State, County, and City COVID-19 Updates:
State of Maryland Updates:
Thursday, August 13th – “Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that Arkansas and Rhode Island have joined the bipartisan interstate testing compact for rapid point-of-care antigen testing—the first interstate testing compact of its kind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s announcement expands the compact to ten governors—five Republicans, five Democrats—who will work together in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation to acquire and deploy five million antigen tests.”
To read the full press release, please click here.
Montgomery County Updates:
Friday, August 7th – “Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles today announced that he has rescinded his health order that prohibited nonpublic schools from opening for in-person instruction until after Oct. 1, 2020. The decision was made due to the new policy announced yesterday by the State Department of Health prohibiting the blanket closure of nonpublic schools.
Resources and guidelines for reopening can be found on the County’s Reopening web page.”
To read the full press release, please click here.
Thursday, August 13 – Free Tech Support for Seniors & Increase Home Internet Connectivity for Low Income Households:
MontgomeryConnects! is a free Montgomery County program with the goal of providing tech support for seniors and increasing home Internet connectivity for low-income households. The program was designed to ensure every person has the training and confidence to use technology for daily living and to enable them to fully participate in the digital economy.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the message that every home needs an Internet connection and every person needs to know how to use the Internet,” said County Executive Marc Elrich.
City of Rockville Updates:
The City has compiled a list of resources for up-to-date, trustworthy information on COVID-19 on its website. For the latest City-related information, follow the City of Rockville on social media: Nextdoor, Facebook , and Twitter; and sign up for the City’s COVID-19 updates newsletter.
Parks, Playgrounds, and Trails:
Rockville’s basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, and the dog park at King Farm, and playgrounds are open.
*Bathrooms remain closed.
The order still prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people, in an effort to reduce public contact and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and applies to athletic, social, cultural, and community gatherings.
*As of August 13, 2020.
Please stay healthy and mindful of the current circumstances and events. Check the CDC and WHO websites for more information:
CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
WHO – World Health Organization 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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; 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.
- 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 am to 10:00 pm; Open 7 days a week.
- CAVA – 28 Upper Rock Circle (301) 200-5530
Open for carry-out and order online only cava.com. 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 8pm.
- KING’S CRAFT BEER WINE & 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; 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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com