The information on infoMontgomery regarding hours of operations may not reflect closures and schedule modifications as a result of COVID-19. Visitors are encouraged to first call the organization to check on their office hours as well as any required precautions that need to be taken related to COVID-19.This page will be updated regularly, please send any resources, corrections or updates relating to Montgomery County to firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents can find the latest information from Montgomery County regarding the COVID-19 here
Information on Covid vaccines can be found here
Information on County government service closures and schedule modifications are being updated HERE
Montgomery County Testing Facilities for Covid-19 can be found here If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Public Health Services, Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Testing Help Line at 240-777-1755. The COVID-19 Help Line is open 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.here.
Meal Service information for all MCPS Students can be found here.
RentGovernor Hogan has issued an emergency order that prohibits Maryland courts from ordering the eviction of any tenant who can show that their failure to pay rent was the results of COVID-19—for example, because of lost or reduced unemployment, or needing to care for a school-aged child—or because they are diagnosed with, or under investigation for, COVID-19. Rental Assistance and information for tenants on the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act from the Department of Housing and Community Affairs. You can find agencies that help with Housing Expense Assistance on infoMONTGOMERY For those experiencing financial hardship, you can seek support through the County, read this release for more information: Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs Provides Information and Support to Renters During Health Crisis
Utilities and Material GoodsGovernor Hogan has issued an emergency order that prohibits electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV, and internet service provider companies from shutting off any residential customer’s service, or charging any residential late fees. You can find agencies that help with utility expenses on infoMontgomery The Gilchrist Center continues to connect Montgomery County residents with available resources by phone: 240-777-4940 (In English or Spanish, or other languages via interpreter) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Providers seeking resources for their clients can access lists of Food Resources, Health Care Resources, and Rent and Bill Assistance here: Montgomery Energy Connection offers these resources for those needing assistance paying their utility bills, including utility grants and shut-off prevention to eligible households.
Internet AccessLow-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. To sign up, applicants can visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. Ten Montgomery County Public Libraries Offer Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi
Food Access (+/-)
Montgomery County Food Resources / Recursos AlimenticiosFor food assistance, please call the Food Access Call Center at 311. 240-777-0311 Para asistencia alimentaria, llame al Centro de Llamadas de Acceso a los Alimentos al 311. Select this link to find resources in multiple languages.
Manna FoodManna is temporarily waiving income requirements to provide food to any Montgomery County resident impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to serve our neighbors who are food insecure during these uncertain times. Select this link to see Manna’s latest response.
MoCo Food CouncilThe MocCo Food Council has collected information about food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Select this link for the latest on COVID-19: Local Food System Resources
Capital Area Food BankThe Capital Area Food Bank will continue to serve our neighbors who are food insecure during these uncertain times. Select this link for CAFB response and resources, updated daily at noon
Serving Meals to Seniors During COVID-19DHHS and MCR, along with the Jewish Council for the Aging, began making frozen meal packs available to seniors through the County’s Senior Nutrition Program on March 18. Partners and volunteers are operating “grab and go” locations and are making a limited number of home deliveries to the County’s senior population. To register for the meal program contact the Senior Center nearest you. The list can be found here
Primary Care CoalitionCOVID-19 General Information: from Primary Care Coalition and Montgomery Cares
InsuranceThe Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Is Establishing A Special Enrollment Period Through Maryland Health Connection Specifically For The Coronavirus. Learn More
TestingIf you think you are ill and need medical care, you should seek medical attention. Call ahead before going so the provider can take precautions when you arrive. Testing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) change frequently. Please visit their site for updates on their guidance about who should be tested. Testing FAQ’s If you would like to speak with a nurse please call 240-777-1755. Community Clinics in the County can be found here. Please call for an appointment
Medicaid in MarylandMedicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Maryland. These programs provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. Even if your child has been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage now. See this website for more information and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Medicaid site for information on the COVID-19 response including telehealth coverage.
Housing Resources & Homelessness (+/-)
Montgomery County Coalition for the HomelessIf you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 240-907-2688 or contact the appropriate county office listed here: In Crisis?(English) ¿Está en crisis? (Spanish) Vous êtes en situation de crise? (French) 위기에 처해 있습니 (Korean) 까? በችግር ላይ ነዎትን? (Amharic) Homeless Information Line: tel:240.907.2688. Trained specialists available 24/7 to Provide information on County homeless services and shelter resources
Stepping Stones ShelterResources for Families and Single Individuals Who Are Now Or Are About To Be Homeless. You can find resource links and fact sheets about homelessness.
Coronavirus and HomelessnessResources from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, this post will be updated as additional resources become available. .
JCA Senior HelpLineProviding Resources for Seniors
Senior Nutrition ResourcesGrocery and Meals information for Seniors
Senior Call Check ProgramThe Maryland Department of Aging is issuing additional information on the Senior Call Check program as a free resource to MD residents over 65+ and recommending all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open M-F 8 am-5 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm. During these hours, seniors can call toll-free 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) and register. Registration is also available online at aging.maryland.gov
Helping the Community (+/-)
The Volunteer Center of Montgomery Countyhas put together resources for those that would like to volunteer during this crisis. Visit their website for opportunities or to post opportunities
DonationsThe COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives. This unprecedented health challenge has brought out the best in our community. Individuals and organizations that want to help can find a list of donation opportunities or email Donations@montgonerycountymd.gov.
