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   King Farm Update

Management Updates

With recent updates from State and Federal Government regarding social distancing guidelines, the Board has decided to make the following:

Effective immediately, the Management Office is CLOSED for walk-in business but will continue to service residents via phone and email during regular business hours: 8:30–5pm (M-TH) & 8:30–2pm (Friday). If an in-person meeting is needed, it will be scheduled by appointment only. Contact information: call (301) 987-0122 or email management@kingfarm.org for assistance.

The Community Center is CLOSED. All events and rentals are postponed until further notice.

The Saddle Ridge fitness center is CLOSED until further notice.

Board and Committee meetings will be held via teleconference using Zoom. Links will be sent via email and placed on the King Farm website. If you are not registered to receive Management emails, please email management@kingfarm.org.

The Candidate Forum will be held remotely via Zoom. Residents will be able to register for the meeting when available.

For the Annual Meeting, voting will be limited to online voting, mail in, or drop off via mail slot at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle (box located to the right of the front door). Online voting is the preferred method. There will be no in-person voting.

Please click here to learn ways to entertain yourself and your children while practicing social distancing.

We appreciate your patience during these uncertain times and ask that everyone refer to the CDC website for best practices on staying healthy, be mindful of local news updates and remain calm.


COVID-19 Updates

As we all know, COVID-19 has created a lot of uncertainty. Because this is a new virus and information is still changing, we recommend all residents sign up for the following updates links below:

City of Rockville (all City of Rockville Alerts)
https://member.everbridge.net/index/3531635643384073#/signup

City of Rockville
https://www.rockvillemd.gov/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=COVID19-News-and-Information-24

CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/

Montgomery County Government
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

State of Maryland
https://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx


Find the latest news for Maryland on the The Office of Governor Larry Hogan website.

For information about Maryland businesses, visit the Maryland Visit Express website.

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention has resources for households, so you can prepare and respond. Rest assured, the employees of Rockville are keeping a close watch on the situation. Here's a list of resources for you to find up-to-date and trustworthy information.

From Montgomery County Website https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDMONTGOMERY/bulletins/2820d20


Senior only store hours in Montgomery County

Starting today Thursday, March 19, some local grocery stores and two national chains will open their doors in Montgomery county to seniors (60 and over) only, allowing them to shop among a smaller group of people and without the increased possibility of COVID-19 infection.

Check this list for specific hours and contact participating stores as these hours may change in the future:

Grosvenor Market, Rockville: Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 to 9 AM - (301-493-6217)

Safeway Rockville Pike, Tuesday and Thursdays from 7 to 9 AM - (301-945-3608)

Dawson's Market, Rockville: Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 AM - (240-428-1386)

Whole Foods, Rockville: Every day from 7 to 8 AM – (301-984-4880)

Target, Rockville: Wednesday from 8 to 9 AM (301-945-0018)

For more information, visit Montgomery County’s website.


Making the most of the situation

Most of our residents are working from home or attending classes electronically and are home. We need to be most vigilant about our behaviors. We want everyone to enjoy their home and environment.

I want to say 99.9% of the residents have been very respectful of their neighbors and the staff and we Thank You!

Additionally, you may already know or have this information handy, but we wanted to share them with you:

· Instacart: https://www.instacart.com/

· Giant: https://www.peapod.com/

· Safeway: https://www.safeway.com/

· Aldi: https://www.aldi.us/en/shop-now/grocery-delivery/

Restaurant Meal Delivery (in addition to restaurants that might delivery directly):

· UberEats: www.ubereats.com

· Grubhub: www.grubhub.com/

· Doordash: https://www.doordash.com/

Medicine:

· Revolution Meds: http://revmedsrx.com/

· CVS: https://www.cvs.com/content/multidose

· PillPack from Amazon: https://www.pillpack.com

· Expand Your Mind & Horizons Beyond the Walls of Your Home! – Virtual Museums & National Parks * eBooks * Free online courses * Great ideas to forward to your grands & great grands * and MORE!!!

· Tour National Parks virtually https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home

· The MCN network brings you the Ultimate Guide to Online Museums allowing you and your family to visit museums around the world.

