Amid COVID-19, Calvert County residents are urged to monitor Hurricane Isaias, which could impact the state next week. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) takes the safety of county citizens seriously. Preparing now will increase your ability to keep yourself and your family safe.
Please see below for the latest updates from your Board.
No BOCC meeting next week
The BOCC will not meet Tuesday, August 4.
The next scheduled meeting of the Board is Tuesday, August 11.
COVID-19 grant application window set to open again
The BOCC announces it will open a second round of the COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant to provide assistance to local for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that have experienced adverse financial impacts or expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant application opens Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at noon and will remain open until August 19, 2020, at 11:59 am. Closing date is subject to change based on the number of applications received.
For-profit small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Calvert County who are interested in receiving a grant are encouraged to review eligibility criteria and application requirements online.
Be Aware and Prepare for Emergencies
The mission of the Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, is to minimize the effects of future disasters through mitigation, planning, training and response efforts. To that end, the division encourages citizens to prepare for emergency situations using these emergency preparedness tools:
- Calvert County Alert: Emergency notification system allows officials to contact Calvert County residents in the event of an emergency situation. Register to receive messages.
- Calvert Prepare: An interactive app designed to allow Calvert County residents, businesses and visitors access to emergency information, alerts and preparedness guidance on the go. Download the app through the Apple App Store or the Google Play market. NOTE: The app was recently renamed from Prepare Me Calvert. The update has not yet taken affect in the Apple App Store. Please search for “Prepare Me Calvert” in the Apple App Store to download at this time.
- Smart911: A free online service that enables individuals and families to automatically provide vital information to 911 call takers during an emergency. Sign up for free at smart911.com.
- Special Needs Registry: A voluntary registry of individuals who may require evacuation assistance in the event of an emergency. Anyone who has unique needs that hinder or prevent them from taking protective actions on their own are encouraged to complete the registry form.
No mask, no entry
In accordance with the governor’s executive order to expand face covering requirements throughout Maryland, as of today at 5 p.m., masks are required outdoors at Calvert County parks and pools if you are unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not members of your household.
Exception to this requirement applies for anyone who:
- Has a disability or medical condition that makes it unsafe to wear a mask;
- Is consuming food or beverages;
- Is swimming or engaging in other physical activities (such as soccer, golf, football, tennis, basketball, etc.) where the use of face covering is likely to pose a safety risk; or
- Is less than five years old.
Pump for the Bay
The Calvert County Environmental Commission is challenging you to “Pump for the Bay.”
In addition to the prize of a healthier Chesapeake Bay, one lucky county resident will be reimbursed up to $350 for their septic system pump-out or upgrade in 2020 by entering the “Pump for the Bay” contest. Entries must be received before 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Full details and entry form are available online.