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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Queen Anne’s County COVID-19 Testing Schedule

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Queen Anne’s County COVID-19 Testing Schedule

 

Queen Anne’s County Department of Health announces new COVID-19 testing dates starting December 1st. Additional dates and times may be added and we will announce those as they are ...

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County News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Ada Martin Wins the Queen Anne’s County Walk Maryland Day Raffle

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Ada Martin Wins the Queen Anne’s County Walk Maryland Day Raffle

 

To celebrate Walk Maryland Day on October 7, 2020, we asked Senior Center members to turn in a log for exercise completed. Ada Martin successfully completed 71 minutes of ...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

QAC Public Works Releases Website with Information about Drainage in Cloverfields

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QAC Public Works Releases Website with Information about Drainage in Cloverfields

 

Queen Anne’s County Department of Public Works published a new website with information about the drainage in Cloverfields. You can visit the website at h...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

QAC Department of Health transitions from Flu Vaccination back to COVID-19 Testing

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QAC Department of Health transitions from Flu Vaccination back to COVID-19 Testing

 

In response to the increase of positivity and community spread of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, the Department of Health plans to transition from Flu...

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County News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

QAC Division of Housing and Community Service Still Has Funds Available for Rental Assistance

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QAC Division of Housing and Community Service Still Has Funds Available for Rental Assistance

Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing and Community Service still has funds available for rental assistance. Earlier this year we received funding to ...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY OF PARKS, RECREATION & OPEN SPACE

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The Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is working with the BEACON group of Salisbury University and wants to hear from you! The Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment is utilized to assess future needs for parks, recreation, ...

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County News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

QAC Commissioners Proclaim Oct 6 as Girl Scout Caroline Hazuda Day

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QAC Commissioners Proclaim Oct 6 as Girl Scout Caroline Hazuda Day

 

Queen Anne’s County Commissioners proclaimed October 6, 2020 as “Girl Scout Caroline Hazuda Day” to recognize Caroline for demonstrating her leadersh...

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County News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Economic Development Uses CARES Funding to Help Local Businesses

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Queen Anne’s County Economic Development Uses CARES Funding to Help Local Businesses

 

Queen Anne’s County used $2.5 Million dollars in CARES ACT funding to establish the Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund. The programs...

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County News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

QAC Division of Housing and Community Services Needs Your Help

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QAC Division of Housing and Community Services Needs Your Help

 

Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing and Community Services needs your help! They are conducting a study of the need for housing opportunities for low to moderate income ...

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County News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Resident Flu Clinics and COVID-19 Testing

Queen Anne’s County Resident Flu Clinics and COVID-19 Testing

 

Queen Anne’s County Department of Health announces additional dates for flu clinics and a revised schedule for COVID testing. Both the flu clinics and COVID testing...

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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Amy Moredock Named as Director of Planning and Zoning

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Queen Anne’s County announces that Amy Moredock has been named as Director of Planning and Zoning. Amy formerly served as the County Principal Long Range Planner since June of 2019.

 

In her role as County Principal Long Range Planner she...

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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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 CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications will remain open until filled.  

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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

A Message from QAC Commissioners

Message From QAC Commissioners

October 2020

 

Dear Queen Anne’s County Citizens

As fall arrives and we are more than halfway through this remarkable year, it is a good time to give our County Citizens an update from our perspective. We are focusing this letter on three ...

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County News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Historic Centreville Courthouse Will Maintain Original Brick Appearance

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Historic Centreville Courthouse Will Maintain Original Brick Appearance

 

CENTREVILLE - The Commission evaluating the use and condition of the Historic  Centreville Courthouse, established by the Queen Anne's County Commissioners,...

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County News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

We Need Your Help with a Survey about Connectivity to Businesses and Farms

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We Need Your Help with a Survey about Connectivity to Businesses and Farms

 

Queen Anne’s County is working to gather information from our businesses and farms about connectivity in rural areas. To help us with this we are asking that you...

