Delegate Shaneka Henson - Newsletter
If you believe you or a loved one has the Coronavirus (COVID-19), call 211 #2

Anne Arundel County : General Info and Resources
Email covid19info@aacounty.org or call (410) 222-7256

City of Annapolis:   Annapolis Call Center is activated 24/7 to answer non-emergency inquiries from the public
call (410) 260-2211 

Food Resources in District 30A - Click HERE .
A Path Forward in Anne Arundel County & Annapolis

On Wednesday, Governor Hogan announced that he has given the authority of Stage 2 reopening timing to Maryland's county executives. Please remember that as additional facilities reopen, face coverings should always be worn out in public. The following actions will go into effect in Anne Arundel County as well as the City of Annapolis in accordance with the Governor's executive order.

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Beginning Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m.

Non-essential businesses that are currently operating under curbside pickup only are able to open to customers. The maximum number of occupants (customers and employees) will be calculated based on 150 square feet per person. Businesses will be required to have protective measures in place regarding physical distancing and face coverings will be required for everyone in the store. Specific details and guidance are available on the county’s   Road to Recovery  web page.

Foodservice establishments , which include restaurants, bars, and social clubs with dining facilities, may serve food and beverages for consumption in outdoor seating areas in accordance with  state guidance . The county Office of Planning and Zoning will authorize outdoor seating for food and beverage service uses as a temporary use for up to 180 days, until or unless the emergency is lifted or revised by Executive Order. A permit application is not required for this temporary use, if it complies with specific criteria. Specific details and guidance are available on the county’s  Road to Recovery  web page.

Barbers and beauty salons may open for hair services only. The maximum number of occupants will be calculated based on 100 gross square feet per person due to the small footprint of many facilities and the necessity of closer personal interaction in order for services to be provided. Specific details and guidance are available on the county’s  Road to Recovery  web page.

Additional Recreation and Parks amenities will open:
  • Dog parks
  • Dog beaches
  • County park beaches
  • Pavilions (reservations required)
  • Private youth camps are allowed to open under state guidance.

Swimming at county or community beaches is no longer prohibited, but swimmers are advised that no routine bacteria testing has been conducted. Swimmers swim at their own risk until water quality monitoring can resume. 

Beginning June 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Additional Recreation and Parks amenities will open:
  • Athletic fields for youth skills training only - no organized activities (usual field permitting for accredited organizations is required) 
  • Basketball courts

Beginning June 5

Beginning June 5, seasonal outdoor pools will be inspected on a rolling basis. Pools can open once they are approved. Seasonal outdoor pools are inspected each spring prior to their opening and this year those inspections were postponed due to the suspension of all non-essential activity. 

Beginning July 6

Modified county outdoor day camps begin (camps will be limited to 10, 8 children and 2 staff). Registration will begin June 11. Traditional Camps are cancelled. Speciality Camps are delayed to July/August
 
No additional actions are being announced with regard to houses of worship and religious institutions at this time. They remain opened for up to 10 people at a time for individual ministry. County Executive Pittman met with more than 50 pastors and faith leaders today and is working towards a plan to safely expand the capacity allowed in our houses of worship.

The following remain closed  until further notice:
  • Senior Centers
  • Fitness Centers 
  • Movie Theaters (including “pop-up” drive-in theaters) 
  • Shopping Malls 
  • Nail Salons
  • Playgrounds
  • County park visitors centers
  • County park restrooms
  • Indoor aquatic centers
  • Recreation centers
BEACON

The Department of Labor has guaranteed that they will get to all applicants; however, due to the overwhelming number of applicants, they cannot provide a time estimate. To troubleshoot, go to https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml .

If you are unable to determine your issue through the FAQs featured on the website, please send my office an email explaining the issues you're facing as well as the following information so that we may present that to our Legislative Liaison:
  • Full legal name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Claim/Claimant ID (if applicable)

Please note that Senator Elfreth, Delegate Jones and I submit the same claims.
The Census is LIVE!

Self-response is quick, easy, and can be done online, by phone, or by mail. As we face this public health crisis, participating in the Census now helps secure future funding for our communities .


By phone: 1-844-330-2020

For more information on the Census's modified plans due to the Coronavirus, click HERE .
Scholarships

My Legislative Scholarship for 2020-21 is open! The deadline to apply is June 5, 2020. Click HERE to fill out an application.