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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Rockville's Essential Services Continue

Facilities to Close March 14-27; All City Parks Remain Open

Rockville, Maryland, March 13 — Rockville City Hall and city facilities will be closed to the public from Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 27, following recently issued state directives for slowing the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Employees will conduct as much of the city’s operations as possible while maintaining recommended social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of city staff and the community. Employees who are able will move to a telework schedule. Staff is working together actively with the Mayor and Council and partners Montgomery County, the state of Maryland, the federal government and other municipalities, to create a robust response to the coronavirus emergency.

Essential city services will continue throughout this period, including regular trash and recycling collection, water treatment, street repair, water and sewer system repair, building code and fire inspections, animal control, traffic signal repair, and police patrols and emergency response. Additionally, all city parks remain open to the public.

The Mayor and Council’s March 18 and 23 meetings will be held as scheduled. As a precaution, the meetings will be closed to in-person attendance by members of the public. The meetings will be broadcast live on Rockville 11, via livestreaming at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11 and will be available on demand at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

Community forum comments will be accepted in writing. Email mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov to submit community forum comments, or deposit written comments into a box that will be stationed at City Hall’s front doors.

Budget public hearing testimony can be submitted in writing to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov or City Clerk/Director of Council Operations, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

For the latest city-related information, follow the City of Rockville on social media (Nextdoor, Facebook and Twitter), visit the website at www.rockvillemd.gov, or sign up for Alert Rockville. 

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

For general inquiries, call 240-314-8106.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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