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County News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Gayle Wilcox Wins the Queen Anne’s County Virtual Talent Show

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Gayle Wilcox Wins the Queen Anne’s County Virtual Talent Show

 

To celebrate National Senior Center Month in September, we asked our senior community to send in a video showing off their special talent. At least one person in the video ne...

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County News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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 CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications will remain open until filled.  

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County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Changes to Timing and Collection of Development Impact Fees

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During the August 25th County Commissioner meeting, the timing and collection of development impact fees and the assignment of an administrative fee was approved and will go into effect on October 10, 2020.

The administrative fee is for the proc...

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County News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Todd Mohn's Wrap Up to the Sept 22 County Commissioner Meeting

The September 22nd meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session to consult with counsel and to discuss Personnel (vacant position).  

 

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:45 pm 

 

The Board approved to fill ...

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County News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update in Queen Anne’s County, Tuesday September 8

COVID-19 Update in Queen Anne’s County, Tuesday September 8

On Tuesday, September 8 Dr. Ciotola gave an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Queen Anne’s County. Click the video below to watch the entire update. https://youtu.be/Mcl5FyHPY...

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County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Enters Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery

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Queen Anne’s County plans to follow the Governor’s re-opening plan for stage 3 in the Roadmap to Recovery. Previous local orders pertaining to youth contact sports and limits on gatherings will be rescinded on Friday, September, 4 at 5...

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County News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Kent Island Tar and Chip Resurfacing Starts September 8th

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Kent Island Tar and Chip Resurfacing Starts September 8th

Queen Anne’s County Public Works, Roads Division announces the 2020 Tar and Chip Resurfacing Program. The project will start September 8th and last for approximately two weeks depending on...

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County News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Drug Free Coalition Announces QAC Goes Purple in September

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Queen Anne’s County Drug Free Coalition Announces QAC Goes Purple in September

The last several years, Queen Anne’s County has stood up against substance abuse by going purple in September. This year Queen Anne’s County Drug F...

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County News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Text-to-911 Service is Now Available in Queen Anne’s County

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Effective today, 911 call centers across Maryland, including Queen Anne’s County will begin accepting text messages via text-to-911 service.

“I am proud that Queen Anne’s County has had this capability since August o...

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County News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Reminder when visiting a county building.

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Reminder when visiting a county building.

All visitors will need to have a health screening including a temperature check before entering. Face coverings are required in all buildings.

Alternative options include doing business by mail or online. Visit qac....

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County News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Continues to Have an Award Winning EMS System

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Queen Anne’s County Continues to Have an Award Winning EMS System

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline®EMS Gold Award for a third year in...

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County News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Island Dog Park Closed Wednesday – Thursday for Improvements

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Island Dog Park Closed Wednesday – Thursday for Improvements

Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation announces improvements and maintenance to the Island Dog Park located at the end of Church Street and next to Bayside Elementary Schoo...

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County News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

QAC Permit Office will reopen to the public

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In compliance with COVID regulations you will be required to wear a mask & only three customers will be allowed at the permit counter at any given time. For your convenience, the drop off box will remain in the lobby. The Permit office is located on t...

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County News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Recognized by Maryland Healthiest Business Collaborative with Gold Award for Wel

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Queen Anne’s County Recognized by Maryland Healthiest Business Collaborative with Gold Award for Wellness at Work Program

Queen Anne’s County Government receives the Wellness at Work Award from the Healthiest Maryland Business Collabora...

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County News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

New Hours for COVID-19 Testing Starting Next Week

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Queen Anne’s County continues to offer COVID-19 testing next week with later hours. Starting on August 11 testing will be offered from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Testing will st...
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County News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Seeks Planning and Zoning Director.

Planning and Zoning Director

Queen Anne’s County is seeking someone to join our team as Planning and Zoning Director.

The Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning is a senior member of the County’s management team and responsible for managing and directing...

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County News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

QAC County Ride will Suspend Services Tue Aug 4 due to weather

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Due to the impending tropical storm all County Ride services will be suspended for Tuesday, August 4. County Ride will provide emergency transport under the direction of Queen Anne’s Emergency Operations Center tomorrow.

Available services for We...

