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

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

APPLICATIONS FOR DIRECT RELIEF RESTAURANT GRANT PLACED ON HOLD

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 9, 2020) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces application submittals for the Direct Relief for Restaurants Grant will be placed on hold effective immediately. A large volume of applications have been received and are projected to expend available funds.
 
The Department of Business Development will be reviewing all applications that were received on or before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020. The Department of Business Development appreciates the response from the restaurant industry in Washington County.
 
For questions, please email riseup@washco-md.net.

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.-noon.
  • 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

The Washington County Health Department will no longer be conducting COVID-19 testing at the VEIP site in Hagerstown. The health department will continue to provide free COVID-19 testing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All testing sites are walk up, free and do not require an appointment or doctor’s referrals

Mobile Testing Sites: Closed for the winter months.
 
Winter Testing Site: Starting Monday November 2nd the Washington County Health department will be providing drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing at one location during the winter months. Please go to the entrance at 13 West Lee Street and follow all traffic directions to be tested.
 
Hagerstown Housing Authority
13 West Lee Street, Hagerstown
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
10am-2pm
 
New locations will be announced on the Health Department’s website at https://washcohealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/ and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WashHealth/

Daily COVID-19 Briefings

COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: December 1, 2020

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: November 24, 2020

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING November 24, 2020   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

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: November 20, 2020

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: November 17, 2020

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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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.