Mayor Says Pandemic Is Far From Over

He called on everyone to continue the fight against COVID-19








Frederick, MD (KB) Frederick Mayor, Michael O’Connor, reminded residents that there is help for those suffering financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a news briefing on Wednesday, he said those in need of rental assistance can contact the Religious Coalition; and the city’s Department of Housing and Human Services can help with paying utility bills.

“Our last round of business grants just closed, and over the last few months, the city has granted $300,000 dollars in support to local businesses,” said O’Connor.

The Governor announced on Tuesday that restaurants, bars, and other venues which serve food and alcoholic beverages must close all indoor dining at 10PM starting on Friday. The Mayor said the city’s establishments will still offer outdoor dining.

“The pop-up dining program continues,” explained the Mayor. “Parking lots, parklets, sidewalk cafes, and other designs are being used by residents and restaurants throughout the city to offer safer options for dining this winter.”

Mayor O’Connor reminded citizens to take this coronavirus pandemic seriously, especially with the upcoming holidays. He said Frederick County should continue to practice social distancing and wear their masks. This pandemic “is far from over,” he said.