Calvert County Government announces additional changes to county events and operations.
Calvert County Government continues to take precautionary measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and limit the number of people infected, particularly older adults and those with chronic health conditions. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Calvert County.
On March 13, 2020, Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and administrative head of the judicial branch ordered all courts in the Maryland Judiciary, court offices, administrative offices, units of the Judiciary, and the Office of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts be closed to the public on an emergency basis, effective March 16, 2020. The Circuit Court for Calvert County, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Calvert County Treasurer’s Office, and Register of Wills, all located at 175 Main Street in Prince Frederick, are impacted by this order.
All courthouse employees are expected to report for work. Liberal leave policy is in effect subject to supervisor approval. Staff will be available by phone to provide information to assist the public.
The following mandatory matters shall continue to be scheduled and heard in the Circuit Court, in keeping with the urgency of those matters and consistent with statutory requirements, either in person or remotely pursuant to the Administrative Order on Remote Electronic Participation in Judicial Proceedings, June 18, 2018, with the court to notify all participants necessary to the proceeding:
- bail reviews
- emergency Habeas Corpus petitions
- juvenile detention hearings
- CINA shelter care and adjudication on shelter care
- emergency delinquency
- domestic violence protective petitions
- appeals from peace orders
- family law emergencies including petitions for guardianship
- temporary restraining orders
- emergency evaluation petitions
- quarantine and isolation petitions
- extradition cases
- Rule 4-271 determinations (Hicks)
- search warrants