COVID-19 RESPONSE

2

1

3

The City of Frederick is committed to the life, health, and safety of our residents and employees. We urge all to take the recommendations and executive orders seriously and practice strong social distancing. These actions may be difficult, but it requires us to act together in the best interest of our community.


This site will be updated with COVID-19 information and resources at 11 AM daily or more expediently as information is available. Please send any questions to covid19@cityoffrederickmd.gov.  

  1. City Services
  2. RECOVERY & REOPENING
  3. State UPDATES
  4.  Resources & WAYS TO HELP

The City of Frederick is committed to providing uninterrupted essential services to our residents and are making strategic decisions on how best to deliver other services long term. The City of Frederick will be enacting a modified delivery of City services, department access, and processing deadlines. Additional services and orders have been enacted by the State. 

(updated 10/16/2020; most recent updates in bold)

PUBLIC MEETINGS

  • Until further notice, all boards and commissions will be meeting in a virtual format. Viewing and commenting is still possible. Learn more.
  • To reduce the risk of exposure and spread NAC meetings are now postponed through the City’s State of the Emergency except for the purposes of planning approvals required by the Land Management Code.

CITY FACILITIES

  • Public access to City facilities is restricted and by appointment only. Residents should contact the appropriate City staff member to arrange appointments. Please note that reduced staffing levels of some offices will likely occur. Masks are required for building entry. 

BILLS & CITATION PAYMENTS

  • Due dates for City bills, permits, licensures, and citations will be extended to thirty days after the City State of the Emergency ends.

FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Health Center

  • The health center is operating 9AM-5PM
  • The health center is offering telehealth to existing patients which can be scheduled by email to telehealthfcaa@cityoffrederickmd.gov or calling 301-600-1393 or 301-600-1506.
  • If you are not a current patient of the Frederick Community Action Agency Community Action Health Center and are in need of healthcare services at this time, please complete an online intake form at bit.ly/FCAAHealthIntake to see if you qualify for healthcare services at our health center. A staff member will contact you within 24-72 hours after submission of your application

Food Supports

  • The soup kitchen will be carryout only until further notice and is open 5:30PM-6:30PM daily
  • The Foodbank is operating Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2PM-4PM
  • Online Foodbank Appointment Scheduler
  • In collaboration with the Salvation Army, the Frederick Community Action Agency has mobilized its Food Bank to serve local seniors and families. The current food drops are in operation: 
    • Food drops on the West side of the City are coordinated with the Asian American Center of Frederick and the Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland in Frederick.
    • A full list of current food drop locations: 
      • Monday
        • Monocacy Village Shopping Center - 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday
        • Amber Meadows park – 12:00 pm (201 Amber Drive)
        • American Legion parking lot - 1:00 pm (1450 Taney Avenue)
      • Thursday
        • Windsor Gardens Apts. - 12:00 PM
        • Hillcrest Park - 1:00 PM
      • Friday
        • Hill Street Skate Park – 12:00 pm (100 Hill Street)

Other Services

  • Additional agency services (transportation, housing and weatherization, and energy assistance) have been reduced to allow staff to work on emergency and urgent needs. For more information, visit the FCAA Website
  • Additionally, we are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable in our community. We are in active conversations with fellow human service providers to ensure all populations are cared for during this public health crisis.

PARKING

  • Curbside Pick-Up Zones will continue throughout the downtown area and do not require meter payment. These parking spaces are open for 10-minute use 11AM-9PM. Residential permits are permitted to use the spaces at all other times. Those with handicap tags/permits may use the curbside pick up zones for up to one-hour. Parking garages continue to offer 30 minutes of free parking for pickup at this time.
  • Restrooms are open in the Carroll Creek and Church parking garages from 9AM-10PM with regular cleanings in place and adequately stocked with handwashing supplies.

PLANNING, ENGINEERING & BUILDING PERMITS

  • The City debuted an online submittal portal for applications, plans, and fee payments for work with the Planning, Engineering, and Building Departments on 4/1/2020. Through this service, the public can submit for the intake of building permit applications, site and subdivision plans, Historic Preservation Commission applications, Zoning Board of Appeals, Archelogy, public improvement/grading plans, and many other applications. For more information, please Building & Permits, Planning, and Engineering.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

  • Code Enforcement inspectors continue to monitor City properties and are patrolling on an amended schedule. Inspectors are adhering to State Executive Orders, City policies, and CDC guidelines to ensure safety during their efforts. Even during this challenging time, it remains important for all City residents to maintain one’s property in a customary way to avoid unintended harmful situations. 

BILLS & CITATION PAYMENTS

  • Due dates for City bills, permits, licensures, and citations will be extended to thirty days after the City State of the Emergency ends.

INSPECTIONS

  • Inspections that require City oversight will occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Certain items may be inspected at a future date if not critical to be checked at this time. Inspections requiring coordination with other City departments outside of the DPW Projects Departments will require two weeks advance notice. More information for the Land Development Community
  • Water sampling must be performed through the City. City labs will accept samples for testing Tuesday through Thursday before noon. Collection on site must occur no later than 11 AM that day. Sampling must be scheduled two weeks in advance. 

PARKS AND RECREATION

    • The William R. Talley Recreation Center will be open for select pre-registered programming.   Walk-in activities are not permitted at this time. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.
    • All satellite recreation centers will be closed until further notice. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.
    • The Talley Fitness Center is open with safety precautions and a reservation system in place for members only.
    • The Department is offering Return to Recreation Programming with safety precautions in place. Fall 2020 Fall Program Brochure |  Register Now
    • All park facility permits, park pavilion permits, permitted use of city fields, and permitted use of city tennis courts has resumed.  Applications are being accepted.
      1. All COVID-19 Parks and Recreation Permit Application Information
      2. City Pavilion Permit Application
      3. City Park Facility, Bandshell, and Amphitheater Permit Application (application available on-line 9/8/20 for permitted usage beginning 9/15/20)
      4. City Field Permit Application
      5. City Tennis Courts Permit Application
    • All parade/walk/race permits are canceled through December 31, 2020.  Patrons will receive a refund.  Refunds will be processed and issued as promptly as possible.  New applications and applications currently under review for parade/walk/race permits are not being accepted/processed at this time.  As conditions warrant, the City will communicate plans to resume the application and permit process.
    • All park playgrounds, pavilions, basketball courts, tennis courts, in-line rinks, the Dog Park, and skate parks are open. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings.
    • Parks remain open to the community. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings. 
    • The Clustered Spires Golf Course is open with safe operating procedures in place. Please contact the facility at 301-600-1295 for more information on tee times, safety measures, and operations.

WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

  • The Weinberg Center for the Arts is closed. Please contact the Weinberg Center for information on event rescheduling.