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Information and Resources: COVID-19 Reopening Schedule

City Offices and facilities are open to the public

You are not required to come in person to conduct most of your business with the City. Staff continues to be available by phone and email, fees can be paid online or by phone, answers to your inquiries can likely be found on the website.

Passports and Notary Services require an appointment.

Passport Service:
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm only
Schedule an appointment by emailing sofiav@takomaparkmd.gov or calling 301-891-7100.
For more information visit: Passports

Notary Service:
Schedule an appointment by emailing IrmaN@takomaparkmd.gov or calling 301-891-7214.
For more information visit: Notary

City Manager Jamal Fox has implemented a mask mandate for all city buildings and facilities in the City of Takoma Park. The mask mandate applies to all employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, and all visitors.

Montgomery County Reopening Information

Reopening Montgomery

  • Montgomery County reopening guidelines for businesses and activities can be found here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Montgomery College – Germantown (as of Dec. 14)
B/E Building 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown
Open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

East County Recreation Center (as of Dec. 14)
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Civic Center (as of Dec. 14)
1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To find out if you qualify for an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine and to make an appointment, visit www.GoVAXMoco.com. Walk-ins are available, but appointments are recommended.

COVID-19 Testing Sites (as of Dec. 14)

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring
Open seven days weekly 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Montgomery College-Rockville
CB Building—off parking lot 11
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville
Open seven days weekly 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown
Open seven days weekly 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find out about additional free COVID-19 testing clinics and make an appointment at www.MoCoCOVIDTesting.org.  Walk-ups are allowed, but appointments are recommended to decrease waiting times.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website as well as the County’s data dashboard or follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCountyMD.

Takoma Park by the Numbers

View the dashboard to access up-to-date data on confirmed cases,  infection rates, and demographic breakdown.

How to Stay in touch with the City

City Facilities and Services

Police Department
Finance

You may come to the walk-up window on the 3rd floor of the Community Center to make payments associated with a City-issued invoice , or you can do so by phone or online by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. A convenience fee of 2.9% or $1.50, whichever is greater, will be charged. The following fees can be paid online:

Please call 301-891-7212 to talk with Finance staff or to make a payment by credit card.

Library
  • Although the library is open to the public, you may still use Books to Go Contact-free book check out
  • Visit the Program Calendar for Circle Time, Sketch Club, and other ongoing outdoor and online programs.
  • Get to know the Takoma Park library’s online offerings. Check out e-books and audiobooks, language-learning, offerings for kids, and more!

Council Meetings

City Council meetings continue be held remotely by video conference.

Watch live (or view afterward) the City Council meeting in all the usual ways:

Public Comments on Voting Items Only
Persons wishing to submit comments for the City Council meeting should send the comments to clerk@takomaparkmd.gov. Public comments on voting items will be read aloud.

Resources and Programs to Give or Receive Assistance

This is not a complete list. Please let us know if there are any additional resources we should share with our community. Before visiting businesses please make sure nothing has changed in their status.

Face Coverings / Masks

Effective November 20, 2021: All persons in Montgomery County over the age of two must wear a face covering in any location accessible to the public.

The City of Takoma Park continues to require masks in all City Facilities.

Face masks are required when using public transportation – federal government requirement.

For Businesses 

  • 10/22/20: Governor Hogan Announces $250 Million “Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative
    • This new $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’ will be critical to the thousands of struggling restaurants, small businesses, and Main Streets across the state that are attempting to weather this crisis,” said Governor Hogan. “I have directed our entire team in each agency to ensure that this much-needed funding gets out the door to our struggling citizens and small businesses as quickly as possible. We also intend to work closely with our local partners so that they can assist in expeditiously getting this money into the hands of those who need it most.”
  • Maryland Business Relief Wizard Tool to connect businesses with the resources and programming for which they’re eligible, streamlining the process of finding support.
  • COVID-19 FAQs in several languages covering State services,  general safety guidance, and health information.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Health Information – Trusted Sources

Food

Especially for Seniors

  • Maryland’s Caregiver Services Corps Seniors or their loved ones may call 2-1-1 to be connected with the help center if a friend or family member who typically provides care becomes temporarily unavailable. Volunteers can be deployed to seniors’ homes to provide assistance, including with maintaining daily hygiene routines, preparing meals, picking up groceries or medications, or connecting virtually with health care providers.  The call center is available 7 days a week and is capable of taking calls in many languages.
  • Village of Takoma Park– The Village of Takoma Park provides support for older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Maryland Seniors Call Check-in Program
  • Resource Packet for Older Adults compiled by Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services.

Emergency Assistance

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

  • MCPS will offer meals at no charge to all students for school year 2021–22! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted waivers for meal service for this school year. These waivers allow all students to receive meals at no charge, regardless of free or reduced-priced status. MCPS will offer breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper on all instructional school days. The waivers also allow snack and supper to be taken home for consumption.
  • Wellness Resources:  If you believe your child is in crisis, please contact the Montgomery County Crisis Center at 240-777-4000. Students can also reach out to their counselor and school psychologist to set up a confidential appointment.
  • Waymaking Video Series
    Suicide Awareness
    Managing Stress and Anxiety for Students
    Managing Stress and Anxiety during Social Distancing

Montgomery County Resources for Residential Buildings

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Job-Related Resources

  • Jobs 
  • Support for local businesses – Donate to these funds to support local businesses:
    • City fund to provide micro-grants to local businesses throughout the City
    • Old Town Business Association micro-grants program supporting Old Town-based businesses

Legal Assistance

Public Transportation

  • Free COVID-19 Vaccine transportation: Regency Taxi and Barwood Taxi are providing free transportation to adults aged 65 and up to and from their Covid vaccination appointments. Once you are qualified for your vaccine, call Regency Taxi or Barwood Taxi to schedule your free ride!
    • Regency Taxi: 301- 990- 9000
    • Barwood Taxi: 301-984-1900

Utilities

The City of Takoma Park is partnering with the Montgomery County Salvation Army to assist residents with delinquent utility bills due to the effects of COVID-19. If you need assistance, contact us:

  • Department of Housing and Community Development via email at housing@takomaparkmd.gov or call 301-891-7119
  • The Montgomery County Salvation Army can be reached at 301-515-5354

Utility, Phone and Internet Reconnections During the Maryland State of Emergency
Montgomery County Utility Assistance Program to help low-income residents pay utility bills

Internet Service:
Pepco:
Washington Gas
WSSC

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