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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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Friday, February 12, 2022

Frederick County Board of Health Mask Regulation No Longer In Effect

As of today, February 12, 2022, the COVID-19 case rate in Frederick County has fallen below 20 per 100,000 population. This was the threshold set in Frederick County Board of Health Regulation 02-2021, so effective immediately Regulation 02-2021 is no longer in effect. Any future mask regulation would require a new Board of Health regulation. Read the full County release here.

Additionally, FCAR is no longer requiring visitors to wear face masks.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. announced that the state of emergency orders in Maryland will be lifted July 1. As of that date, no masking required anywhere in the state. July 1 also marks the start of a 45-day grace period before some suspended regulations are reinstated.

We’ll follow up with more details as needed.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Maryland REALTORS® has issued updated guidance for REALTORS® in regard to masks and vaccines.

For those who are not fully vaccinated, the CDC encourages these individuals to get vaccinated. In Maryland, you can visit this site to find the nearest vaccination location. Until an individual is fully vaccinated, the CDC strongly advises that all precautions remain in place, which includes wearing a mask and social distancing.

In Maryland, Governor Hogan has lifted the mask mandate, except within healthcare settings, public transportation, and schools. Per the Governor’s Office, those who are fully vaccinated may feel free to resume normal activities. Businesses across the state are free to set their own policies regarding masks and other precautions. In addition, local jurisdictions may, and have, established guidelines that are different from the Administration’s.

Read Maryland REALTORS® full updated statement.

Sign-up for COVID-19 Updates from Frederick County:
You can sign up to get updates by texting FredCoVID19 to 888777 or receive email updates by registering at Alert Frederick website.

Click Here for the latest Frederick County Update.

Other Helpful Links:

City of Frederick:

Frederick County Government:


Frederick County Health Department:


Maryland Department of Health (MDH):


Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

State of Maryland Phone Number for Appointment Scheduling: 1-855-634-6829

Frederick County Phone Number for Appointment Scheduling: 301-600-7900

Maryland REALTORS® has issued updated guidance on vaccine distribution for REALTORS® across the State of Maryland. REALTORS® were deemed “essential” workers in March 2020, and those who are considered high risk are being given priority in the vaccine rollout. According to Maryland REALTORS®, individuals “who are NOT 65+ years of age; NOT currently receiving hospital treatments; or NOT diagnosed as having a critical condition are expected to be included in the next phase of vaccinations, Phase 2. Phase 2 includes people ages 16-64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities, as well as essential workers in critical utilities and other sectors.”

Their guidance continues, “it is important to remember that obtaining a vaccine is still based on local vaccine supply. Depending upon your age and any underlying health conditions, you may already be in a higher or more favorable classification, eligible for vaccination.”

As the statement suggests, the situation and prioritization of REALTORS® in the vaccine rollout does vary by county and is subject to change based on availability. FCAR is in the process of working with government officials to obtain additional detail on where real estate professionals may fall in the vaccine rollout in this region. As it stands, the county has not updated its previous language on prioritization. 

Read Maryland REALTORS® full updated statement.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Frederick County Board of Health has passed Regulation 02-2021. Effective 5pm on December 31, 2021, all persons 5 years and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor public places. The regulation will remain in effect until positive Covid-19 cases in Frederick County fall below 20 per 100,000 population or this regulation is superseded, amended, or revised by additional Board of Health Regulation.

For more up-to-date information, consult the COVID-19 Updates page on the Frederick County website.

FCAR is also requesting that all visitors to our office wear a face covering.

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