Public encouraged to participate remotely to protect against COVID-19 spread

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – March 23, 2020 – Calvert County Government announces adjustments to meetings scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, in accordance with federal and state social distancing requirements to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and limit the number of people infected.

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting will hold its March 24 meeting at 10 a.m. at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center located at 901 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.

The BOCC will also hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. to consider and receive comments regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2021 staff recommended operating and capital improvement budget at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center. Citizens are encouraged to view the budget in its entirety and learn more about the FY 2021 budget process by visiting

In keeping with social distancing guidelines and to protect the health of citizens and staff, the public is encouraged to participate in the meetings by viewing the live stream on The public can also call in to speak by calling either of the following toll-free numbers to participate remotely: 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099. When prompted, dial meeting ID number 723 933 514.

Finally, those individuals interesting in submitting a comment may submit written comments to 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, Md. Attn: Tim Hayden, Director of Finance & Budget or by email to

To make certain there is ample time to submit written comments during this unprecedented pandemic, the commissioners have extended the public comment period and will accept written comments up until the Commissioners FY 2021 budget public hearing.

Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities or linguistic barriers should be requested by contacting the BOCC office at 410-535-1600, ext. 2202.

For additional information, contact the Calvert County Department of Finance & Budget at 410-535-1600, ext. 2651 or by email at

The county continues to share the latest updates surrounding Calvert County’s response to COVID-19 through a virtual resource center on its website, including any precautionary measures, guidance, and closures at Updates will continue to appear on the Calvert County Government website,, Facebook page at and Comcast Channel 6.

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