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News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Masks Save Lives: How to make, use and clean cloth face coverings available here

KNOW THE GUIDELINES for businesses, restaurants and attractions (a full list of guidelines are available here). Citizens are asked to report any non-compliance to the Calvert County Health Department at (410)535-5400 or the Calvert County Sheriffs Department non-emergency line at (410)535-2800. 

Under Executive Order 20-06-10-01, which was issued on June 10, and accompanying directives from the Maryland Department of Health:

  • Bars and restaurants are open for seated service only with physical distancing and capacity restrictions. Customers must be seated at least six feet apart from other guests. Standing and congregating in bar areas is strictly prohibited.
  • All staff must wear a face covering while working and interacting with customers.
  • For facilities with booths, every other booth must be closed.
  • No more than six people may sit at a table.

Be aware and prepare. Sign up for ALERTS through Calvert County Emergency Alert System here.

Reopening Guidance: As additional businesses and activities resume, the Maryland Department of Commerce offers guidance and best practices to help businesses reopen safely. Resources found here


TOWN NOTICES:  

Open swim resumes at outdoor County pools for County residents only for more information please click here

Wondering what local businesses are open? Bookmark this link to stay in the know. Stay Safe Stay Local and support your local businesses. 

Town owned Park Updates: Town staff are working hard to provide residents with a safe, and non-crowded, experience at Town amenities. Capacity limits are in place at both locations to ensure the safety and comfort of our residents. 

  • Bayfront Park aka Brownies Beach is open for Town of Chesapeake Beach residents only and their guests per the June 18th, 2020 adopted resolution #R-20-3 of the Mayor and Town Council. Average attendance is less than 20 providing a comfortable experience for Town residents. 
  • Chesapeake Beach Water Park is open for Town of Chesapeake Beach residents and Calvert County residents and their guests per the June 18th, 2020 adopted resolution #R-20-3 of the Mayor and Town Council. Average attendance is less than 120 guests providing a comfortable experience for Town residents.  Purchase your tickets in advance by visiting the Chesapeake Beach Water Park website here

Looking for something local to do? Join us at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park and enjoy the experience of the Park, without the crowd

Water Park

As of July 17, 2020-Chesapeake Beach is still leading the County in Self Response for the US Census2020, lets get to 100%! If you have not completed your Census, take a couple minutes and “Start the Questionnaire” and make sure your counted! If you have completed your Census, call a neighbor and encourage them to complete it

Town Hall operation: Town Hall remains closed to the public; however, Town Staff are here to assist you. Please call Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 during normal business hours for general questions or to reach a member of Town staff via phone. Emergency infrastructure services as still available 24/7 by calling Town Hall. 


RESIDENT RESOURCES: 

Community Connections Resource Drive-Thru – Hosted by United Way of Charles County and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Resource Drive-thru (while supplies last). Resources for children (including educational supplies, diapers, underwear, and more) and adults (including food, pet food, face masks, and more). All free, all distributed outdoors. Drive from station to station and volunteers will place the items in your car – safe and convenient!  Contact Elizabeth at 240-587-6373 or outreach@unitedwaycharles.org for more information. 

Looking for outdoor fun close to home? Maryland has 53 parks to choose from. https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/parks.html

Getting Southern Maryland Back To Work – the Tri-County Council’s Workforce Development Division and the College of Southern Maryland’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division have partnered to launch the Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work initiative – a joint effort that will create a transparent, accessible and coordinated pathway to skills upgrade training and re-employment for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the crisis.Town halls will begin within the next week to educate the public on this opportunity for more information click here

Town Boat Ramp Passes are still being processed for residents. Please complete the linked application and upload all of the supporting documents to receive your ramp pass. If you already have a pass, it is still valid and you do not need another pass at this time. 

SENIOR SERVICES: Caregiver Services Corp launched a new service to support senior citizens, more information available hereSenior Call Check: Are you a senior, or know of a senior who is in need of a Check In for safety reasons, click here for more information. 

Calvert County Behavioral Health’s Recovery Rapid Response Program is available to assist during these trying times. Do you or someone you know want to stop using opiates? There is no time to spare when someone is ready to seek help. Call the Recovery Rapid Response Program at 1-877-467-5682 from 7am-11pm any day of the week. We will help streamline access to recovery services and can provide urgent same-day opiate treatment through our Mobile Crisis Team. Telehealth service is also available for clients who have access to either an iPhone, Android, or computer equipped with webcam. To view the current overdose report, please click here

Domestic Violence resources are available through the 24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE (410)535-1121 or (301)855-1075, the Maryland Hotline is 1-800-MD-HELPS and the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE. In the event of an emergency call 911. National statistics have revealed a surge in incidences of violence between couples, towards children and the elderly as well as cases of sexual assault. Be aware if someone appears to need help. 


LOCAL BUSINESS UPDATES/ RESOURCES: Updates for local businesses from the Town are available here

If you are a local business in need of face masks please EMAIL info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov