Governor Hogan is allocating $50 million to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) to assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and state-of-emergency.
Click the banner above or visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/MarylandNonprofitRecoveryInitiative.aspx to learn more and apply.
Safety Best Practices by Industry
As the county gets back to business, our business owners are urged to continue to put people first. This means adhering to best practices that ensure the safety of your workers and customers alike. Through our collective efforts, Maryland’s business community will play a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections. Leaders across Maryland’s business community have assisted in developing best practices to help businesses across the state as we enter this new era in business.
COVID-19 Recovery Plan
Emergency Mandates and Restrictions End on July 1
All emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1, 2021. There will no longer be any statewide mas order in effect for any settings, including schools, camps and child care facilities
45-Day Administrative Grace Period Through August 15
Thursday, July 1 will mark the beginning of a 45-day grace period, where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed to complete the administrative transition out of the pandemic. This includes such provisions as renewing driver’s licenses, winding down emergency health operations, and the moratorium on evictions related to COVID-19.
- You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
- You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
- If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
- You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
- You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
- You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
- You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
- You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
- If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
- However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
- You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
- If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested within 3 days of their flight (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
- You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
- People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.
Testing Sites in Washington County
- Meritus Screening Drive Thru Center is located at 13620 Crayton Blvd. The drive-thru screening center is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Health Department Spring Mobile Testing Sites: The mobile COVID-19 testing site will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm. Mondays and Wednesdays the testing site will be located at various locations in Hagerstown. Each Friday the testing site will be mobile throughout the county going to different municipalities such as Hancock, Smithburg, Cascade, etc.
- CVS Drive-Thru Testing Site located at 1503 Potomac Ave, Hagerstown MD 21742. Please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing to see if you qualify for testing at this site and to schedule an appointment.
- CVS Drive-Thru Testing Site located at 10 E Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown MD 21740. Please visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing to see if you qualify for testing at this site and to schedule an appointment.
- U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 11236 Robinwood Drive, Suite 101 Hagerstown, MD 21742. Appointment required and patients are charged with copay. Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 240-313-4242
- U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 18721 N Pointe Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742. Appointment required and patients are charged with copay. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 301-733-8313
JIC COVID-19 Briefings
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 2, 2021) – The Washington County Public Relations and Marketing Department introduces a sweet family-friendly summer activity: the Washington County, MD Ice Cream Trail! Journey to all 11 locally-owned ice cream shops to receive a stamp on your Ice Cream Trail map. Once you have completed the trail, send us a picture of your completed map with all 11 stamps
June 10, 2021 The FINAL COVID-19 Joint Information Briefing is being released today, June 10, 2021 **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday** The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard. Please note the numbers were scrubbed and we have 10 fewer cases
COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING June 3, 2021 The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’ Click here to receive Washington County briefings delivered to your inbox. COVID-19 Joint Information Briefings are ONLY released on Thursdays. **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**
IT’S YOUR SHOT TO END COVID-19 The Washington County Health Department and Washington County Government announce the launching of a mass media campaign focusing on vaccine hesitancy. Funded by a FEMA grant, the campaign’s goal is to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Washington County, Maryland. As of May 26, 2021, Washington County’s vaccination rate for first doses is at 34.65%, which is 17.65%