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County News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Isaias

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Isaias

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services continues to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias and urges residents to prepare. We have the ...

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County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Hurricane Isaias

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Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Hurricane Isaias

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, urges Queen Anne’s County residents to prepare as we closely monitor the track of Hurricane Isaias.

We understand that your p...

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County News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Todd Mohn's Wrap Up to the July 28 County Commissioner Meeting

The July 28, 2020 meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Boards & Commissions, Personnel and Consult with Counsel.

 

The regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm

 

    Broadband Advisory Council ap...

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County News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications wil...

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County News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing & Community Services Provides Rental Assistance and Emerge

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Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing & Community Services 

Provides Rental Assistance and Emergency Shelter to Those Affected by COVID-19

Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing & Community Services has received fundi...

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County News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the July 14 County Commissioners Meeting

The July 14th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session.

The regular meeting opened at 5:45 p.m.

Motion to appoint Commissioner Jack Wilson as the County’s liaison to the National Association of Counties (NACo) -APPROVED 5-0

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County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Women’s Museum seeks New Home

Women’s Museum seeks New Home

 The Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory (MEBE) Foundation announced Wednesday they will not be continuing their quest of opening a Women’s Museum at the Bloomfield Farmhouse. The County was approached in ...

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County News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Employees Test Positive for Covid-19 at Two Grasonville Restaurants Department of Health Responding

Employees Test Positive for Covid-19 at Two Grasonville Restaurants

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Grasonville, Maryland  On July 14, 2020, the Queen Anne’s County Department of Health was notified immediately by management of Annie&...

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County News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board’s Out of School Time Grant for Programs Request for Pro

Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board’s

Out of School Time Grant for Programs

Request for Proposals

Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board has issued a Request for Proposals on June 26, 2020 for the Queen Anne&rsquo...

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County News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications wil...

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County News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Capacity Restrictions on Queen Anne’s County Beaches

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Capacity Restrictions on Queen Anne’s County Beaches

At their last meeting, the Commissioners voted to implement residency restrictions for access to Matapeake Beach and the beaches at Terrapin and Ferry Point Nature Preserves during periods of o...

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County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Testing for Queen Anne’s County Residents Opens June 30

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The Queen Anne’s County Department of Health will be offering COVID-19 testing for county residents starting Tuesday, June 30th. This drive-thru testing is available from 8:30am - 1:00pm at QAC Department of Health, 206 N. Commerce St. Centrevil...

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County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Public Health Changes to County Beaches and Fishing Piers

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Public Health Changes to County Beaches and Fishing Piers

The County Commissioners voted at their June 23 meeting to implement operational changes at certain county beaches due to Public Health and sanitation concerns. Due to a compelling interest to mitig...

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County News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

MVA Services Have Reopened at the Liberty Building in Centreville

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The budget and finance department has reopened their MVA services at the Liberty Building located at 107 N Liberty Street in Centreville. The counter is open from 8:00 am – 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Cash and check only are accepted at this...

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County News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Community Partnerships for Children and Families is seeking Members for Board of Directors

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The Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families, a Maryland Local Management Board, is looking for citizens interested in serving on its board of directors. The Partnership serves as the primary structure in the County t...

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County News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications wil...

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County News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Will Enter Next Phase of Stage Two in the Roadmap to Recovery Starting Friday, J

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Queen Anne’s County Will Enter Next Phase of Stage Two in the Roadmap to Recovery Starting Friday, June 12

 

Queen Anne’s County announces they will be following the latest guidance from the state of Maryland announced yesterday...

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County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Be Prepared for the Effects of COVID-19 on 2020 Hurricane Season

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Be Prepared for the Effects of COVID-19 on 2020 Hurricane Season

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services is updating response procedures to include COVID-19 as we plan for the 2020 hurricane season, and encourages everyone to do the ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Queen Anne’s County announces partial reopening of the County Ride Public Bus Service

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Queen Anne’s County announces partial reopening of the County Ride Public Bus Service 

Queen Anne’s County announces limited fixed route bus service starting on Monday, June 15, 2020.

