the beginning of December, to 20 today. This rise in COVID patients in addition to the number of...
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Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, the Board of Commissioners, held an emergency meeting in response to the alarming rise in COVID-19 transmissions affecting Charles County. At the meeting, they reintroduced Ordinance 2021-22 as emergency legislation and voted to reschedule the Jan. 12, 2022 Public Hearing on Required Face Coverings to Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, beginning at 4:30...
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Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site to Open December 29, 2021 in Prince Frederick

Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site to Open December 29, 2021 in Prince Frederick

The Board of County Commissioners announces that a temporary drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for Calvert County residents will be open Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, Monday through Friday, at 141 Schooner Lane in Prince Frederick. The site will operate by appointment only 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rapid tests will...
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NOTICE: St. Mary’s County Health Department – Due to High Demand for COVID Testing, Appointments Are Now Required

NOTICE: St. Mary’s County Health Department – Due to High Demand for COVID Testing, Appointments Are Now Required

NOTICE: Due to high demand, appointments will be required for COVID-19 testing at SMCHD sites. Appointments can be made online at smchd.org/covid-19-testing or by calling the COVID-19 Community Hotline at (301) 475-4330. Please note: wait times may be longer than usual, even with an appointment due to the high volume of patients receiving care....
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Omicron Variant of COVID-19 Virus Identified in St. Mary’s County

Omicron Variant of COVID-19 Virus Identified in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has been notified of the first laboratory identified Omicron variant case of the COVID-19 virus in St. Mary’s County. Early analysis of the Omicron variant suggests it is highly contagious compared to prior COVID-19 virus strains. Due to a state of Maryland IT/network issue, local data on...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – December 14, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – December 14, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the Commissioner led Board of Health. Following the Board of Health meeting, the Commissioners heard from the county attorney’s office with the final...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Holiday Operations 2021

St. Mary’s County Health Department Holiday Operations 2021

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) main office in Leonardtown and satellite offices will be closed on: Thursday, December 23, 2021 Friday, December 24, 2021 Thursday, December 30, 2021 Friday, December 31, 2021 COVID-19 testing operations at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department and the Behavioral Health Hub in Lexington Park will be closed...
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Calvert County Government Announces Holiday Schedules for 2021

Calvert County Government Announces Holiday Schedules for 2021

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 23 and remain closed Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, in observance of the Christmas holiday. County offices will also close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 30 and remain closed Friday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s. In addition: The...
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CalvertHealth Medical Center Remains at Full Capacity, Operating Under Code Red & Yellow, Staffing Fears Overflowing and Surgery Cancellations to Come

CalvertHealth Medical Center Remains at Full Capacity, Operating Under Code Red & Yellow, Staffing Fears Overflowing and Surgery Cancellations to Come

The Calvert County Health Department has released the following. “Winter has arrived, and as often happens, hospitals are filling up. Every one of us is only a car crash, inflamed appendix, or heart arrhythmia away from urgently needing medical care. Currently, our only hospital in Calvert is at capacity. 10 of those medical ward...
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