Compiled By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Staff Writer

To ensure citizens have the most up-to-date information, CCG has launched a virtual resource center on its website. Citizens can find the latest updates surrounding Calvert County’s response to COVID-19, including any precautionary measures, guidance, and closures, at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Coronavirus. Residents, employees, and media are encouraged to regularly monitor the page and use the resources available.

Calvert County Government is taking precautionary measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and limit the number of people infected, particularly older adults and those with chronic health conditions. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Calvert County.

In accordance with federal and state recommendations and requirements, county departments have made the following adjustments to events and operations, effective at close of business today, March 13, until further notice, unless otherwise indicated:

  • Water fountains at all county-operated facilities, including dog parks, have been taken out of service.

Department of Parks & Recreation

  • All community centers are closed.
  • Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center is closed.
  • County parks will remain open for passive activities until further notice.
  • Organized sporting events at county-owned parks are canceled.
  • Indoor and outdoor recreational programs and activities at county parks and facilities are canceled until further notice. This includes sports, special events, aquatics, community center programs, and rentals.
  • All large special events and gatherings of 250 people or more, including private events, are canceled.
  • All Parks & Recreation programs at school facilities are canceled.
  • All Parks & Recreation events scheduled through April 30 are canceled.
  • Breezy Point Blast-Off scheduled for May 16 is postponed until September.
  • A flexible refund and cancellation policy has been enacted for Parks & Recreation programs and services.

Office on Aging

  • All senior centers are closed.
  • Meals on Wheels deliveries will continue. Congregate meal participants may request meal delivery through the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or OOAmailbox@calvertcountymd.gov

Public Transportation

  • Regular route service will continue until further notice.
  • Specialized service appointments are limited to medical or nutritional trips only.

Calvert Library

Department of Public Works

  • Bulk pickup, mattress pickup, HELP Association pickup and Carol Porto Treatment Facility pickup are suspended until further notice.
  • The paper shred event scheduled for March 21 is canceled.
  • All scheduled facility tours and events are canceled.

Calvert Marine Museum

  • Calvert Marine Museum will close to the public until further notice.
  • All museum programming and special events will be postponed or canceled. Information regarding rescheduling will be made available at a later date.

Planning Commission

  • The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for March 18 is canceled.
  • Community shelters, including Project ECHO, Safe Harbor, Safe Nights and On Our Own are following infectious disease protocols to remain open and providing services, including meals, to the homeless population.
  • These changes are in addition to those previously announced:
  • Water fountains at all county-operated facilities, including dog parks, have been taken out of service.

On March 13, 2020, Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and administrative head of the judicial branch ordered all courts in the Maryland Judiciary, court offices, administrative offices, units of the Judiciary, and the Office of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts be closed to the public on an emergency basis, effective March 16, 2020. The Circuit Court for Calvert County, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Calvert County Treasurer’s Office, and Register of Wills, all located at 175 Main Street in Prince Frederick, are impacted by this order.

The following mandatory matters shall continue to be scheduled and heard in the Circuit Court, in keeping with the urgency of those matters and consistent with statutory requirements, either in person or remotely pursuant to the Administrative Order on Remote Electronic Participation in Judicial Proceedings, June 18, 2018, with the court to notify all participants necessary to the proceeding:

  • bail reviews
  • arraignments 
  • emergency Habeas Corpus petitions
  • juvenile detention hearings
  • CINA shelter care and adjudication on shelter care
  • emergency delinquency
  • domestic violence protective petitions
  • appeals from peace orders 
  • family law emergencies including petitions for guardianship
  • temporary restraining orders
  • emergency evaluation petitions 
  • quarantine and isolation petitions
  • extradition cases
  • Rule 4-271 determinations (Hicks)
  • search warrants
  • body attachments
  • contempt

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...