COVID-19 Updates:

 

 

 

State of Maryland Updates:

 

Wednesday, May 13thStage One: Governor Hogan Announces Gradual Reopenings With Flexible, Community-Based Approach

Governor Hogan announced that Maryland will begin Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’
which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual reopenings
of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services.

Maryland will move from the “Stay at Home” order to a “Safer at Home” public health advisory. County leaders are empowered
to make decisions on the timing of stage one reopening – retail stores may reopen at 50% capacity, all manufacturing may resume
operations in a safe manner, religious services may resume with appropriate safety protocols, and outdoor services strongly encouraged.

  • SAFER AT HOME. Effective Friday, May 15, at 5:00 pm, Maryland will move from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at
    Home public health advisory. Marylanders, particularly older and more vulnerable Marylanders, are strongly advised to continue
    staying home
    as much as possible. Employers should continue to encourage telework for their employees when possible.
  • RETAIL STORES. Governor Hogan announced that retail stores may reopen at up to 50 percent capacity, with curbside
    pickup and delivery strongly encouraged. Examples of businesses that may reopen include clothing and shoe stores, pet groomers,
    animal adoption shelters, car washes, art galleries, and bookstores, etc.
  • MANUFACTURING. Governor Hogan announced manufacturing may resume operations in a safe manner which
    protects the health of employees, with guidelines encouraging multiple shifts and other safety precautions.
  • CHURCHES AND HOUSES OF WORSHIP. Churches and houses of worship may begin to safely hold religious
    services, at up to 50 percent capacity, with outdoor services strongly encouraged.
  • PERSONAL SERVICES. Some personal services, including barbershops and hair salons, may reopen with up to
    50 percent capacity, by appointment only and with appropriate health and safety guidelines.
  • ‘BACK TO BUSINESS.’ Businesses that adopt all safety guidelines are encouraged to take a ‘Back to Business’ pledge.

 

State of Maryland Announcements:

    • Wednesday, May 6th Governor Hogan Announces Resumption of Elective Medical Procedures, Broadening of Outdoor Activities.
    • Wednesday, May 6th Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Karen Salmon, announced schools will remain closed
      through the 2019-2020 school year.
    • Monday, April 24th Governor Hogan announced his plan “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery“, which
      provides an outline to safely reopen the State in various phases.
    • Senior citizens can get daily check-in calls by enrolling at 866-50-CHECK (2435).
    • Essential personnel can access free childcare referrals through 877-261-0060.

State of Maryland COVID-19 Website

Maryland Department of Health Website

 

Montgomery County Updates:

 

Montgomery County Website

Thursday, May 28th -Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles announced on Thursday, May 28th that Phase I will start this Monday, June 1 at 6 am. The County plans for an incremental reopening, based on public health data. Phase I allows additional businesses and activities to start and/or increase modified operations under specified guidelines.

For more information or to read the full press release, please click here

**Montgomery County Health Order Requires Shoppers to Wear Masks:
A new health order will require shoppers to wear masks or face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, and large chain
retail establishments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This will go into effect starting Monday, April 13th.

Masks are NOT advised for children under two years of age, or for people who have difficulty breathing.
Masks made for use in health care settings, such as N95 masks, should be reserved for health care workers.
Cloth masks are an acceptable alternative for face coverings.

Please click here to read the full article.


New Drive-Thru Testing Sites:

Montgomery County health officials are expanding appointment-only COVID-19 testing in the County. A new drive-thru testing
site is now open at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center, and another site will open in Germantown on Monday, April 27th.

To qualify for testing at any of the State or County sites, individuals must meet testing criteria as determined by a licensed
healthcare provider and have an appointment.

Montgomery County Public Schools:

MCPS Website

    • MCPS is providing laptops for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home.
    • Laptop distribution will begin Thursday, March 26th to students with a need to ensure they can access instruction from home.
      Devices are in limited supply and are reserved for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home.

 

City of Rockville Updates:

 

For the latest city-related information, follow the City of Rockville on social media (Nextdoor, Facebook and Twitter).

For daily updates, including state and local resources, sign up for their COVID-19 updates newsletter.

The city has also compiled a list of resources for up-to-date, trustworthy information on COVID-19 on its
website.