County Ride Route One (Easton Shuttle) and R...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Cross Island Trail re-paving starts this week

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UPDATE

Due to weather work was not started last week. Below is an updated schedule. This is weather dependent.

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled re paving to be done on the Cross Island Trail beginning on Wed...

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County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

QAC Back to Business

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Back to Business in Queen Anne’s County

Queen Anne’s County begins Phase Two of the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery and announces the development of additional resources for businesses that are allowed to re-open this Friday, June 5th at 5...

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County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Todd Mohn's Wrap Up to the May 26th County Commissioner Meeting

The May 26th County Commissioners meeting started at 6:00 p.m.

 

ACTION ITEMS

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1. 20th Anniversary of the Judy Center Early Learning Hub Proclamation - Commissioner S. Wilson read.

2. FY 21 Sewerage and Water Rate Increase

In 2011, the Sanitary C...

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County News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Blue Heron Nature Preserve Temp Closed for Construction

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Due to Construction of wetlands/wildlife habitat, and general restoration efforts on the parkland of Blue Heron Nature Preserve, home of the Nemo Equestrian Trail, the Park is closed at this time.  As this work is weather related, we will provide...

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County News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Chesapeake College Alternate Testing Site Transitions to Mobile Testing for Queen Anne’s County Resi

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Chesapeake College Alternate Testing Site Transitions to Mobile Testing for Queen Anne’s County Residents

Queen Anne’s County announces the transition of the alternate testing site located at Chesapeake College after Friday, June 5, 202...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

County Commissioners Budget Workshop Tonight June 2 @ 5PM

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The County Commissioners will be holding an additional Budget Workshop Today, June 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM. This session will be streamed live on qac.org/live or on QACTV’s TV Channel Atlantic Broadband (channel 7 or 77), and streamed on QACTV Facebo...

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County News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Backpack Committee is Awarded $20,000

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Queen Anne’s County Backpack Committee is Awarded $20,000

Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families, aka Local Management Board, and the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce, recognized the strong...

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County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Planning & Zoning closed to the public June 2

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To ensure social distancing and reduce the amount of people in our building, Planning and Zoning will be closed to the public on Tuesday, June 2 for Election Day. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday. If you have any questions visit qac.org and search P...

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County News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

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Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

Queen Anne’s County is ready to assist our restaurants and bars in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order which allows for the reopening of outdoor dining this Frid...

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County News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Announces Cancellation of Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Program

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Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation summer camp program will be cancelled this year. We are not able to adequately meet CDC guidelines for social distancing, school facilities are inaccessible.

“We are disappointed that we need to ...

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County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Announces Opening of Playground

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Queen Anne’s County announces playgrounds located in county parks and schools will reopen Saturday May 23, 2020. Families should still continue with social distancing and to wash or sanitize hands frequently. Gatherings of more than 10 people ar...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Dept. of Community Services Housing Division is Seeking Projects

Community Services Projects

 

Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services Housing Division is seeking projects as a coordinated effort of services to include in an application submission to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) COVI...

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County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Announces Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund

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Queen Anne’s County Announces Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund

Queen Anne’s County announces the Queen Anne’s County Small Business Assistance and Recovery Fund to assist local businesses that are in need during the...

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County News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

More Frequently Asked Questions

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There are a lot of questions and concerns from our businesses regarding stage one reopening. We have put together a lists of frequently asked questions.

Do I need to purchase expensive cleaning supplies/disinfectants for my store?

Unexpired household bleach...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

County Commissioners Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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The County Commissioners will be holding an additional Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM. This session will be streamed live on qac.org/live or on QACTV’s TV Channel Atlantic Broadband (channel 7 or 77), and streamed on QACTV F...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Guidance for Religious Institutions

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The Governor’s Recent Executive Order # 20-05-13-01 (complete order at: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Gatherings-SIXTH-AMENDED-5.13.20.pdf) indicated the following:

Religious Facilities. Subject to applicable Local Orde...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Stage 1

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There are a lot of questions and concerns from our citizens. We have put together a lists of frequently asked questions in regards to the start of stage one.

