Latest COVID-19 Updates from Governor Hogan and City of Annapolis – UPDATED 3/30

March 30, 2020

Governor Hogan Issues Stay-at-home Directive Beginning at 8pm Tonight

Marylanders may leave homes:

  • for essential work
  • for food or prescriptions
  • for other “absolutely necessary” reasons

People can go for walks by themselves or the people they live with, but only for short amounts of time. Congregating in parks or shopping for home goods is not permitted. 
The ban also includes restrictions on traveling outside of the state and riding on public transportation. 
Read Governor Hogan’s Stay-at-home order for full details.

March 23, 2020

Governor Hogan’s Executive Order  3.23.20, 3rd Amendment, Closing of All Non-Essential Businesses

Visit the COVID-19 page on the City’s website for up to date information.

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Updated List of Volunteers – Community Action Group (CAG) – Lending Neighbors Support

Updated List of Volunteers 4/1/20 

Dear Neighbor:

In the weeks ahead our entire community will be faced with unprecedented changes and challenges to our day-to-day lives due to the COVID-19 virus sweeping the globe.  You are NOT ALONE.

WORA has formed our Community Action Group (CAG) to lend neighbors support.

We can’t identify all of the challenges that lie ahead, but we do have a network of neighbors who are willing to help you as best we can. 
If you have a Non-Emergency situation that you need help with, following are volunteers who can help out. More will be added to the list as neighbors step up to lend assistance. If you are able bodied and interested in helping your neighbors, please email, and we will add your name to our Community Action Group on our website:

Allen  Mobile: 443-506-3446

Mark Mhley:  Mobile: 757-348-8451

Tom Rekus: Mobile: 410-971-6165

Chris Buchheister:  Mobile : 443-926-1278

Craig Harrison and Lisa Fontaine: Mobile: 443-510-1348 
eCruiser ride to grocery or pharmacy (West Annapolis/Historic District/Eastport locations) We can give you a ride in one of the OPEN AIR eCruisers. The cruisers seat 6, but we can take 2 passengers (family members or from the same household) so we can ensure the recommended 6 foot social distancing.

Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt: 410 280 4886   
Notes: Dr. Kohlstadt is a public health physician who specializes in preventive medicine. Can help on a Good Samaritan basis. 

Karen Engelke:  410 562 3624   
Notes: Let me know how I can assist..with a car.   

Paige Ferguson: 443-223-4740   
Notes: Happy to assist if you need a pick up or drop off. Also glad to walk a dog for elderly who do not want to be out at all.  

Todd Trego: 410-353-5113   
Note: volunteer 

Annebeth Bunker: 410 990-9700
Note: Willing to help out however I can. Can give some free salads, sandwiches and bread when I have if needed! 

Sarah Schaffer:
  Note: 200 Block of West Street. Able to assist neighbors.

Kelly FitzGerald and Mike Coe:  live in President's Hill and we can pick up groceries, walk dogs, order items for the elderly (I just ordered my grandmother a ton of knitting wool!), anything really. 
Kelly FitzGerald - 443-600-1182,
Mike Coe - 410-387-8859, 
Carolyn Mitchell:  If you have lost work - been laid off connect with Carolyn Mitchell and discuss potential relief.

Julia E. Sullivan: 410-707-8608 

Theresa Sanchez: 443-743-0044
Lives in Acton's Landing and is available to help with prescription runs, pickups or deliveries.

Please keep in mind our support is intended to help you get through a rough patch and Not Intended for Emergency Services.  For Emergency Services Always Call 911!!

We are dealing with a 100 Year Pandemic. Let’s Move Forward Together! We will get through this!!

C. F. Buchheister, President, Ward One Residents Association 

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Press Release: Mayor Buckley Announces Easing of Parking, Curbside Carryout and Online Resources

Press Release: Mayor Buckley Announces Easing of Parking, Curbside Carryout and Online Resources
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 18, 2020) – Mayor Gavin Buckley has announced initiatives designed to help relieve some of the pressures downtown businesses, and their owners and employees, are facing during the closure to the general public of restaurants, bars, and gyms ordered by Governor Larry Hogan on Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First, the City of Annapolis will no longer issue parking citations at metered spaces. As of March 17, SP-Plus, the City’s parking enforcement vendor, stopped issuing tickets. That will continue until further notice. Please note that the meters will not be bagged because this interferes with the long-term functionality of the meter by destroying the solar array that powers the units.
Second, spaces in front of restaurants that offer curbside carryout and pickup will have 20-minute spaces reserved for customers.
“I am encouraging people to follow all of the CDC protocols and guidelines for prevention, including social distancing and frequent hand-washing. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to patronize local businesses,” Mayor Buckley said. “Make no mistake, this pandemic is putting tremendous pressure on the local economy. The City is doing what it can to minimize those impacts.”
In addition, the Office of Economic Development has created two resources guides, one for workers and one for businesses:
The Workforce Assistance page includes information on applying for unemployment benefits through the Maryland Department of Labor, Food Supplement Program (FSP or SNAP) benefits and Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) through the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Health Insurance through the COVID-19 special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders through Maryland Health Connection, local resources and assistance through Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, and more.
The Business Resources page includes links to Small Business Administration local offices and low-interest disaster loans, Centers for Disease Control guidance for environmental cleaning and disinfection of workspaces, Department of Labor guidance for preparing the workplace for COVID-19, the Maryland Department of Commerce “Business Express” section for employers, including insurance claims and opportunities for financial assistance.
The Mayor is also establishing an emergency Small Business Task Force which will meet virtually to determine the best ways to help local businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Executive Order #16, the City’s liquor license renewal requirement will be delayed for 90 days. Liquor license holders will still be able to sell liquor under this policy even though their existing licensure date may have passed. The 90 days may be extended depending on the length of the declared local State of Emergency.“Anything residents can do to support these businesses will be appreciated,” Mayor Buckley said.