· Free eBooks through Project Gutenberg

· Museums with online tours

· Another museum tour site: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?utm_source=emailshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-share-article&utm_content=20200315

· Modern States - offers free online courses for college credit via AP or CLEP examination

· Open Culture - free resources and courses for almost anything

· One on One English conversation with adult English learners in other countries via Cambly: https://www.cambly.com/en/tutors?lang=en

· Connect with Social Media and Do Virtual Visits with Video conferencing apps like FaceTime or Skype

· Explore what DC has to offer: WAMU's DCist (https://dcist.com/story/20/03/12/free-ways-to-watch-movies-listen-to-audiobooks-and-otherwise-keep-busy-at-home/) outlines a number of ways to stream movies, magazines, exercise classes, even strolling through Smithsonian archives!


King Farm Neighbors Village

As an update to our last email and in response to the evolving COVID 19 pandemic, we wanted to give you some further information about our services as well as some community information that you can use during this public emergency.

In line with our commitment to providing needed member services but also aware of our responsibility to protect the health of our volunteers who are overwhelmingly in the vulnerable age 60+ population and following guidance from our public health officials, we have limited our activities and services. Specifically, as was noted in our previous email, we have cancelled all of our in- person events through April 1, 2020. In addition, during this emergency we will no longer be able to offer members rides to appointments. However, as was noted in our previous email, we will still offer our friendly phone calls, including help in registering for on-line grocery and pharmacy delivery services. Finally, we are happy to announce a member service that will enable us to pick up and deliver to members’ homes pre-paid prescriptions and groceries from Safeway at King Farm and Safeway at Falls Grove, respectively. (Please see below for specific information.)

Because we know information is important in this troubling time, please see the following websites for general information and safety tips: Rockville Villages website at: https://mailchi.mp/26f45421a0c3/holiday-wishes-586133?e=e6b7cc4c64 and Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s website at: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/covid19.html. In addition, see below for specific information about the businesses in our King Farm community which are offering food and pharmacy services.

Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

SAFEWAY ON-LINE GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE

• Safeway.com

• Delivery fee

• Delivery hours: 7 days a week between 8 am and 10 pm

• Minimum order amount is generally $30 (excluding taxes, delivery and service fees).

SAFEWAY GROCERY AT KING FARM

King Farm Village Center

(301) 990-3150

• Starting March 19th, Safeway at King Farm will have “senior shopping hours” for seniors and other at-risk members from 7:00 -9:00 am every Tuesday and Thursday.

SAFEWAY GROCERY AT FALLSGROVE

Fallsgrove Village Center

(301) 944-1585

• Drive and Go Service—Customer can order and pay for products on-line and pick them up or have someone pick them up for them.

SAFEWAY PHARMACY AT KING FARM

(301) 990-4350

• Delivery service

• Need to fill out a “Credit Card Authorization Form”

• Customer can designate someone to pick up the prescription with prior notification to the pharmacy.

CVS PHARMACY

20 UPPER ROCK CIRCLE

(301) 963-8932

• Free delivery via the United States Postal Service from March 9 to May 1, 2020

• Free delivery at all times if a CarePass member

Restaurants

FONTINA GRILLE

801 Pleasant Drive

(301) 947-5400

• Open for carry-out and deliveries

• Delivery hours 11:30 to 8:30 pm

• Open 7 days a week

• Customer may pay by cash at time of delivery or provide credit card via phone when placing order

• No Charge for delivery

• About 30-minute wait time for delivery

• Will call customer when delivery person arrives if phone number is provided

IMPERIAL CHINESE GARDENS

800 Pleasant Drive

(301) 963-9288

• Open for carry-out and deliveries

• Delivery hours 11:00 to 9:30pm

• Open 7 days a week

• Customer may pay by cash at time of delivery or provide credit card via phone when placing order

• Minimum $10.00 for delivery order

• No Charge for delivery and about 1 hour for delivery

BAJA FRESH
302 King Farm Blvd
(240) 683-3907

• Open for carry-out and deliveries

• May order online at bajafresh.com

• Delivery hours 11:00 to 8:00pm

• Open 7 days a week

• Customer may pay by cash at time of delivery or provide credit card via phone when placing order

