Caroline County Economic Development

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Closures & Operational Interruptions

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Closure & Operational Interruptions Due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) UPDATED March 16, 2020

  • Governor Larry Hogan has closed all: restaurants, bars, gyms & movie theaters (Effective 5 PM)
  • All carry out, delivery, and drive through options are open.
  • All pharmacies, gas stations, banks, and grocery stores are to remain open.
  • The State of Maryland is under a State of Emergency, and by order of the Governor during this time:- All utilities such as phone, cable, internet, and electric may not be turned off and late fees will be waived. Evictions are prohibited.
    – All gatherings of 50 people or more are banned and will be enforced by local and state law enforcement until further notice.
    – We have been notified of a post stating that there is a curfew for the State of Maryland. That is false information.
  • County government operations will continue as normal as we develop an appropriate plan of action based on recent state guidance.
  • The Maryland State Department of Education has issued an order that all schools be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27.  All school-related travel, including field trips, are canceled effective immediately until further notice.
  • All Caroline County Public Libraries will also be closed from March 16 through March 27.  The Denton Branch ONLY will be open Friday 3/13 from 10am to 6pmand Saturday 3/14 from 10am to 3pm.
  • All Caroline County Senior Centers are closed until further notice. Upper Shore Aging will continue delivering Meals on Wheels to home-bound participants and will stay in contact with congregate meal participants.
  • Governor Hogan has issued an Executive Order prohibiting all social, community, religious, recreational, or sporting events or gatherings of more than 250 people until further notice.
  • In addition, based on advice from the Director of Emergency Services and County Health Officer, Caroline County government is cancelling all events like those outlined above, regardless of size. This policy will remain in place until the State of Emergency is lifted. Nonprofits, community groups, and other organizations are strongly urged to do the same.


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