 

  • Safety is in Order on Rockville’s Courts:
    The reopening of some city park amenities, including tennis and pickleball courts, and the dog park at King Farm, means visitors can resume sports that allow for physical distancing. While tennis and pickleball courts are open, users are urged to keep a safe distance from fellow players. The United States Tennis Association offers tips for safe play.For more information, click here.

     

  • The Rockville Farmers Market Scheduled to Return June 6th:
    The Farmer’s Market is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 6th. The season-opening typically happens
    mid-May, but was postponed due to the City’s response to the Governor’s stay-at-home orders.In the meantime, some market
    vendors are offering delivery and pickup options. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/farmers for
    more information, including a complete list of participating vendors. The market will be open Saturdays, through Nov. 21, in
    the jury parking lot at East Jefferson (Route 28) and Monroe streets in Rockville Town Center.
  • Party at Home with Hometown Holidays Festing in Place:
    Due to the Governor’s stay-at-home orders, the City of Rockville was forced to cancel the annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest
    and Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. However, the revamped festival, dubbed “Festing in Place”, will allow the community
    to come together with music, food, and video this Memorial Day. Please go on to the City of Rockville Hometown Holidays Music
    Fest page on Facebook and at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH to learn more.

Resources:

Please stay healthy and mindful of the current circumstances and events. Check the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites for more information:

 

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Food Options in King Farm:

The following restaurants are open for pickup and delivery in King Farm.

Please call the restaurant for more information.

 

  1. FONTINA GRILLE801 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 an order; no charge for delivery; About 30-minute wait time for delivery; Will call customer when the delivery person arrives if phone number is provided.

  1. FARMSOOK HAPPINESS THAI KITCHEN – 800 King Farm Blvd (#125) (301) 258-8829

Open for carry out, curbside carry out, and free deliveries with minimum order of $20 within 4 miles radius from our restaurant. More info and menus are on the website
www.farmsookthaikitchen.com. Open 7 days a week from 11 am – 9 pm. Wait time for carry out is 20 minutes and for delivery is 35 – 40 minutes.

  1. 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 an order; Minimum$10.00 for delivery order; No Charge for delivery and about 1 hour for delivery

  1. BAJA FRESH302 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 the time of delivery or provide credit card via phone when placing an order; No Charge for delivery$30.00 + $5.00 delivery charge (goes directly to the driver) for orders less than $30.00; About 20 to 30 minutes wait time for delivery.

  1. FIREHOUSE SUBS28 Upper Rock Circle (240) 499-8991

Open for carry-out and deliveries; May order online at Firehousesubs.com; Delivery hours 10:30to 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 an order; Charge for delivery; Will call the customer when the delivery person arrives if a phone number is provided; About 40-minute wait time for delivery

  1. CAVA – 28 Upper Rock Circle (301) 200-5530

Open for carry-out and order online only at https://cava.com/locations/filter/tag/mdNo delivery; Open 7 days a week for now from 10:45 to 8 pm

  1. 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 8pm; 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 the customer when the delivery person arrives if phone number is provided.

  1. KING’S CRAFT BEER WINE & DELI402 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

  1. NAGOYA JAPANESE SUSHI RESTAURANT402 King Farm Blvd, #130 (301) 990-6778

Open for pick up; Monday thru Thursday: 11am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday: 11am to 10:30 pm

 

Senior Help During COVID-19:

Food & Essentials Drive:

The Rockville Senior Center will hold a drive to collect food and essentials for seniors,
9:00am – 12:00pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
starting April 1st. For days and times other than those listed, food can be dropped off in the blue bin under the side parking lot awning.

The collection will be a drive-up and drop-off, where the Senior Center staff will unload items safely from donor’s cars.
Staff will still wear face coverings and gloves to ensure safety. Collected food will remain untouched for 6 days before
sorting and delivery.

 

This will be at the Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. 

 

Items that are needed include:

  • Shelf-stable food
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Hand lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

(for example, the kind of items a hotel would provide to guests).

For more information, contact the Rockville Senior Center at 240-314-8800, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday,
or email seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov.


Sheraton Hotel – 920 King Farm Blvd

Sheraton Hotel would like to extend a discounted rate for any guest who would like to isolate themself due to COVID-19 for a
couple of days if needed.

Please reach out to Shalomi Sanders for more information: 240-912-8200; rockvilledos@ih-corp.com