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

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

As businesses begin reopening in Washington County, we want to know who is going above and beyond to keep customers safe and healthy! If a local business has impressed you with their best business practices and creativity during COVID-19, we encourage you to submit a Business Spotlight form. Please complete the information below and provide photos and/or video (5 file/25mb limit).

**Business must be located in Washington County, MD or in the City of Hagerstown**

Stockwell Maintenance Systems, Inc.
"Stockwell Maintenance Systems, Inc. has been providing janitorial\building maintenance and concrete polishing services in the tri-state area for over 40 years. We have been providing CDC guideline procedures in our cleaning and maintenance services for our clients and customers. Stockwell and sure that the facilities are safe and clean for all employees and customers to visit. We welcome the opportunity to provide a quote for your cleaning needs."

8989 Light Street Williamsport, MD 21795
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Together We Rise Business Spotlight Submission Form

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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.

Together We Rise Webinar Series

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

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HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 11, 2020) – At Governor Hogan’s most recent press conference, the announcement was made that effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, the State of Maryland will allow for additional reopenings as part of Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. The Governor also mentioned more openings scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2020. Please view Governor Hogan’s Executive Order for specific information.
 
 
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners announces that Washington County will be following the directives from the State of Maryland. Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020, Washington County will proceed with the additional openings listed in Stage Two of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The County will also proceed with the openings scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2020.

Reopenings effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020:
  • Indoor dining allowed at 50% capacity with distancing, strict public health requirements in place
  • Local schools systems can plan and hold safe outdoor graduation ceremonies
  • Outdoor amusements and rides, mini golf, go carts will be allowed to reopen with capacity limits
  • Outdoor parades, festivals, and fundraisers may resume with appropriate social distancing and face covering when social distancing is not possible
  • Outdoor concerts, shows, and any other community, recreational, leisure and cultural gatherings may resume performances and customary operations, but no audiences
  • Outdoor youth and amateur sports gatherings and events may resume sporting and other customary operations, but are not open to the general public
  • Outdoor professional sports gathering and events (including motor-cross and car racing) may resume sporting and other customary operations, but are not open to the general public
Reopenings effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020:
  • Fitness centers, martial arts facilities, dance studios, casinos, arcades, and malls can reopen with 50% capacity limits and public health requirements in place
  • School systems will be allowed to bring group of students (10-15 per room) for summer school activities
  • Outdoor high school sports can resume practice (limit of 10 students per group)
  • Bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, roller and ice skating rinks, social and fraternal clubs allowed indoor at 50% capacity
  • Indoor pools and aquatic facilities not to exceed 50% maximum capacity
  • Indoor concerts, shows, and any other community, recreational, leisure and cultural gatherings may resume performances and customary operations, but no audiences
  • Convention events may resume operations at 50% maximum occupancy
  • Indoor youth and amateur sports gatherings and events may resume sporting and other customary operations, but are not open to the general public. Total numbers of persons cannot exceed 50% maximum occupancy, maintain six feet social distancing when possible, and wear face covering when possible.
  • Indoor professional sports gatherings and events may resume sporting and other customary operations, but are not open to the general public. Total numbers of persons cannot exceed 50% maximum occupancy, maintain six feet social distancing when possible, and wear face covering when possible.
Citizens are encouraged to continue the following:
  • Encourage seniors and vulnerable populations to stay at home
  • Continue teleworking
  • Wear face covering at retail establishments and public transportation
As additional industries and activities begin to resume, the Maryland Department of Commerce continues to develop and issue guidance and best practices to help businesses reopen safely. These resources are available at open.maryland.gov/backtobusiness.

County officials and the Emergency Operations Center will continue to follow the lead of State officials and the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team as they to watch the data closely.

As COVID-19 still exists in the County, citizens are reminded to continue washing hands and maintaining appropriate physical distance.
 

Meal Machine Locations Map

Wear a Face Mask in Public

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

Do Your Part to Help Flatten the Curve

Stay Home – Cover Coughs & Sneezes – Wash Your Hands

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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. 
  • VEIP Station Drive Thru Testing Site is located at 12100 Insurance Way in Hagerstown. You will need a physicians’s order and an appointment to be tested at this site.
  • 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. No Appointment required. Monday – Friday 8 am – 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 6 pm
    240-313-4242
  • U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 18721 N Pointe Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742. No Appointment required. Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 7 pm Saturday 8:30 am – 6 pm
    301-733-8313

Mobile Testing Sites: Washington County Health Department is launching mobile testing sites throughout Washington County. Testing at these sites are free and you do not a doctor’s referral or an appointment to be tested.

All testing sites are walk-up clinics and are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • August 5: University Plaza, 50 West Washington Street, Hagerstown(9am-12pm)
  • August 7: Funkstown City Hall, 30 E. Baltimore Street, Funkstown
  • August 12: Bester Elementary School, 385 Mill St, Hagerstown (South Potomac St Side Parking Lot)
  • August 14: Keedysville Library, 22 Taylor Drive Keedysville
  • August 19: TBD       
  • August 21: Maugansville Elementary School, 18023 Maugans Ave, Hagerstown

Daily COVID-19 Briefings

COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: August 4, 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 will be updated Monday-Friday** EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER As a reminder to residents,

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: July 31, 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 will be updated Monday-Friday** EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Governor Hogan announced at a

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: July 28, 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 will be updated Monday-Friday** EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Together we can make a

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: July 21, 2020

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING July 21, 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 will be updated Monday-Friday**

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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.