• No Charge for delivery $30.00+

• $5.00 delivery charge (goes directly to driver) for orders less than $30.00

• About 20 to 30 minutes wait time for delivery

FIREHOUSE SUBS

28 Upper Rock Circle

(240) 499-8991

• Open for carry-out and deliveries

• May order online at Firehousesubs.com

• Delivery hours 10:30 to 10:00 pm

• Open 7 days a week

• Customer may pay by cash at time of delivery or provide credit card via phone when placing order

• Charge for delivery

• Will call customer when delivery person arrives if phone number is provided

• About 40-minute wait time for delivery

CAVA

28 Upper Rock Circle

(301) 200-5530

• Open for carry-out and order online only at https://cava.com/locations/filter/tag/md

• No delivery

• Open 7 days a week for now from 10:45 to 8 pm

BOTANERO

800 Pleasant Drive, #160

(240) 474-5461

• https://www.botanerorockville.com/online-order

• Open for carry-out deliveries 7 days a week

• Delivery hours-12 pm to 8 pm

• Payment -credit cards

• Delivery charge-call directly (240) 474-5461 for free delivery within King Farm

• Wait times-10 to 15 minutes

• Delivery terms - Will call customer when delivery person arrives if phone number is provided

KING’S CRAFT BEER WINE 7 DELI

402 King Farm Blvd, #100

(240) 474-5618

• Open for carry-out, no delivery

• Deli hours - 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week

• Wait times - 10 -15 minutes

NAGOYA JAPANESE SUSHI RESTAURANT

402 King Farm Blvd, #130

(301) 990-6778

• Open for pick up

o Monday thru Thursday: 11am to 10pm

o Friday and Saturday: 11am to 10:30 pm

o Sunday: Noon to 9:30 pm

Finally, we offer the Upcounty Community Resources website at https://mailchi.mp/ucresources/boredom-busters-kindness-contest?e=acbe1acaa5 for some creative and uplifting ideas during this worrisome time to counter home isolation and boredom as well as ways to show random acts of kindness to one another. For our part, during this emergency we will continue with our service to our KFNV community through email updates, friendly phone calls, and limited grocery and pharmacy delivery services. Please reach out to our Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com or by voicemail at (301) 799-8104 for any of our services. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy and remember KFNV’s motto during this health pandemic: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade; but first wash your hands!

-The Board of Directors for King Farm Neighbors Village

Montgomery County News

Montgomery County Will Begin Temporary Ride On Bus Service Reductions During COVID-19 Emergency Starting on Wednesday, March 18

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Ride On and Ride On extRa bus service will be reduced beginning Wednesday, March 18, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

On Wednesday, March 18, MCDOT expects buses will be delayed and encourages users to check the status of their usual buses before leaving for their bus stop. Beginning Thursday, March 19, Ride On will follow a new reduced service plan that maintains coverage of Ride On routes so that residents can access food, essential services and essential jobs. The new service plan represents about one-half of normal service.

MCDOT also has implemented a procedural change for riders boarding buses during the emergency. Passengers are now required to board at the rear door of the bus. Passengers can board through the front doors if a lift is needed to accommodate a disability or stroller. During the emergency, all Ride On services will be temporarily free to all passengers. Flex bus on-demand transit, a pilot program implemented in 2019 in the Rockville and Glenmont-Wheaton areas, remains suspended in response to COVID-19.

MCDOT is asking residents to avoid all unnecessary travel, whether by transit or other transportation, to support the efforts to reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus. MCDOT will post more details about the reduced service plan that will begin on Thursday later on Wednesday.

Bus interiors will continue to be cleaned by the County’s Department of General Services on a nightly basis with hospital grade disinfectant. Bus filter and ventilation systems are also treated each night with a disinfectant.

For the most up-to-date service information, riders should follow @RideOnMCT on Twitter, visit Ride On MCT on Facebook, go to RideOnBus.com or subscribe to MCDOT news releases.

For the latest updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.


 
 

King Farm Citizens Assembly, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-987-0122