Are face coverings still required inside stores by the employees and customers?

Yes

Are face coverin...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Begins Stage One on Friday May 15 at 5pm

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Queen Anne’s County Begins Stage One on Friday May 15 at 5pm

Governor Hogan announced the start of Stage One in the Roadmap to Recovery for Maryland starting at 5:00 pm on Friday May 15th. The individual counties are empowered to make decisions o...

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County News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

County Commissioners Meeting Live Tuesday May 12 5:30 pm with Public Comment Feature

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Tune in Live on Tuesday May 12th at 5:30 PM for the County Commissioners meeting. You can view the agenda here: https://www.qac.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05122020-962?html=true

We are still asking citizens to stay at home and watch the meeting onli...

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County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

State Highway Administration to Resurface Centreville 213 in June

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The Maryland State Highway Administration will resurface MD 213 through Centreville beginning in early June. This includes all of Liberty and Commerce streets between the two bridges that recently were replaced. Essentially, we’ll be going from ...

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County News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Where to Find COVIVD-19 Information for Queen Anne’s County

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Where to Find COVIVD-19 Information for Queen Anne’s County

There has been some confusion online with where to find correct and up to date information regarding COVID-19. When information is released for Queen Anne’s County, it comes di...

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County News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the April 28 County Commissioners Meeting

The April 28th meeting started at 5:15 p.m. with a closed session to discuss Personnel.

 The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.

 The County Administrator announced that it was the consensus of the Board to hire Crystal Richar...

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County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

New One-Stop Unemployment Insurance Application Launching Tomorrow on Friday April 24

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New One-Stop Unemployment Insurance Application Launching Tomorrow on Friday April 24

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Make Sure to Get Your Landing Permit before Rockfish Season Starts

Rockfish season officially kicks off on Friday, May 1. Many citizens are wondering where they may purchase landing permits.

With the Executive Order regarding social distancing and the ban on recreational boating, you are still allowed to do limited fishin...

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County News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Business Community Steps Up in the Fight Against COVID-19

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Queen Anne’s County Business Community Steps Up in the Fight Against COVID-19

In Governor Larry Hogan’s Friday afternoon press conference, he announced several Maryland Companies that were awarded grant funding to produce personal prote...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Announces Largest Jump in COVID-19 Positive Case to Date

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Queen Anne’s County announces the largest jump in reported positive COVID-19 cases to date. Today an additional six positive cases were reported bringing the total positive cases to 26.

While the numbers are still climbing, this is due in part, t...

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County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Health Department Investigating Possible First Coronavirus Death

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Queen Anne’s County Health Department Investigating Possible First Coronavirus Death

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Queen Anne’s County Health Officer; Dr. Joseph A. Ciotola was informed of a death in our county related to COVID-19. Durin...

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County News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Ask a Commissioner, Monday April 20 at 5:00 PM

Ask a Commissioner

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are holding a special segment of Ask a Commissioner question and answer event with Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Dr. Ciotola on Monday, April 20, from 5-6.

QACTV Host, Bruce Grove will intervi...

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County News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Dr. Ciotola Urges Citizens to Follow CDC Recommendations and  Wear a Face Covering in Public

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CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Dr. Joseph Ciotola urges all Queen Anne’s County citizens to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to wear some type of face covering when they go out in public fo...

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County News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Return to Work after being Diagnosed with COVID-19

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Return to Work after being Diagnosed with COVID-19

People diagnosed with COVID-19 (confirmed by testing or based on clinical assessment and guidance)

  • Minimum of 7 days after symptom onset and
  • No temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater for 72 hours (no antif...
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County News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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CENTREVILLE – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications is will remain open until filled.

 The following bo...

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County News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

County Commissioner Meeting April 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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To comply with the Governor’s proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, and to minimize community spread of COVID-19, we ask that citizens stay home and watch the County Commissioner’s meeting online. The County Commissi...

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County News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Alternate testing Closed Today due to weather 4/13

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The alternate testing site at Chesapeake College will be closed today due to weather (April 13, 2020)

Any patients scheduled for today will be tested Wednesday, April 15, 2020.


