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COVID-19: Planning for Reopening

Planning and preparation to welcome back visitors to Rockville City Hall and some other facilities are still underway, so no definitive date for reopening can be established.

When city facilities do reopen, health and safety will be the city’s first and foremost concern, and will include additional cleaning and physical distancing. City employees who provide in-person service to customers will be present and those able to work from home will continue to do so.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Food Giveaways June 20 and 27 to Impact Traffic Near Montgomery College

Up 2 Us Foundation will once again give away fresh produce to neighbors in need beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20 in Lot 13 of Montgomery College’s Rockville campus, at 51 Mannakee St. The event, which was also held June 13, will return to the Rockville campus at the same time on Saturday, June 27.

Vehicles may begin lining up as early as 9:30 a.m.

The giveaway is first come, first served, and one box per vehicle and will mean traffic impacts beginning before 11 a.m. and continuing until all boxes are distributed. Rockville and Montgomery County police will direct traffic in the area.

A Christ for Justice peace rally will be held at noon June 20 in the parking lot of the Carver Educational Services Center (the Montgomery County Public Schools/Board of Education building) at 850 Hungerford Drive, across from the Montgomery College campus. Participants are expected to gather for the rally beginning at 10 a.m.

Motorists may experience heavy traffic on:

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Food Giveaway Saturday to Impact Traffic Near Montgomery College

Up 2 Us Foundation will give away fresh produce to neighbors in need beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13 in Lot 13 of Montgomery College’s Rockville campus, at 51 Mannakee St.

Vehicles may begin lining up as early as 9:30 a.m.

The giveaway is first come, first served, and one box per vehicle and will mean traffic impacts beginning before 11 a.m. and continuing until all boxes are distributed. Rockville and Montgomery County police will direct traffic in the area.

Motorists may experience heavy traffic on:

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Alert: City Water May Be Discolored, Crews Working to Clear System

This article has been updated.

City crews are continuing to flush water systems following a main supply line leak that has caused some city water users to experienced discolored water. Residual discoloration may still be occurring in some pockets of the city.

The water is not harmful, but washing clothes is not recommended.

The city recommends going to the highest level of your home and running cold water for 15 minutes. If the water does not clear, call the city’s Utilities Division at 240-314-8567.

Rockville Expands Options for Outdoor Dining

Rockville restaurants can now take advantage of an expedited permitting process that allows local eateries to temporarily create or expand outdoor spaces for dining on private property and within the city’s rights of way.

This process is intended to assist local businesses as Montgomery County enters the first phase of recovery from the COVID-19 emergency.

Instructions for how to apply and an application form for temporary outside dining area permits are available on the city’s website. There is no fee for the permit.

Existing city-approved outdoor dining areas do not require the new temporary permit, however, businesses wishing to expand their dining areas must have the permit to comply with city regulations.

Beginning the morning of Saturday, June 6, Gibbs Street will be closed between East Middle Lane and Beall Avenue, and East Montgomery Avenue between Maryland Avenue and Helen Heneghan Way, for expanded outdoor dining areas.  East Montgomery Avenue will remain open to vehicular traffic between Helen Heneghan Way and Monroe Street. 

Mayor and Council Issue Joint Statement Condemning the Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police Custody

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton delivered a statement on behalf of the Mayor and Council, Monday, in which they condemned unanimously the police-involved death of George Floyd, following his arrest by Minneapolis police officers.

The Mayor and Council stands in solidarity with others across the country seeking to end the injustice of racism.

In Rockville, “we celebrate our diversity and we stand for inclusion,” Newton said, reading from the joint statement.

The city prides itself on being a safe place for all people, and officers from the Rockville City Police Department, city staff and elected officials are committed to maintaining that.

“This requires more than rhetoric,” Newton said on behalf of the Mayor and Council. “It requires a culture of inclusion and action to uphold our values.”

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Traffic Advisory: Road Closures, Delays Anticipated in Rockville on June 5

A planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in downtown Rockville at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at 1 p.m.

The protest will begin in front of the Montgomery County Judicial Center (Montgomery County Circuit Court), 50 Maryland Ave., and is expected to continue onto area roads. The Rockville City Police Department will be providing support in an effort to keep both protesters and drivers safe.

Portions of roadways surrounding the area maybe closed to traffic for several hours. Expect significant delays related to the event and plan accordingly.

City of Rockville Facilities Remain Closed, Many Services Continue

Staff Preparing Plans and Facilities as County Eases Some Restrictions

City of Rockville facilities remain closed to the public as city staff plans and prepares facilities for the eventual return of employees and the public.

Opening dates for specific city facilities will be announced as they become available.

Montgomery County officials announced Thursday that the county’s first phase of recovery will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, June 1 after the county achieved critical benchmarks to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Safer Shopping in Store for Rockville Farmers Market’s June 6 Opening

Preordering Service Provided for Quicker, Safer Shopping

The City of Rockville’s Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 6, with market rules and regulations and a preordering program to provide for quicker, safer shopping.

The Rockville Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, June 6 with guidelines for safer shopping in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rockville’s Facilities Closures Extended Through May 29

City of Rockville facilities will continue to remain closed to the public through Friday, May 29, due to public health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.

City events, in-person classes, programs, rentals and activities are also canceled through May 29.

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