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Information and Resources: COVID-19 Reopening Schedule

Takoma Park Reopening Schedule

Please visit this page often as more information and details become available as the City opens, this page will be updated frequently. 

The City Manager Suzanne Ludlow is pleased to be able to share that, because the COVID-19 pandemic is coming under control in our region, the City of Takoma Park can begin reopening our facilities to the public!

Here are the highlights:

  • On July 6 the Takoma Park Maryland Library will reopen for in-person services
  • On August 23 all City facilities will fully reopen to the general public
Passports and Notary Services will require an appointment.

Passport Service:

Notary Service:

Notary Service will resume on Tuesday, July 6th by appointment only.

  • Please make an appointment by email or call:
  • The service is free for Takoma Park residents
  • $4 per notary signature for non-residents.
  • For more information, visit Notary Services

Mask requirements:

  • The city requires everyone to wear a mask above the age of 5 in the city buildings where the general public is invited and around our youth activities and camps where those under the age of 12 have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated. This includes all of our Recreation and Library activities.Maryland currently follows the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance: “Masking policies are not to protect the vaccinated. They’re to protect the unvaccinated.”
  • “If you’re vaccinated, you’re safe from the variants that are circulating here in the United States. We would suggest that you look at your local policies because we would like our policymakers, even if you’re one of the one-third of people vaccinated in their area, to adhere to the policies that are made to protect the unvaccinated.”
Mask requirements will continue through August 22, 2021.

Thank you to so many Takoma Park residents for taking safety precautions over many months and then getting vaccinated when you were able to do so – your actions have made a real difference in our community!


Montgomery County Reopening Information

Reopening Montgomery

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Information


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

Facilities Closed – Emergency Police  and Services Continue
  • City of Takoma Park facilities, including City offices, the Library, and the Recreation Center are closed until the health emergency ends. The Library has a curb-side pick-up service and virtual programming. The Recreation Department offers virtual programming and some outdoor activities. City Staff are working remotely.
  • Police Department offices are open for limited services, but all emergency police services remain available 24/7.
  • Most meetings, classes, and events have been canceled or converted to virtual/remote activities. Rentals of City facilities have been canceled,
Police Department

Although the City building is closed, the Finance Office is staffed and accepting payment for City fees by phone and credit card.

Payments associated with a City-issued invoice may be made either 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.

Public Works: Services
  • Residents can continue to request public works services or report hazardous conditions via phone at 301 891 7633 or email
  • Regular collection service for trash, recycling, food waste, and yard waste will continue as normal until further notice.
Permits and Licenses
  • Public Works is still processing permit applications for tree removal, tree protection, storage pods or dumpsters in the right of way, driveway aprons or work in the right of way. Permit applications can be accessed on the city’s website and should be mailed with fee payment to the Public Works office: 31 Oswego Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
  • Municipality Letters for construction or renovation can be obtained by following these directions.
  • See City-wide plans for #TKPKnoknockhalloween
  • Visit the Virtual Community Center for access to online classes and programs.
  • Phone a Neighbor: Sign up for the Rec Dept’s “Phone a Neighbor Program.” We are looking for seniors who want to receive occasional phone calls and the residents who can volunteer to make them. To sign up please email or call Ms. Paula at 240-687-4132.
  • Follow the City on Facebook and Twitter to see Recreation Approved Resources,  for crafts and activities from around the world.  And in case you missed some they are all listed at the bottom right of this page.
City TV

City TV is on the job helping to make City programs accessible at a distance, such as Ms. Karen’s popular Circle Time.

  • Find local programming on RCN – Channel 13, HD Channel 1060; Comcast/Xfinity – Channel 13; Verizon Fios – Channel 28)
  • Archives of programs can be found on the City TV YouTube channel.

Council Meetings

Due to the public health crisis, City Council meetings will 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 Public comments on voting items will be read aloud.

City Manager Comments :

The City Manager’s comments and Emergency Actions can be found on the City Manager’s webpage.

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
Updated June 7, 2021

For face-covering exception and exemption details, see State Executive Order 21-05-14-01 paragraph III.b. (PDF)

Businesses and workplaces can set their own face-covering policies, just as they can set a dress code for customers and staff.

Face coverings must be worn inside:

  • Public transportation
  • Schools
  • Health care settings
  • Youth camps
  • Childcare facilities
  • some County offices and facilities (clinics, correctional facilities, homeless shelters)
  • Face coverings are recommended
  • Indoors and outdoors, particularly when physical distancing cannot be maintained, for people 2 years and older who are not fully vaccinated
  • Outdoors at childcare, school, and camp programs, and during outdoor offsite activities (e.g. field trips) when physical distancing cannot be maintained for staff, essential visitors, and children 2 years and older

Effective July 01, 2021, Governor Hogan will end the Maryland Disaster Declaration on the Pandemic

  • The Governor will lift all mask and other restriction in the State of Maryland
  • Masks wearing in the state will no longer be mandatory in any setting unless you enter upon private property which is posted or on public transportation going out of state where posted.
  • CDC and federal guidance still have airlines listed for masks


  • The rent relief moratorium will end on August 15, 2021

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


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)

Montgomery County Resources for Residential Buildings

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Job-Related Resources

  • Jobs 
  • U.S. Department of Labor Do the requirements and benefits provided for in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) apply to you? This online tool will quickly walk you through a handful of options to determine your eligibility as an employee for paid sick leave or paid expanded family and medical leave, or your obligations as an employer to provide paid sick leave or paid expanded family and medical leave.
  • Maryland Department of Labor
    How to apply for Unemployment Insurance
    COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Update
  • 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

  • Civil Justice and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service are providing free one-on-one legal advice and consultation for homeowners facing foreclosure who do not have legal representation. There are no income restrictions.
    Helpline 443-808-0076 Mondays 1:30 pm—6:00 pm, Wednesdays 8:00 am—12:30 pm
  • Civil Justice, Inc. 410-706-0174, Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for help with garnishment of stimulus check, auto fraud and repossession abuse
  • Catholic University of America Community Legal Services 202-319-6788 for help with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, IRS disputes and payment agreements
  • Civil Justice, Inc. 410-706-0174, Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for help with garnishment of stimulus check, auto fraud and repossession abuse
  • Catholic University of America Community Legal Services 202-319-6788 for help with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, IRS disputes and payment agreements
  • Maryland Legal Aid – Montgomery County Office, Legal assistance, including Wills and Powers of Attorney. 240-314-0373
  • Pro Bono Program of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Inc., Wills and Powers of Attorney 301-424-7651
  • Standby Guardianship Project, Inc., help with Standby Guardianship form and family safety planning. Maureen Laurenas 240-773-8260 and Cam Crockett 240-535-5966

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


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:
Washington Gas

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