County Government Offices Will Have Normal Operations on Monday, February 22, 2021
Westminster, MD, Sunday, February 21, 2021 – Carroll County Government offices plan to open at regularly scheduled times tomorrow, Monday, February 22, 2021.
The Resource Recovery Park (Northern Landfill) will open on time.
The Carroll Transit System and Trailblazer is scheduled to begin services on time.
“Although Carroll County is under a weather advisory for tomorrow, the storm is not expected in the early hours allowing the county to plan on normal operations,” said Commissioner Ed Rothstein, President of the Board of Commissioners. “That said, we continue to stress the importance of safety first and encourage everyone to monitor the weather and travel when safe; this may include traveling earlier to reach a destination prior to the precipitation.”
Official Forecast Information: https://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter
Winter Weather Preparedness Tips: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
Additional winter weather safety information is available in the Carroll County Citizens Guide to Emergency Preparedness: https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/public-safety/emergency-management/citizens-guide-to-emergency-preparedness/
For those seeking shelter or if you know someone needing shelter: Human Services Programs of Carroll County is operating a temporary shelter located at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 17 Bond St. in Westminster. This is a 24-hour shelter that serves as a Day Center during daytime hours. The day center is a drop-in center that offers activities, access to charging stations, shelter from the weather, case management services, televisions and also serves as a warming center during extreme temperature weather events. The shelter phone number is 443-201-3428. There are no admissions between 10pm and 8am. You must be able to negotiate 12 steps for access to the building. If this is not possible, please call staff at the Adult Only Shelter (410-386-6679) who will provide an accessible alternative.
Services include a warm, safe place to sleep at night, case management/community resource connection assistance, nightly dinner, light breakfast items/snacks and hot beverages.
Participants are required to engage in a COVID screening process upon entry into the building with a positive screen requiring additional testing and services from outside medical staff. Face masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or sleeping. Participants must remain 6 feet apart from others.
Residents wishing to report snow-related non-emergencies such as mailbox damage should use the county’s See Click Report site and mobile app.
For more information on local cold weather resources, including energy assistance, visit the Carroll County Health Department cold weather webpage or check out the Carroll County Health Department on Facebook