LOCAL/ STATE PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS:
Statewide mask order remains in effect.
Marylands pre-registration system for COVID-19 mass vaccination sites. Action required if you are only registered through the Calvert County Health Department for a vaccination. Read more here.
News from the Calvert County Health Department "Variants, Vaccines, and a Light at the End of the Tunnel"
COVID VACCINATION RESOURCES:
Find a COVID-19 testing site near you. Visit the interactive map here. Calvert County COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration read more here. Maryland Launches Mass Vaccination registration site, more information available here.
Call the COVID-19 Hotline by dialing 211.
Receive text message updates. To receive COVID-19 alerts, tips, text “MdReady” to 898211.
QUICK REFERENCE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS:
Free and reduced meals. Find a meal distribution center here. Child Nutrition Department of Calvert County Public Schools distribute Grab ‘N Go meals Meal kits continue to be available free of charge. Parents/guardians wishing to pick up meals without their children being present must pre-register. Families may register by calling the Child Nutrition Office at 443.550.8680 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Any parent/guardian who is unsure if their child is already registered for the program may contact the Child Nutrition Office.
Seek food assistance. Access the website here
Apply for housing relief. For tenant guidance and programs, visit here. Assistance is available if you need help paying utility bills, rent or mortgage due to COVID 19, a printable flyer(ENGLISH) is available here. A printable flyer (SPANISH) is available here.
Register for the senior call check program. Register by calling 1-866-50-CHECK or by visiting this website.
Calvert County Behavioral Health’s Recovery Rapid Response Program. 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.
Support our Local Businesses with CalvertToGo
The CalvertToGo campaign makes it easy to get what you need quickly and safely while supporting your local businesses. View a map of our local Chesapeake Beach businesses here. A county wide map is available here.
Supporting our Local First Responders: On April 7th, 2021, Mayor Patrick "Irish" Mahoney presented the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department with a check for $50,000 to fund the purchase of safety equipment in support of the service provided to the citizens of the Town of Chesapeake Beach. These funds were provided as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 Town Council approved general fund budget for enhancements in public safety. Watch the presentation here.
Think of your neighbors and pay attention to your trash: Per Chapter 200, "Sanitary Maintenance" of the Town code, no garbage, trash, or debris shall be placed out for collection except in proper storage receptacles. Where collection is from a sidewalk or alley, receptacles shall be placed out no earlier than the evening preceding the day of collection. Receptacles placed on a sidewalk or alley shall be promptly returned to the premises after collection.
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 are available 24/7 by calling Town Hall. All Town meetings are recorded and available here.
LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS:
April is Autism Awareness Month: Calvert County Sheriffs Department has created Autism Awareness stickers/decals to place on a vehicle or residence where someone on the spectrum might travel in or reside, to alert law enforcement when responding to a call that they might encounter an individual with an intellectual or development disability. The stickers are free and available for pick-up at our headquarters in Prince Frederick, MD. Those wishing to fill out an information form or obtain an Autism decal, stop by our office located at 30 Church, St. Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information on the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Autism project, please contact DFC E. Durner at email@example.com.
It’s time to recognize powerful women! Saturday, April 17 is the Women of the World Virtual Celebration and Calvert County Commission for Women invites you to join them from 9:45-11:30 a.m. for this event. Our theme is “Breaking Barriers” and the keynote speaker is Maryland Commission for Women Chair and Immigration Lawyer Yun Jung Yang, Esq. Presenters include members of the Community Mediation Center, Calvert Collaborative for Children & Youth, Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, Calvert Historical Society, the League of Women Voters, NAACP-Calvert County and Calvert Minority Business Alliance. From judges to athletes, women have made lasting impacts on the world and we can’t wait to celebrate these change makers and barrier breakers. Register today at https://calvertlibrary.libnet.info/event/4880294.For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever tried PICKLEBALL? The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will host their inaugural Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. Games will be held at Hallowing Point Park, located at 4755 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick, and Cove Point Park, located at 750 Cove Point Road in Lusby. Players must register by April 16. Read more here.
Calvert County Behavioral Health has developed a virtual Active Parenting Workshop for parents of children ages 5-12. To register & for more information, please contact Chelsea Simms at Chelsea.Simms@maryland.gov. More information available here.
Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Sponsors Prescription Medication Take-Back Day: Prevent unused and expired prescription medications from being misused by turning them in at a no-questions-asked event sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) in partnership with local law enforcement and the Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation. Residents are urged to properly dispose of unused prescriptions Saturday, April 24 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prescription medications may be dropped off at the following locations:
• Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, 30 Church St., Prince Frederick
• Maryland State Police, Barrack U, 210 Main St., Prince Frederick
• Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
• Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach
• Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby
Community Outreach Resources from the Calvert County Health Department Local Behavioral Health Authority, linked below. To view their newsletter for furter resources please click here.
Additional COVID-19 relief funding for food service and hospitality businesses is now available through the Maryland RELIEF Act. For application opening dates, eligibility requirements and more information, visit www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/COVID19ReliefFund. To learn more about the Maryland RELIEF Act visit https://governor.maryland.gov/ReliefAct. For up-to-date information about additional grant programs available to all businesses, visit www.eCalvert.com/ReopenConfidently. Have questions? Email email@example.com or contact the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583. Please join our Business Matters mailing list at https://www.ecalvert.com/155/Newsletters to stay informed of news, information and more opportunities. State and Federal Emergency Grant Opportunities to Know About: A comprehensive list shared by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Click here for more information.