County News
Posted on: April 11, 2020

Experts are advising NOW is the TIME to STAY HOME!!!!

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Use your head — Slow the spread

All Marylanders are advised to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Av...
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County News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Identified as a Hot Spot, What it means.

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Queen Anne’s County Identified as a Hot Spot, What it means.

The inclusion of Queen Anne’s County in Governor Hogan’s list of “hot spot” areas does not mean a surge of positive COVID-19 cases above and beyo...

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County News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Todd Mohn's Wrap Up to the March 24 County Commissioner Meeting

The March 24th County Commissioner meeting started at 5:15 pm with a closed session for Land Acquisition.

No Decisions were made in closed session.

 

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm

 

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County News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

NOTICE TO QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS

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NOTICE TO QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS

RELATIVE TO GOVERNOR HOGAN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 20.04.05.02

By Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D.

April 8, 2020

While most of our retail establishment...

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County News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Queen Anne's County Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services during COVID-19

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services wants you to know that we are still offering services during COVID-19.

We are still offering the following services:

Referrals to Inpatient / Outpatient Treatment

Resources

St...

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County News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

QAC Needs Masks for Employees

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Queen Anne’s County has a need for masks for employees in a variety of departments which must remain operational during these challenging times.  If you like to sew and have material you are willing to donate, we would love for you to u...

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County News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Alternate Testing Site will be closed Friday, April 10

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COVID-19 Alternate Testing Site will be closed Friday, April 10

The Alternate Testing Site at Chesapeake College will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 and reopen again Monday, April 13, 2020.

The drive through testing site was set up at Chesapeake Colleg...

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County News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER

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COVID-19 INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER

In Queen Anne’s County, did you know that we have an Incident Command Center that is working tirelessly to minimize the impact of COVID-19. We have been up and running for several weeks now. This...

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County News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Portions of the Kent Island South Trail will be temporarily closed starting April 7th

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Portions of the Kent Island South Trail will be temporarily closed starting April 7th

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled major work to be done on the Kent Island South Trail beginning on Tuesday April 7, 2020...

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County News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Local Care Team Offering Virtual Meetings

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Queen Anne’s County Local Care Team Offering Virtual Meetings

The Queen Anne’s County Local Care Team (LCT) is here to help. We remain here for you during the COVID-19 health emergency. We are now offering Virtual Face-to-Face meeting.

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County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Route Changes to County Ride

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As of Wednesday, April 8, all fixed routes will be transitioning to a demand service only. What this means for our ridership is that while there will not be a bus making timed stops along these routes, you will still have the ability to get from one locat...

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County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Resources for Queen Anne’s County Businesses

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Resources for Queen Anne’s County Businesses

Queen Anne’s County Economic Development and Tourism would like to let our small businesses know about updates and programs available during COVID-19

The Maryland Department of Commerce has a ...

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County News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Unites to Slow the Spread, Reduce the Hospital Surge, and Save Lives

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Queen Anne’s County Unites to Slow the Spread, Reduce the Hospital Surge, and Save Lives

Our Queen Anne’s County community members are anxious, and frustrated with the social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions in place. Some of yo...

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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Donations Appreciated

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Donations Appreciated

The health department appreciates your donation of items that can be used in our fight against COVID-19. All donations must be new and be in its original packaging.

What supplies are on the list?

  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Medical Disposable Gowns
  • Dust...
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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Updated Numbers of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Queen Anne’s County

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Updated Numbers of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Queen Anne’s County

As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, we want to make sure everyone is aware of the current number of positive cases. We will no longer be sending out a press release f...

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County News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Important Route Changes from QAC Department of Community Services

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As of Wednesday, April 1, the following fixed routes, Annapolis AM/PM and Easton Overflow AM/PM, will be transitioning to a demand service only. What this means for our ridership is that while there will not be a bus making timed stops along these route, ...

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County News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Update on Information that will be released from Queen Anne’s County

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Since March 21, 2020, Queen Anne’s County Maryland has reported five positive cases of COVID-19. The majority of Queen Anne’s County cases have not had travel history or a known connection with another positive case. This means that th...

