Dear Friends and Neighbors

After a very difficult year, the time has come to start looking ahead as we slowly but surely move beyond the worst of the pandemic. At the City, we have been planning for re-opening and recovery for some time. A critical turning point came last week, with Governor Hogan announcing the easing of state coronavirus restrictions from Friday, March 12th. For some these changes will feel like too much, for others not enough, so in this newsletter, I want to outline how we see things unfolding locally.

I also want to let you know about other work that we’ve progressed on community park and water access projects that provide opportunities to get outdoors safely – something that’s become even more vital to our mental and physical wellbeing over the past year, and something, I believe, will also play a helpful and practical role in our recovery.