News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

UPDATE 5/14/2020 @ 1:00 p.m.- The Southern Maryland Chronicle reached out to David Fitz, Deputy Director of Communications and Media Relations for Calvert County after numerous posts surfaced on Facebook stating Calvert County was not reopening becuase of this extension. That is false. The State of Emergency extension has nothing to do with the reopening of Businesses. The State of Emergency extension is used to help the state, local governments, and Federal Government coordinate resources and allocate money. The timing of this is what may have confused people

The order was set to expire and needed to be extended. St. Mary’s and Charles Counties will more than likely also extend theirs when it comes close to their expiring.

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – May 14, 2020 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today voted for a second extension to the declaration of a local state of emergency for Calvert County. The resolution extends the declaration for an additional 30 days in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The declaration was initially executed by BOCC President Kelly McConkey on March 17. The BOCC voted in April to extend the declaration for 30 days. The state of emergency will expire 90 days after the declaration first went into effect, unless terminated earlier.

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. Residents, employees and media are encouraged to regularly monitor the page and use the resources available at

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