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County News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Fifth Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

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Fifth Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

 

Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announces an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, M...

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Additional Positive Cases of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

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Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announces two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, Friday March 27, 2020. This brings the total of confirmed cases to four....

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Child Care for Essential Personnel

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Yesterday the State of Maryland announced, beginning at the end of the day on Friday, March 27, 2020, all child care programs are to be closed. During this State of Emergency, child care programs have been established by the State to serve only designated...

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Information about Essential Services during COVID-19

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Contact information for Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services, Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services and Haven Ministries during COVID-19     

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County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Encourages Residents to Use Caution

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Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Encourages Residents to Use Caution

 

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19...

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County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Second Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

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Second Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

 

Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Mar...

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County News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Watch QAC Commissioner Meeting Live Tonight Online

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 To comply with the Governor’s proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, to minimize the person-to-person spread of COVID-19, we ask that citizens stay home and watch the County Commissioner’s meeting live on ou...

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County News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CENTREVILLE Walgreens Closes Doors

CENTREVILLE Walgreens Closes Doors

CENTREVILLE - Corporate managers at Walgreens reported that an employee at their Centreville location was tested on Friday, March 20 for the COVID-19 virus and test results are pending. Queen Anne’s County Healt...

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County News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Questions and Concerns about Confirmed Case in Queen Anne’s County

Questions and Concerns about Confirmed Case in Queen Anne’s County

 

Earlier today, Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s Count...

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County News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Queen Anne’s County

 

Queen Anne’s County Health Officer, Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr., M.D., announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, S...

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County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus

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PRESS RELEASE

March 20, 2020

Beth Malasky

bmalasky@qac.org

 

 

Queen Anne’s County Closures and Updates Due to Novel Coronavirus

 

CENTREVILLE, MD. – There are ZERO confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus i...

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County News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

QAC Officials Restrict County Buildings to Minimize Risk of COVID-19

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QAC Officials Restrict County Buildings to Minimize Risk of COVID-19

CENTREVILLE - In order to minimize the risk to our staff and the public, County Government Buildings are being restricted to official and urgent business only. We encourage all citizens w...

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County News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Business Update and Resources for Queen Anne’s County

The Governor’s office released a statement that all restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theatres throughout the state must close as of 5pm today until further notice.  Drive-thru, Carryout and Delivery Options are still allowed to continu...

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County News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the Feb 25 County Commissioners Meeting

The February 25th County Commissioner’s meeting started at 4:45 p.m. with a closed session under Section 3-305(b)1 of the General Provisions Article.

No decisions were made in the closed session.

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm

A...

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County News
Posted on: February 29, 2020

QAC 2020 Comprehensive Plan – Delay in Update Process

CENTREVILLE – The County Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County announce the dissolution of its contract with Smith Planning & Design for consulting services to update the County’s Comprehensive Plan. Through no fa...

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County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

QAC Looking for Interested Contractors

 Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing and Community Services is putting together a list of contractors interested in bidding on and performing repairs to homes of residents in Queen Anne’s County. Repairs will focus on heal...

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County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

County Administrator Todd Mohn Gives a Wrap-Up of the Feb. 11th Commissioners Meeting

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The February 11th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Administrative Function Boards/Commissions and Personnel.

No decisions were made in the closed session.

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm

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Admin/Engin...

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County News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Miltec UV Celebrates 30 Years in Business

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 Miltec UV of Stevensville, a family operated business, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company has changed dramatically over the years from being a distributor of industrial UV (ultraviolet) products to becoming a global equipment manuf...

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County News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

County Passes Bill for Kmart Site Only

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Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted Jan 28th to pass Ordinance 19-17 concerning expansion of a use and tenant space in a structure more than 65,000 square feet of gross floor space in the Urban Commercial Zoning District Density and Intensit...

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County News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the Jan. 28th Commissioners' Meeting

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The January 28th regular meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for personnel and contract.

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm. Commissioner Phil Dumenil was unable to attend this week.

