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NOTE: This is a rapidly evolving situation and this page will provide updates as they become available.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR RESTAURANTS & HOTEL AND LODGING PROVIDERS

(January 14, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces application submittals for the Restaurant Relief Grant – Phase Two will be placed on hold effective immediately. A large volume of applications have been received and are projected to expend available funds.

Right click to save the application onto your computer. Please ensure you are not viewing the PDF in a web browser before filling it out electronically.

Due to limited funding, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Completed applications should be emailed to riseup@washco-md.net.

Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, or until funds have been exhausted.

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.

The purpose of this toolkit is to help business owners get the information they need in order to open, what steps should be taken to put you on the best path of success, and how to assess your business needs.

Resources for small businesses including loan applications, grant applications, and various guides to running your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for small businesses including loan applications, grant applications, and various guides to running your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together We Rise Webinar Series

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Together We Rise Webinar: Guidance for Restaurants & Bars (6/2/2020)
Together We Rise Webinar: Guidance for Restaurants & Bars (6/2/2020)
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Together We Rise Webinar: Recreation Activities (6/2/2020)
Together We Rise Webinar: Recreation Activities (6/2/2020)
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Together We Rise Webinar Series: 5/21/2020
Together We Rise Webinar Series: 5/21/2020
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Together We Rise Webinar Series: 5/14/2020
Together We Rise Webinar Series: 5/14/2020

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.

Download our Business Occupancy Limit signs to let your customers know the proper rules while shipping in your establishment.

Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services 

FDA is sharing information about best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard workers and consumers.

Take the Maryland Strong: Back to Business Pledge

Maryland’s business community plays a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections. Governor Hogan is encouraging Maryland business owners to take the Maryland Strong Back to Business Pledge, and display a signed pledge in their place of business

COMMUNITY PLANNING

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

Do Your Part to Help Flatten the Curve

Stay Home – Cover Coughs & Sneezes – Wash Your Hands

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Remembering Jacob and Doris Bender
Remembering Jacob and Doris Bender
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#MaskUpWashCo
#MaskUpWashCo
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Washington County Health Officer Update - July 1, 2020
Washington County Health Officer Update - July 1, 2020
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COVID-19 Update for Washington County, MD - April 11, 2020
COVID-19 Update for Washington County, MD - April 11, 2020
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Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #4
Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #4
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Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #3
Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #3
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Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #2
Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #2
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Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #1
Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #1

Testing Sites in Washington County

The Meritus COVID-19 testing site is now available to those who do not currently have symptoms of the coronavirus, but suspect or are concerned that they have been exposed. No appointments or referrals are needed to be tested. Testing is now available for all ages.

 

  • 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 4:30 p.m and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Health Department Winter Testing Site: located at 13 West Lee Street, Hagerstown, MD. The site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 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. – 8:30 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

Seasonal Illness Care Clinics (SIC Clinics)

Preparing for the upcoming flu season and the potential increase in COVID-19 cases, Meritus Health has established Seasonal Illness Care Clinics or SIC Clinics to safely accommodate patients with symptoms of COVID-19 or flu. Once a patient has been cared for by his/her provider via video or phone, the provider may refer said patient to one of the SIC Clinics. This would be for those individuals who need to be seen in person, but have COVID or flu-like symptoms preventing them from having an in-practice appointment. Symptoms that would be present to visit a SIC Clinic could include:
  • Upper respiratory illness
  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Ear pain
  • Shortness of breath/wheezing
  • Generalized body aches/joint pain/muscle pain/fatigue
  • Chills
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose/sinus pain and pressure, post nasal drip
  • You’ve tested positive for COVID and have worsening symptoms
  • You have known COVID exposure and feel ill
 
SIC Clinic – North (located at Meritus Medical Plaza, 13620 Crayton Blvd.)
Hours of operation: Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8–Noon
 
SIC Clinic - Smithsburg (located beside Meritus Pediatric & Adult Medicine – Smithsburg practice)
Hours of operations: Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m.
 
FREE TELEHEALTH VISITS AVAILABLE
Meritus Health continues to offer FREE telehealth visits. These visits will allow patients to speak directly with a primary care provider to discuss health concerns. Telehealth visits are available from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. To request a telehealth visit please visit - https://www.meritushealth.com/patients-visitors/telehealth-visits/

Daily COVID-19 Briefings

Washington County Vaccination Update: January 20, 2021

VACCINATION UPDATE   ***Timelines are subject to change depending on multiple factors, including vaccine availability***   Over the past week, more than 7,000 interest forms were submitted to Meritus Health from senior community members to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Meritus has started reaching out to those on the list to schedule available appointments. As the vaccine supply remains very limited, so do available

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: January 19, 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 Daily Briefings will be released ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER  

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: January 15, 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 Daily Briefings will be released ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER  

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Washington County Vaccination Update

    VACCINATION UPDATE   ***Timelines are subject to change depending on multiple factors, including vaccine availability***   COUNTY STATUS We are currently in Phase 1A, which includes healthcare workers, first responders, and nursing home residents and staff. The nursing home populations are being vaccinated by CVS and Walgreens through a federal pharmacy program. First responders and other health care providers have been vaccinated or are

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include InternetProviders.com. Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.