The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today voted for a third extension to the declaration of a local state of emergency for Calvert County. The resolution extends the declaration for an additional 30 days in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but does NOT impact Stage Two reopenings.
“Extending our local declaration of emergency simply allows the county to remain at a heightened state of readiness that enables staff to respond immediately in the event of an increase in COVID-19 cases,” said BOCC President Kelly McConkey. “It does not impact our ability or intent to continue with a phased reopening. There are many unknowns as we confront the short- and long-term impacts of this pandemic, so we will take every precaution to protect the health of our residents as we continue toward recovery.”
The declaration was initially executed by McConkey on March 17. The BOCC voted in April and May to extend the declaration for an additional 30 days each. The state of emergency will expire 120 days after the declaration first went into effect, unless terminated earlier.
The county continues to share the latest updates surrounding Calvert County’s response to COVID-19 through a virtual resource center on its website, including any precautionary measures, guidance and closures. Residents, employees and media are encouraged to regularly monitor the page and use the resources available at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Coronavirus.