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By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher
Prince Frederick, MD- On Wednesday, April 14, 2020, a news station published an article titled” Maryland County assigns shopping days for Residents”.
Earlier last week the Calvert County Department of Health published a suggestion of having residents go-to shopping stores on certain days based on the first later of their last name.
This was asked to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent stores from becoming over-crowded.
After this article was published massive confusion ensued and the Calvert County Public Information Office published the following statements:
The Board of County Commissioners seeks to clarify recent news reports about restrictions on local shopping, specifically the days which consumers may shop in grocery stores. The public is advised there are currently no restrictions in Calvert County, Maryland. Citizens may continue to shop at their convenience.
Confusion arose when the Calvert County Health Department issued suggested consumer guidance regarding grocery store shopping days on their website to help local grocers minimize the number of people in grocery stores. Calvert County citizens and businesses should be aware that this was simply a suggested practice by the Calvert County Health Department.
The news station has since corrected the article and noted the correction at the bottom of their article.