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Operating Schedule for Charles County Government and Affiliated Agencies

During weather events or other emergency events, this web page will be updated to reflect the operating status of Charles County Government and Affiliated agencies.

  • Charles County Government Operating Status

    • Charles County Government Operating Status

      Normal Operating Hours

      For meeting and event cancellations: Click Here

      Last updated: March 16, 202010:50 a.m. 

  • Circuit Court Operating Status

    • Circuit Court Operating Status

      The Charles County Circuit Court will be closed to the public on an emergency basis, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, May 1, 2020. Judiciary operations shall continue to the extent practicable. Employees should report to work as scheduled, unless other arrangements have been made with their administrative official.

  • Community Services Operating Status

    • Community Services Operating Status

      • Nanjemoy Community Center and Senior Centers
        Effective immediately and until further notice, all Senior Centers and the Nanjemoy Community Center will be closed to participants.  All scheduled activities, classes, and programs for older adults are canceled at this time. The “Senior Prom” and “Buffet Bingo” county-wide senior citizen events hosted at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees are canceled.
        Last Updated: March 22, 2020
         
      • Meals on Wheels
        The Meals on Wheels program will resume normal delivery service on Wednesday 3/18/2020. with "contact-free" delivery to the extent practicable for the health and safety of our valued volunteers and clients. Questions about the Meals on Wheels program may contact Ms. Charity Haynes, Nutritionist, at 301-934-0138.
        Last Updated: March 22, 2020
         
      • AlphaBEST at Port Tobacco Childcare
        The AlphaBest child care center located at the Port Tobacco Community Services building will follow the operating schedule of Charles County Government, until further notice.  Parents of children enrolled at the Port Tobacco childcare location may contact AlphaBest (301-934-0104) with specific questions, but should exercise their best judgement in consideration of their own child’s health status.
      • In accordance with Governor Hogan's Emergency Order, special arrangements have now been made at the Port Tobacco location only, for essential healthcare workers, public safety, EMS, and 1st responders who require childcare options in order to maintain their critical work in our community during COVID-19. Spaces are limited in order to assure that appropriate social distancing and staff ratios can be maintained during this unique arrangement.  An enrollment packet and daily fee will be required for each family who needs to utilize this special childcare option.  Please call 301-934-0104 for questions or to request an enrollment package. 
        Last Updated: March 22, 2020
  • Environmental Services Operating Status

    • Environmental Resources Operating Status

      • Curbside Recycling & Yard Waste
        Normal Operating Hours
        Last Updated: April 2, 2020 11:56 a.m.
         
      • Landfill and Piney Church Road Mulch Facility
        New Hours 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
        Last Updated: March 20, 2020 11:28 a.m.
         
      • Recycling Centers
        Normal Operating Hours
        Last Updated: March 20, 2020 11:28 a.m.
         
      • Household Hazardous Waste Collection
        Canceled Until Further Notice
        Last Updated: April 2, 2020 11:56 a.m.
  • Recreation, Parks and Tourism Operating Status

    • Recreation, Parks and Tourism Operating Status

      For more details on our closures and cancellations due to concerns over outbreaks of COVID-19, click here. 

      • Crain Memorial Welcome Center
        Closed until further notice

        Last Updated: March 12, 2020 4:45 p.m.
         
      • School Based Community Centers
        Closing at 6:00 p.m. on March 13 until March 30.
        Last Updated: March 13, 2020 6:30 p.m.

      • Charles County Schools Indoor Pools
        Closed until March 30.

        Last Updated: March 13, 2020 6:30 p.m.
      • Capital Clubhouse
        Closed until further notice.
        Last Updated: March 17, 2020 3:55 p.m.
      • Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center
        Closed until further notice.
        Last Updated: March 17, 2020 3:55 p.m.
         
      • Port Tobacco Recreation Center
        Closed from March 14 until March 30.

        Last Updated: March 13, 2020 6:30 p.m.

      • Port Tobacco Village
        Closed for the season

        Last Updated: March 13, 2020 6:30 p.m.
      • White Plains Golf Course
        Closed until further notice.

        Last Updated: March 23, 2020 3:10 p.m.
      • White Plains Skatepark
        Closed until further notice

        Last Updated: March 23, 2020 3:10 p.m.

       

  • Tri County Animal Shelter Operating Status

    • Tri County Animal Shelter Operating Status

      Normal Operating Hours

      Last Updated: March 12, 2020 2:16 p.m. 

  • VanGO Operating Status

    • Transportation/VanGO Operating Status

      • VanGO Services

      Normal Operating Schedule

      In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID -19, PLEASE USE TRANSIT FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. This includes taking trips to:
      • Work
      • Hospitals and Health Care Providers
      • Pharmacies
      • Grocery Stores and Food Distribution Centers
      • Banks
      • To provide care for family members
      • Other similar destinations 
      All buses are limited to a maximum of nine passengers. This is to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting any more than 10 people congregating.
      Every time a bus returns to the maintenance facility it is disinfected with a hospital grade germicide cleaner. The bus shelters at the Waldorf Transfer Point are being cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis. Drivers are encouraged to stay home if they are uncomfortable working or have any cold or flu like symptoms and any driver reporting to work exhibiting these symptoms will be sent home. 
      By reducing unnecessary travel, transit becomes safer for those who depend on it, especially essential healthcare workers, and for those who operate it.

      Last Updated: March 26, 2020