FREDERICK, Md. – Based on improved health metrics, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced plans to phase-in the reopening of Frederick County Government buildings. County buildings will open to employees on Tuesday, July 6, as they transition back to office worksites. Beginning Monday, August 2, divisions may begin to offer access to the public as appropriate, such as by appointment. All County buildings will return to normal operations and be fully open to the public beginning Wednesday, September 1.
“I am extremely appreciative of the many County employees who worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to deliver services to the public,” Executive Gardner said. “At no time did we ever stop work. In countless instances, employees went above and beyond their normal duties to do heroic work to help people in our community. This past year has been difficult and challenging, but it has also produced some of the greatest examples of selfless public service I have ever witnessed.”
Because the virus remains in the community and 46% of Frederick County residents are not yet vaccinated, masks will be required to be worn in all public areas of County buildings and in all meetings or gatherings of employees during the transition period. After September 1, employees and members of the public who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to wear masks.