Business Glade Valley Government 

Maryland Progresses to Stage Two of Recovery

Governor Larry Hogan announced this afternoon that 380,716 COVID-19 tests had been completed in Maryland; 14,385 tests were completed in the past twenty-four hours. Hogan also announced that a high-tech lab at University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine opened and is fully operational weeks ahead of schedule. The lab utilizes specialized Korean machinery and cutting-edge robotics to run tests at a high volume. The lab is the backbone of the State of Maryland’s long-term plans for testing to address a potential spike of cases in the fall. Governor Hogan…

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Glade Valley Government 

Changes to Alert FC

As of June 1, 2020, Frederick County’s emergency text alert service will change how it delivers long messages. Longer text messages will no longer be received in their entirety or across multiple text messages. Instead, a text will include a web link to the entire message. The change is a result of new formatting from Everbridge, the vendor who provides the Division of Emergency Management’s AlertFC service. Users of AlertFC may find receiving messages through the mobile Everbridge app provides a better message experience. The benefits of using the app…

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Glade Valley Government 

Temporary Outdoor Seating Application Now Available

The Frederick County Division of Planning & Permitting is pleased to announced the Temporary Outdoor Seating Application for Restaurants and Food Service Establishments is now live. Included in the application is the State of Maryland guidelines for Best Practices for Businesses to Reopen Restaurants. For additional information, visit https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/7974/Permits-and-Inspections. Applications may be submitted electronically via email to Ashlye Bonomo, Manager of Permitting Services at ABonomo@FrederickCountyMD.gov. Further questions may be directed to the Department of Permits & Inspections at 301-600-3463.

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Business Glade Valley Government Health 

County Expands Phase One Re-Opening and Announces $2 Million for Volunteer Fire & Rescue

After two-weeks of a decrease in acute care beds and a plateauing of ICU beds used for COVID-19 patients, fewer patients needing ventilators, and the delivery of 100,000 gowns, N95 masks, and gloves this week, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced the expansion of Phase One Re-Opening tomorrow. Gardner noted that the 100,000 clinical gowns delivered on Tuesday were three weeks late in being delivered. The reliability of obtaining PPE continues to be a concern for handling COVID-19 patients and protecting health care workers. The Frederick County Health Department is…

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