COVID-19: Vaccinating and Donating to Help Rockville’s Recovery

Acting state health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader outlined Maryland’s efforts to distribute the state’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccines in a Feb. 2 letter to Rockville’s Mayor and Council. The letter comes in response to a Jan. 26 letter in which the Mayor and Council called on the state to send more vaccine to Montgomery County.

Find both letters at RockvilleReports.com/state-responds-to-mayor-and-
councils-call-for-vaccine
.

Getting the Vaccine
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is preregistering people based on their priority group status, as set by the state of Maryland.

Older adults who don’t have access to the internet can call the state’s new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829).

A new portal, at covidvax.maryland.gov, allows eligible Marylanders to enter their address, ZIP code or location to view vaccination clinics available within a 50-mile radius.

Getting a Ride for Seniors
Seniors in need of a ride to a vaccination appointment, call:

  • Senior Connection, 301-962-0820.
  • Connect-A-Ride, 301-738-3252.

The Rockville Senior Center’s Call and Ride program is available during this crisis to provide taxi coupons to seniors in need of transportation.

Seniors living in the city limits of Rockville and in need of transportation can call 240-314-8810 for assistance.

Getting Tested – For Free
Visit MoCoCOVIDTesting.org or call the Testing Helpline at 240-777-1755 for more information about free testing, no appointment needed.

Finding Food
Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19-food for a list of food resources around the county and other important information. Rockville seniors can call the senior center at 240-314-8800, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Paying Utility Bills
Past-due utility bills for City of Rockville water and sewer accounts are not being charged a late fee. The city is not shutting off water and sewer service for delinquent accounts. Residents are encouraged to pay bills online at www.rockvillemd.gov/utilitybilling. If you need assistance, please email utilitybilling@rockvillemd.gov.

How to Help
If you would like to partner with the City of Rockville to help neighbors in need, consider donating at bit.ly/donaterockville.

Reopening
Montgomery County remains in the second of three reopening phases, with reopening guidelines limiting office use and encouraging telework.
With these guidelines in mind, the city is not able to welcome visitors back to City Hall or many city facilities, and no definitive date for reopening can be established at this time.

Information about the city’s response to the pandemic is available at www.rockvillemd.gov, on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Nextdoor), and on Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable).

Visit mailchi.mp/rockvillemd/covid19updates to sign up for Rockville’s email newsletter featuring city, state and county news about COVID-19. For general inquiries about city operations, call 240-314-5000.

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