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Emmitsburg COVID-19 Response Updated 10/20/2020

As of October 20, 2020 there are 74 reported cases of COVID-19 in the 21727.  
Town offices remain closed to walk-in services.



Allowing Reopening of Certain Businesses and Facilities (October 16)
Evictions, Reposessions, and Foreclosures (October 16)
Renewal of State of Emergency (October 6)

Town of Emmitsburg Small Business Grant (Due October 21, 2020)

Expanded Masking Order: With the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, Governor Hogan is expanding the statewide masking order that has been in effect since April 18.  Under this order, which takes effect Friday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m., all Marylanders over the age of five are required to wear face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state.  Face coverings will also be required in outdoor public areas, whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing. The expanded order continues to provide certain exceptions, including for medical conditions. 

Out of State Travel Advisory: Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to issue a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. Under this advisory, Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher. Anyone traveling from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results.

Frederick County COVID-19 Dashboard

Frederick County Health Department COVID-19 page (full list of testing centers provided)

  • COVID-19 Testing: The Frederick County Health Department is providing free testing at the Seton Center (226 E. Lincoln Avenue) every other Tuesday from Noon - 2:00 pm, including Tuesday November 3rd.  Open to the public. Face coverings and physical distancing required. No documentation needed.  Testing is FREE.  No insurance or doctor's note required.  You don't have to be sick.  Results within 7 days.  Full details here.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout Town parks and trails for the safety of the community.  If you find a sanitizing station is empty or out of order please email
  • Are wondering what to expect when you go to a restaurant or stay at a hotel?  Go directly to the source for updates at
  • Tuesday July 14, 2020 Letter to County Leaders from Governor Hogan (pdf).
  • Town of Emmitsburg Small Business Micro Grant has entered phase 2, which extends the deadline to October 21, 2020.  More details here.

  • Resources for Local Businesses.


The town office remains closed to walk-in services until further notice. Town staff will be available by phone (301-600-6300) or email Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The town office will be closed Fridays. Town staff will continue to monitor all voicemails and emails outside of business hours.

  • Playgrounds and pavilions in the Town parks are open.  Please remember social distancing and hand washing guidelines.  Use the hand sanitizing dispensers.
  • All Town Meetings will be virtual until further notice.
  • Water, sewer and public works services will remain operative; however, employees will have limited working hours.
  • Rainbow Lake fishing permits will be available by email only. Any person wishing to get a fishing permit should email a copy of their state issued fishing license to
  • Basic zoning permits are available online. Refer to the permitting page or email for more information.
  • Frederick County launched a new online dashboard that allows the public to track local COVID-19 statistics. The dashboard includes charts and data about testing, cases, and hospitalizations, which will be updated daily. Visit the Frederick County COVID-19 page and click statistics.



Local Job Opportunities

  • Job Postings (current postings from: Metro Protect, Thermo Fisher, CVS, Weis Market , The Common Market, Way Station) 
  • Resume Review (resumes reviewed online by a certified professional resume writer)
  • Mock Interviews (free mock interviews by phone to help job-seekers)