Last Updated: 4/1/2020 1:15 p.m.

April 1, 2020: Frederick County residents can stay up to date with the latest on the COVID-19 emergency. Text the keyword FredCoVID19 to 888777, and receive messages from the Frederick County government on operational changes, news conferences and much more. Message and data rates may apply.  You can also go to for more information and to sign up.


Governor Hogan has enacted an executive order which institutes a Stay at Home directive, effective at 8pm on March 30, 2020.

  • No Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.
  • Only essential businesses are allowed to remain open in Maryland, and those businesses must make every effort to scale down their operations in order to reduce the number of required staff, to limit interactions with customers, and to institute telework for as much of the workforce as is practical.
  • No Marylander should be traveling outside of the state unless such travel is absolutely necessary. If you have traveled outside of the state, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.



Maryland Public Schools: ALL Schools Closed March 16-April 24. 

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) is serving breakfasts, lunches and suppers to go at 18 sites throughout Frederick County. Participants must be age 18 or under unless they are adults enrolled in an educational program for persons with disabilities. They do not have to live in Frederick County, be FCPS students or be registered to attend the schools serving meals. They do not have to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. From all locations and at all mealtimes, children’s meals are “to go.”   Monday-Friday, breakfasts are served “to go” 8:30-9:30 a.m., with lunches and suppers served “to go” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the following schools:
Ballenger Creek Elementary
Crestwood Middle
Frederick High
Hillcrest Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Monocacy Elementary
North Frederick Elementary
Waverley Elementary

In addition, staring Wednesday, March 25, the following community-based sites will serve a cold “grab n go” breakfast from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. along with the lunches and suppers they’ve been serving. Look for the bright yellow school buses. Lunch sandwich options at community-based sites include turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, Italian combo, and wowbutter, an all-natural nut-free peanutbutter substitute.

Brunswick – Rite Aid Parking Lot, Brunswick Heights Shopping Center, 92 Souder Road, Brunswick
Buckeystown United Methodist Church –  Parking Lot, 3440 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick
Concord Mobile Homes Park Community – 4828 Pioneer Circle, Jefferson
Jubilee Foods – Parking Lot at 515 E. Main Street, Emmitsburg
Heather Ridge – School Parking Lot, 1445 Taney Avenue, Frederick
Lucas Village Community Center – 111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Frederick
Max Kehne Ball Field – Parking Lot, 1100 West 7th Street, Frederick
New Market Shopping Center – Parking Lot, PNC Bank Location, 11717 Old National Pike, New Market
Thurmont  Elementary – School Parking Lot, 805 E. Main Street, Thurmont
Walkersville – Discovery Shopping Center Parking Lot (Goodwill Store), 8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville

FCPS is planning to add locations as early as Thursday, March 26; for the newest information, please visit For additional information, please call 301-644-5061.



Frederick Community College: For the rest of the Spring semester to May 20, 2020, instruction and College services will be delivered remotely.

Hagerstown Community College: All credit classes will be held via remote instruction, through the end of the spring semester. Employees to work remotely until further notice. For more information, visit

Hood College: Online classes will continue for the remainder of the spring semester.

University of Maryland College Park: The University is operating in a partial online environment as of March 18, 2020 with reduced operations the week of March 23, 2020. Starting March 30, 2020 and continuing through the end of this academic year, all classroom instruction will be conducted virtually. Residence halls will officially close for the semester on April 5, 2020. Click here for more information.



All Maryland State Government level 2 and all non-essential persons are required to telework.

Frederick City: Access to facilities are restricted to appointments only. Frederick City Board, Commission and NAC meetings are canceled. Talley Recreation Center is closed. Daytime meter enforcement is suspended. There will be curbside parking zones established in order to pick up food from downtown restaurants.

Frederick Community Action Agency: will continue to operate it’s health center, food bank, and soup kitchen. Frederick County Government access to public buildings is limited.

Frederick County Adult Detention and Work Release Center: visitations and fingerprinting services have been suspended.

Frederick County Board and Commission: meetings have been cancelled until March 27th.

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce: will cancel all meetings and member functions until further notice.

Frederick County Health Department: Building closed to public access and FCHD is currently operating on an appointment-only basis. For more details, visit

Frederick County Parks and Recreation programs have been canceled. Parks will remain open.

Frederick County Public Libraries: branches are closed until further notice.

Frederick County Senior Services Division: temporarily closed all senior centers to the public.  The Meals on Wheels program will continue to deliver two meals a day to home bound adults, M-F, who meet eligibility guidelines.

Town Hall in Mount Airy: Closed for all public meetings in March and April unless otherwise noted.

