COVID-19

St. Mary’s County Health Department Thanks Over 50 Partner Organizations for COVID-19 Work

St. Mary’s County Health Department Thanks Over 50 Partner Organizations for COVID-19 Work

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Health Department awarded and thanked more than 50 partner organizations for their work through the COVID-19 pandemic, including the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The St. Mary’s County Health Department said, “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, including the Detention and Rehabilitation Center team, has...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions Back to Health Protection Condition Alpha, Effective Thursday, April 7, 2022

NAS Patuxent River Transitions Back to Health Protection Condition Alpha, Effective Thursday, April 7, 2022

NAS Patuxent River transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo to HPCON Alpha as of April 7, 2022 as a result of falling COVID cases within the surrounding counties of Southern Maryland. HPCONs are protocols for health protection during public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on...
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IRS-CI Releases Latest COVID-Related Fraud Investigational Statistics Ahead of CARES Act Anniversary

IRS-CI Releases Latest COVID-Related Fraud Investigational Statistics Ahead of CARES Act Anniversary

The IRS-Criminal Investigation Washington, D.C. Field Office investigated 84 of the agency’s more than 660 tax and money laundering cases related to alleged COVID fraud, totaling $1.8 billion since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law nearly two years ago. These cases involved a broad range of criminal...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – March 15, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – March 15, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, March 15, 2022, with the invocation and pledge followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized National Social Work Month and Equal Pay Day by presenting Proclamations. The Department of Finance received approval for a request...
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Calvert County Circuit Courthouse Resumes Normal Operations Under Phase V Effective March 7, 2022

Calvert County Circuit Courthouse Resumes Normal Operations Under Phase V Effective March 7, 2022

Due to the decline of COVID-19 infection rates in Maryland, and consistent with the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and local health agencies, the Maryland Judiciary has resumed normal operations under Phase V, including jury trials, effective Monday, March 7. On March...
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Governor Hogan Announces End of Mask Requirement in State Buildings

Governor Hogan Announces End of Mask Requirement in State Buildings

With the state’s health metrics continuing to substantially decline, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the requirement for masks and face coverings to be worn in state buildings will end next week. In addition, the governor has called on the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy, and encourages parents who want to...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues to Fight Fraud Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues to Fight Fraud Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic

On Monday, February 7, 2022, Maryland United States Attorney Erek L. Barron announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has entered into a memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Special Inspector General Brian D. Miller of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) and Deputy Inspector General James D. Powell...
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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%, State Continues to Report Lowest Case Rate In U.S.

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%, State Continues to Report Lowest Case Rate In U.S.

Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 10%, as the state continues to report substantial declines in key health metrics. “For the second straight day, our positivity rate is in single digits, another sign of the encouraging progress we are making,” said Governor Hogan. “While we are emerging from...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Update on Management of COVID-19 at Detention Center

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Update on Management of COVID-19 at Detention Center

On January 10, Sheriff Troy Berry issued a press release regarding the management of COVID-19 at the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) during the nation’s largest spike in the virus ever. “In past months, there has been a campaign of misinformation being shared on social media regarding COVID-19 at the detention center.  Hearing misinformation...
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COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available to St. Mary’s County Residents

COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available to St. Mary’s County Residents

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will be distributing free COVID-19 take-home rapid antigen test kits to St. Mary’s County residents at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department drive-thru, by appointment only on the following dates and times: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 8:00 am – 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022 from 8:00...
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Calvert County Circuit Courthouse Extends Phase III Through March 6

Calvert County Circuit Courthouse Extends Phase III Through March 6

Due to the continued surge in Maryland of COVID-19 cases as a result of the Omicron variant, and consistent with the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and local health agencies, the Maryland Judiciary has extended Phase III emergency operations. On Jan. 14,...
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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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