 Employee Voluntary Deferred Comp ...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Queen Anne’s County hires new Weed Control Coordinator

Queen Anne’s County has hired a weed control coordinator, Douglas George, to assist in the management and control of noxious and invasive weeds. 

As a service to local residents, the QAC Department of Public Works, in cooperation with th...

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County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Billups Appointed to QAC Housing Authority Board

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 Attorney Courtney Billups, a former Queen Anne’s County Commissioner was appointed January 14, to the QAC Housing Authority Board.

  "It has always been a privilege to serve the citizens of Queen Anne’s County,&q...

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County News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The County Commissioners along with representatives of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a proclamation, during the January 14th Commissioners’ Meeting.  ...

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County News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Local Government Leaders Highlight Collaboration on Climate Resilience Plans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts: 

Chris Trumbauer, Anne Arundel County, 410-279-7577, ctrumbauer@aacounty.org 

Jennifer L. Harris, Charles County, 301-645-0580 , HarrisJ@CharlesCountyMD.gov 

Elizabeth Malasky,...

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County News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

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 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020.

 The following boards and commissions have v...

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County News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Tours QAC Community Services

Recently County Officials, Commissioner Jim Moran and County Administrator Todd Mohn and the Department of Community Services had the honor of having Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and his team visit. The Lt. Governor became more acquainted with the Depart...

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County News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Watch the QAC Commissioners’ Special Meeting Jan. 2nd

 The purpose of the special meeting is to review topics of interest that will be discussed by the Maryland General Assembly which opens its 2020 session on January 8th. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live on Atlantic Broa...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

QAC Law Protects Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather

County Ordinance 18-07 states, “Any dog shall be brought inside a home, building or other suitable shelter within 30 minutes of the onset of extreme weather conditions which shall be defined for purpose of this provision as temperatures above 90...

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County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Banner Year for QAC Ag Preservation

Just this year, Queen Anne’s County has permanently preserved another 1,581 acres of farmland.

 Donna Landis-Smith, of the county’s Soil Conservation District, said every application she submitted to the state was approved for ...

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County News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the Dec.10th Commissioners' Meeting

The December 10th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session (Administrative Function) Boards and Commission appointments.

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:37 pm.

Item #A. Council for Children & YouthMotion to appoint and confirm All...

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County News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

QAC Spending Affordability Committee Report


Follow the link to the report https://www.flipsnack.com/QACGOVleslie/spending-affordability-committee-report.html 



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Posted on: November 27, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the Nov. 26th QAC Commissioners' Meeting

The November 26th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session (Administrative Function) for Boards and Commission appointments.  
The regular meeting started at 5:30 p.m.
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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Today Gov. Hogan Announced Actions to Reduce Bridge Backups

At today's Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Hogan announced a series of actions that his administration will take to expedite the Chesapeake Bay Bridge rehabilitation project.1) MDOT will make every effort to expedite the project, and crews will wo...

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Hogan Discusses Bridge w/Board of Public Works County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Property Tax Credit for QAC Volunteer First Responders

Bill Faust, chairman of the county’s Fire and EMS Commission, represented all 9 volunteer fire companies when he spoke in favor of Emergency Ordinance 19-11, on June 11.

CENTREVILLE - The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners received a har...

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County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

QAC Visitors’ Guide is Handy for Locals Too

 In 2017, the Queen Anne’s County’s Visitors’ Guide was selected as the Best Destination Guide during the Maryland Travel and Tourism Summit. That guide was offered in glossy magazine style and online as a digital fl...

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County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Four Seasons Files Petition to Confirm Tolled Expiration Date of DRRA

Four Seasons Files Petition to Confirm Tolled Expiration Date of the Developers Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA)

UPDATE: Four Seasons DRRA Petition Overview, read it here:

https://www.qac.org/DocumentCenter/View/12024/Four-Seasons-DRRA-Petition-...

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County News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

DES Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

Haz Mit plan update website

A few months ago we asked the public to help us update the Hazard Mitigation Plan by answering a survey. To read the updated plan go to www.qacdes.com and click on the Hazard Mitigation link on the left side.

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