About 147,000 Marylanders who qualify for a stimulus payment may not have received the money because they fall into the threshold of individuals and families who have little to no income.
Registration is now open for Park Adventures, Rockville’s in-person camps outdoors, where kids will be able to enjoy sports, games, crafts and nature activities.
Sessions will run 9 a.m.-noon for two weeks, with new sessions each week from July 13-Aug. 3.
The Mayor and Council recently issued $15,000 in one-time grants to Rockville’s resident theater companies to help them weather the COVID-19 emergency.
Rockville Little Theatre, Rockville Musical Theatre and the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, which perform seasonally at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, each received $5,000. The resident companies are almost entirely volunteer run.
The grants are included in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, which begins July 1. See the FY 2021 budget at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre is closed until further notice. For more information, and for tickets for shows beginning later this year, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre.
The City of Rockville is recommending several online resources to help rental property managers and owners combat the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Community concerns about the new coronavirus have led to the cancellation of the March 20 International Night and postponement of the Rockville Creative Summit, scheduled for March 22.
City officials are coordinating with county and state health agencies to plan, prepare and respond, and we’ve mobilized our emergency management team.
Right now, it’s business as usual in Rockville. Services, such as recycling and trash collection, and events, programs and activities continue as scheduled.