City of Rockville facilities will remain closed to the public through Friday, April 24, and city events, classes, programs, rentals and activities are canceled through Thursday, April 30, in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders related to COVID-19 in Maryland.
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The Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Rockville’s Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.
Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton delivered her second video statement, Monday, on behalf of the Mayor and Council, to update the Rockville community about actions the city is taking to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“We all endeavor to keep each and every one of you healthy and safe in the days to come,” she said. “We will get through this if we follow the rules, make smart decisions and, above all, be kind and supportive of each other.”
While City of Rockville parks will remain open, as a safety precaution, the use of playground equipment in city parks is now prohibited.
Signs have been posted at playgrounds throughout City of Rockville parks.
The parks are open, but lights at City of Rockville outdoor courts and sports fields will remain off during evening and nighttime hours, beginning Saturday, March 21.
Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people. Following state and federal directives intended to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, Rockville events, classes, programs, rentals and activities are canceled through April 30.
The doors of Rockville City Hall may be shut for now, but that doesn’t mean we’re closed for business. You can still utilize many city services, such as reporting concerns, scheduling inspections and making payments, through the city’s website (www.rockvillemd.gov).
Employees will conduct as much of the city’s operations as possible while maintaining recommended to ensure the health and safety of city staff and the community. Employees who are able are teleworking.
Essential city services are continuing, including regular trash and recycling collection, water treatment, street repair, water and sewer system repair, building code and fire inspections, animal control, traffic signal repair, and police patrols and emergency response. Additionally, all city parks remain open to the public.
See below for a few useful phone numbers and emails, which you can also find on the website. News and information related to COVID-19 is regularly updated and found at the top of the home page.
The City of Rockville has temporarily designated about 40 on-street parking spaces in Town Square as 15-minute curbside pick-up spots.
The free 15-minute parking will be available on spaces along Maryland and Gibbs streets, between East Middle Lane and Beall Avenue.
Facilities to Close March 14-27; All City Parks Remain Open
Rockville City Hall and city facilities will be closed to the public from Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 27, following recently issued state directives for slowing the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.