Glade Valley Government Health 

Spike In COVID-19 Cases Pauses Re-Openings

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Frederick County rose substantially over the weekend, reaching daily levels not seen for several months. As a result, County Executive Jan Gardner today announced that the County will take a pause from new expanded openings. The capacity increase for indoor dining at food service establishments in Frederick County will not take effect immediately.  “Given how our health metrics have suddenly changed, taking a pause is the right approach,” Executive Gardner said Monday. “We want our economy to reopen fully, and that requires…

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Business Glade Valley Government Health 

Frederick County COVID-19 Updates

County Executive Jan Gardner provided an update on the County’s battle against COVID-19. While Frederick County flattened the curve by shutting down early in the pandemic, Frederick County now faces the challenge of keeping the rate of infection down. Gardner urged everyone to wear masks and maintain social distance of six feet from those outside of their own households. Frederick County currently only meets one of the two standards for opening schools. While the positivity rate at 3.1% in Frederick County is less than the 5% required, the rate of…

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Business Glade Valley Health 

Governor Hogan Moves Maryland to Stage 3 of Recovery

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced this afternoon that all Maryland businesses may open at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020 including movie theaters and live performances with restrictions. This move marks the beginning of Stage 3 of Governor Hogan’s Re-Opening plan for Maryland. Movie theaters and live performance venues will be limited to audiences of 50% capacity or up to 100 people for indoor venues or 250 people for outdoor venues. Retail and houses of worship may increase their allowed capacity from 50% to 75% capacity. Appropriate health and…

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Glade Valley Government Health 

Maryland Pauses Re-Opening, Expands Mask Requirements, and Discourages Travel to Hot Spots

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan paused further re-opening plans today. The pause is due to an increase of hospital beds in use by COVID patients and “a dramatic shift of cases” with 56% of new cases in Maryland among residents under 40 years of age. Maryland will not enter Phase Three of its Re-Opening Plan until further notice. Through contact tracing, the following activities were identified as the leading sources of infection in Maryland: 44% attended a family gathering, 23% attended house parties, and 21% attended outdoor events. Contact tracing found…

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