Town of Brunswick: City Hall, the City Annex Building, Police Department, Pubic Works, Wastewater Treatment Plant and the City Park building are closed to walk in visitors

State Courts in Maryland: Maryland courts are currently closed to the public; however, the courts will continue to hear certain types of emergency matters. Most courthouses are operating with essential staff only. See for the latest information.




Governor Hogan has enacted an emergency order to close all non-essential businesses across the state.

Please consult for
additional guidance about what is and is not included in the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

Frederick Health:

For complete information on all of Frederick Health’s closures and cancellations, please visit

Frederick Health Medical Group’s Myersville Office- effective 3/25, closed until further notice. All other offices remain open at this time.

Liberty Office – Discontinue Walk-In Visits: Effective March 21, Frederick Health Medical Group will temporarily discontinue walk-in services at the Liberty office on Thomas Johnson Drive. Those that need to be seen are encouraged to stay home and use our Virtual Visit service, currently available for free at

Imaging – Postponing Elective Services: In the interest of protecting the community from COVID-19, we have decided to postpone many elective services including screening imaging exams. The following exams will be postponed for the duration of the coronavirus crisis:

  • Screening Mammograms
  • Screening Breast MRI
  • DEXA Bone Density
  • CT Lung Screening
  • CT Calcium Score

The Office of the Surgeon General of the United States, American College of Radiology, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons are all in support of this nationwide endeavor to postpone routine screening exams. Patients currently scheduled for routine screening exams will be contacted for rescheduling.

This temporary policy applies to routine screening evaluations only. Patients who are symptomatic should continue to seek treatment from their providers and will receive timely diagnostic exams and procedures from Frederick Health.


Hot Fired Arts: closed to walk-ins. Open for pottery-to-go-kits and pickups. Curbside pick-up of kits is available. Temporary Hours: M-Sun 12p-5p.

McCutcheon’s Apple Products: closed until further notice. This closure includes Mail Order, Retail, and Wholesale.

Rita’s of Frederick: Closed until further notice.

Stumpy’s Hatchet House of Frederick: Closed

Transformed Med Spa: Temporarily closing their doors, effective March 19, 2020, until further notice.



Saint Catherine Drexel Catholic Church: All weekend Masses are Canceled

Saint Katherine Drexel: Until further notice all public masses, Lenten Friday night meal/prayer are canceled as well as all prayer groups. Weddings/funerals  may proceed BUT attendance should be limited to immediate family.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Utica: closed through April 5th.  Re-evaluation will occur by April 1st.

Trinity United Methodist Church: Church services suspended through April and will reconvene May 3rd.



*Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan: ALL events limited to fewer than 10 people.*

Brunswick Fire Department: Spring Sportsman’s Raffle (3/14) postponed until 4/11

Brunswick Community Home and Craft Expo scheduled for April 4th has been canceled.

Bush Creek Church of the Brethren: Turkey, Oyster and Country Ham Dinner on March 28th is canceled. The next dinner will be Oct. 24, 2020.

Cunningham Falls Maple Syrup Festival: March 14-15 and March 21-22, has been canceled

Frederick County Builder’s Show (March 21-22): CANCELED

Frederick Fairgrounds: All events canceled until further notice. For a listing of those events and updates, go to

Frederick Running Festival: (May 2-3, 2020) has been postponed. Rescheduled date TBA.

Graceham Moravian Church: Canceled their Turkey and Oyster Dinner for March 27 and March 28

Hagerstown Christian Women’s Connection: breakfast will NOT be held Thursday, April 9, 2020

Libertytown Unionville Lions Club: Benefit Breakfast (March 22) is Canceled

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department: Canceled all events scheduled in the fire department social hall March 14 to April 14.

New Market Fire Department: St. Patrick’s Day Mega Bingo scheduled for March 20 canceled.

Mount Airy Lions Club: canceling two events — Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 5 & the city-wide yard sale that was scheduled for April 25.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre: Annual Fundraiser Retro Prom rescheduled from March 28 to August 22.

Pleasant Grove UMC in Ijamsville: Spaghetti Dinner on March 21st is canceled until further notice.

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church: Canceled Lenten Fish Fry Fridays, March 13 to April 3.

Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company: Country Breakfast on March 28th has been cancelled.

YMCA of Frederick County: will be holding it’s weekly Community Produce Market as usual, Wednesday, March 18 from 3-6pm HOWEVER the location has changed from the Y Teaching Kitchen to the Downtown Y. Stop by the Downtown YMCA, Wednesday from 3-6pm for fresh affordable produce.