COVID-19 Regulation On Large Crowds Rescinded In Frederick County



Health Department officials say health metrics have improved.



Frederick, Md (KM)   The Frederick County Board of Health has rescinded a COVID-19 regulation.  The board, which consists of the County Council and the County Executive, and is chaired by the Health Officer, made the decision on Tuesday night.

The Health Department says the Board on Tuesday   reviewed the county COVID-19 responses, and decided rescind Regulation 01-2021 which required those organizing gatherings of 100 or more people to notify the Health Department.

In a statement, Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer credits the improved health metrics for Frederick County, including fewer cases and hospitalizations.  “We are exited by the progress being made in Frederick County as we’re working had to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community.  Vaccinations are an important part of this fight.  I want to encourage everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to please make an appointment or walk to one of our clinics.  It’s free, it’s easy and it works.”

Information is available on line at http://FredeickCountyMD.gove/CoividVaccine.  Citizens who want to make appointments can call 301-600-7900.  Spanish speakers can call 301-600-7905.


By Kevin McManus