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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] QAC Officials Announce Actions to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

QAC Officials Announce Actions to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


CENTREVILLE – Queen Anne’s County Officials announce a series of actions to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 following yesterday’s announcements from Governor Larry Hogan.


County Government will remain open and conduct normal business; all essential and non-essential staff should report to work as scheduled. In order to continue our efforts to reduce the impacts of this public health and safety situation, the county will be taking the following precautions.


  • Public access will be restricted in all county facilities until further notice. No one presenting flu like symptoms will be permitted to enter.
  • Public meetings will be restricted to no more than 30 people.
  • Senior Centers are closed for general purpose effective March 12.
  • Recreational and sporting events (leagues) at County Parks including practices and games will be cancelled or postponed until March 27. County Parks will remain open for passive recreation only.
  • Artificial turf field use is suspended until March 27.
  • The state has closed all public schools until March 27. This includes after school activities.
  • Visitations to the county Detention Center are cancelled until further notice.
  • Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center will be closed on weekends beginning Saturday, March 14.
  • Circuit Court Jury Trails and meetings are cancelled for the next 2 weeks. All other regular court business will proceed as scheduled at this time.
  • Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office will not be allowing visitors in the office or offering public fingerprinting.
  • Queen Anne’s County Public Libraries will be working reduced hours Mon-Sat 10-4. All programs and meeting room usage will be cancelled until March 30.

This is a rapidly changing event so follow us on social media @QACGOV and qac.gov online for the latest updates to county government. For the latest information on COVID-19 follow Queen Anne’s County Department of Health @QADOH and qahealth.org

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