COVID-19 Frostburg Information

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The official source of information on COVID-19 (Coronoavirus) is the CDC: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


For Maryland information:  

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/


A to Z Guide from Maryland:

https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/


For Allegany County information and links to helpful resources:

https://resources.inallegany.org/


Frostburg updates will be posted below:


May 18, 2020 -

City operations are resumed. City Hall lobby is open and transactions can occur through the teller window. Meetings may continue to be conducted in a virtual format. Playgrounds are open.


April 13, 2020-

VIRTUAL COUNCIL MEETING - STREAMED VIA FACEBOOK LIVE - The Mayor and City Council will meet for their Council Meeting on Thursday, April 16 at 3 pm. The Mayor, Council, and senior staff, will meet virtually, and the meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live. All items on the Council Meeting Agenda were discussed last Thursday during the work session, which was also streamed live, here on Facebook. Comments regarding any specific action, or general comments, should be submitted to by 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 16, to be made part of the public record for the meeting. Comments in writing, video, and sound files will be accepted. If a comment is specific to a specific agenda item, please indicate such so it can be introduced into the record prior to a vote of the Mayor and Council.The agenda is available online, here: https://frostburgcity.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=60


April 7, 2020-

The Mayor and City Council will meet virtually for their Work Session, this Thursday, April 9, at 3 pm. The meeting will be streamed live via Facebook Live. In order to facilitate public comment for Council Meeting, next Thursday, April 16, each item on the Council Meeting agenda will be discussed at the Work Session. Public comments in writing, or other digital formats, will be received at . These comments will be read into the record, or otherwise presented at the Council meeting, either before a vote if pertaining to a particular item, or at the end of the meeting during the general Public Comment period. The Council Meeting will be live streamed as well. The agenda for this week's Work Session is available online: https://frostburgcity.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=83Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep the essential functions and projects of City government moving forward - including facilitating online meetings in a virtual environment. Feel free to message us if you have any questions.


April 2, 2020 -

CANCELLED - APRIL YARD WASTE COLLECTIONThe City of Frostburg's Yard Waste Collection for the month of April has been cancelled. We will post updates regarding May's yard waste collection and Bulk Pick-Up closer to those dates. Garbage service will continue to be provided as normal as it is an essential service.


March 30, 2020 -

Governor Hogan has issued a Stay-At-Home Executive Order for all Maryland residents effective at 8 PM this evening. This order does not affect the use of the City's public parks. Residents are still permitted to access the parks for recreational purposes but must comply with the social distancing guidelines issued by the Governor. Groups of ten or more may be subject to fines/arrests. Today's portion of the executive order concerning "Essential Activities" is listed as follows:b. As used herein, “Essential Activities” means:v. Engaging in outdoor exercise activities, such as walking, hiking, running, or biking, but only in compliance with paragraph III below and applicable social distancing guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the Maryland Department of Health (“MDH”);III. Gatherings Large Than 10 Persons Prohibited.a. Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events (“large gatherings and events”) of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades,festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.b. Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded.For your safety and the safety of others, we also discourage any outdoor activities that involve persons outside of your household. Please be safe, enjoy your time outdoors responsibly, and comply with the guidelines issued. Thank you for your cooperation.

March 25, 2020-

Allegany County has launched a resource page in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are needing assistance OR looking to help - visit: https://resources.inallegany.org/ . It also provides links to trusted resources for accurate and local information.


March 22, 2020-

Frostburg City Hall will be closed, effective Monday, March 23. The City will continue to provide all essential services and City Hall staff will be working remotely and be available to assist you via Facebook messenger, email, and phone. Message us, or please visit https://www.frostburgcity.org/explore/city_staff_directory and email the appropriate staff person. If a matter requires urgent attention (e.g. sewer back-up or water leak), please call the Frostburg Police Department at 301-689-3000. We will reopen City Hall as soon as it seems prudent to do so.In an effort to continue to support the small businesses in Frostburg and facilitate quick pick-up service, parking meters will not be enforced until further notice.


March 21, 2020-

To comply with Governor Hogan’s recommendation regarding gatherings of groups of 10 or more people, the City is suspending all activities/events scheduled in the City’s indoor facilities and pavilions until further notice. The City’s playgrounds are closed until further notice as well.We encourage you to use our outdoor facilities while keeping in mind the recommendation of doing so in groups of 10 or less. Take a walk with your significant other. Walk your dog. Go for a bike ride. Take the kids fishing. Play catch with your child. Or, just get a little outdoor alone time. If you are visiting an outdoor facility, please avoid gathering in groups and maintain an appropriate distance from other individuals that may be using in the facility.Play it safe and stay healthy. Thank you for your cooperation!


March 17, 2020 - 

NOTICE: Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper. Alternatives to toilet paper should never be flushed. They can clog the plumbing within your home, the sewer line in your yard, or the sewer line maintained by the City. Please save yourself the trouble, mess, and expense, and do the same for the City workers, and refrain from flushing wipes, paper towels, etc. 


March 17, 2020 - 

Frostburg Mayor and Council Meeting - Modified & Public Hearing Cancelled
The Mayor and City Council will meet on Thursday, March 19 at a special time and location - 4 pm at Frostburg City Hall, 59 E. Main Street. The public will not be able to attend the meeting in person, but will be able to watch the meeting via Facebook Live, in compliance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act.
The Public Hearing that was scheduled for Thursday in regards to amendments to the City Code related to water and sewer has been CANCELLED. It will be rescheduled for a future Council Meeting.
The Mayor and Council have a business meeting once a month. The items to be considered will be considered under a consent agenda and were all discussed during the Work Session on Thursday, March 12. This will allow the City to carry on with business as best as possible during the next 30 days. In order to accommodate the public not being able to attend the meeting in person, any comments for the meeting may be emailed to the City Administrator at by 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 19 for consideration by the Mayor and Council.


March 16, 2020 - 

The City of Frostburg is implementing measures to ensure residents have police protection, water, sewer, and garbage services during this public health emergency. The City will work with other local government agencies to provide and/or receive support as needed.  Residents are encouraged to pay their bills online at https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=FRST or by mail.
The Governor's Executive Order today mandates that all restaurants and bars no longer have dine-in services effective at 5 pm, but many Frostburg restaurants and small businesses will remain open and offer curb-side pick-up. The Mayor has authorized businesses to designate a curb-side pick-up space in front of their business for convenience. Updates on Frostburg businesses can be found by following FrostburgFirst​.
Also, certain City events will be cancelled or altered to meet the requirements set forth by the Governor. The Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled. The Arbor Day celebration is cancelled. Other updates will be posted here as they are available.
And a reminder: if you do not have toilet paper at your home and need to use alternatives, please do not dispose of the 'alternative' in the toilet. Your home's plumbing system and the sanitary sewer system are not designed to handle products that are not designated "safe for plumbing". These clogs could result in sanitary sewer back-ups in your home and/ or clog the City's sewer lines.
If you have any questions regarding city government, please feel free to message us, email , or call 301-689-6000.

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