MD Department of LaborIf you are laid off temporarily due to a business shutdown as a result of COVID-19, the Division of Unemployment Insurance recommends that you file a claim for unemployment insurance. Learn more from the Maryland Department of Labor. – Waiting times have been waived.
Division of Unemployment Insurance/NetClaimsThe Division of Unemployment Insurance’s website and call centers are currently experiencing an unprecedented volume of users due to COVID-19. We strongly encourage you to utilize our online NetClaims application to file your claim. This online application is available 24/7, but we are strongly encouraging Marylanders to file during non-peak hours, like early in the morning and late in the evening (8:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.), for faster processing speeds. Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, our Claims Centers telephone lines will be further extended and open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. To contact a Claim Center, call 410-949-0022
Worksource MontgomeryDuring the COVID-19 public health crisis, WSM is here to support our customers with their ever-evolving needs. This page offers helpful information and links for both job seekers and employers. Check back often as information will be updated and added regularly.
Maryland Nonprofits’ Maryland Specific ResourcesNonprofits are critical players in communities responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and the related affects of major disruptions to daily life. Visit this page for up-to-date information for nonprofits to address all aspects of the crisis on their own organizations, staff and volunteers, meeting the needs of their communities, and adapting day to day.
Nonprofit Montgomery’s Covid-19 ResponseCOVID-19 Response – Updates and Resources for Nonprofits in Montgomery County Information for Maryland Small Businesses
COVID-19 Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for BusinessGovernor Hogan announced new COVID-19 business relief programs on March 23. These resources are available through the Department of Commerce. Due to unprecedented volumes of claims, the Department of Labor has updated the process for applying for benefits. Please visit Labor’s Unemployment homepage for additional details.
Persons with Disabilities/Serious Health Conditions (+/-)
Disability ServicesMontgomery County’s Aging and Disability Resource Unit provides personalized hands on assistance, referrals to services and specific information to seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers over the phone. Call 240-777-3000
National Disability Institute (NDI)Resources and assistance to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis.
CaringMatters Caregivers Support and Bereavement GroupsGrief and Caregiving supports during Covid-19
Childcare, Children and Youth (+/-)
State-funded Child Care for Essential PersonnelDesignated essential personnel may find child care programs using LOCATE: Child Care, a free service available by phone Monday – Friday at 877-261-0060 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Specialized services for parents of children with special needs, as well as Spanish language, are also available on these platforms.
Montgomery County Public SchoolsMCPS offers this page for Coronavirus Information and this page for Continuity of Learning Meals and Backpack Snack locations can be found here
TransportationPlease travel for essential purposes only. You can find Transportation Changes, Updates and Resources for COVID-19 Montgomery County Department of Transportation. and WMATA’s Metro and Covid-19: Steps we’ve taken.
Gilchrist CenterThe Gilchrist Center continues to connect Montgomery County residents with available resources by phone: 240-777-4940 (In English or Spanish, or other languages via interpreter)
Casa de MarylandThe impact of COVID-19 is something we are all feeling, and we at CASA are doing what we can to both reduce the risk of infection and provide immediate support to our communities across the region. COVID-19 helpful information. CASA now has a health hotline. Call 301-270-8432 English and Spanish; 301-270-1318 English and French
Chinese Cultural Community Service CenterHotline in Chinese- 301-798-6001. The Chinese Cultural Center also provides delivery and transportation to essential medical services.
Vietnamese American Services
- Please call the Hotline at 301-646-5852 to reach us for distance services. VAS is committed to serving the our community.
- Check our Facebook page for Daily Updates on COVID-19
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy(MCAEL):MCAEL coordinates all classes for adults who want to learn English. Class providers can visit our site as well as those looking for classes at our Class Directory page
COVID-19: Resources for Immigrants from State Senator Will Smith
Behavioral Health Services (+/-)
EverymindEverymind has compiled a collection of resources that support mental health and well being from trusted organizations to help navigate these difficult times. Call or text 24 hours a day: 301.738.2255 or CHAT through this link.
NAMI Montgomery CountyThe NAMI MC Program Office is working remotely. Our Helpline is still operating during our normal hours. (301) 949-5852 NAMI Montgomery County Programs follow Montgomery County Public Schools closing decisions. NAMI MC Support Groups and Classes will meet online via Zoom..
Montgomery County Crisis CenterThe Crisis Center provides free crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. Call 240-777-4000
Get Help: National Domestic Violence HotlineYour safety is our priority, so all phone calls and chats are completely confidential. Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
Montgomery County Family Justice CenterThe Family Justice Center is open and continuing to operate under normal business hours. 240 773-0444
JCADADuring the COVID-19 quarantine, we are continuing to see clients for legal, advocacy and clinical services. Please call our helpline at 877-88-JCADA or email email@example.com if you or a friend need help. Please use these resources in the meantime.
Domestic Violence Prevention ProgramsPlease see this link for information on Crisis Shelters and this link for Family Violence Prevention programs.
Office of Consumer ProtectionMontgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection has collected some useful resources for many consumer questions and issues related to COVID-19. Check back as this page will be updated as more consumer alerts become available
City and Community Compiled Resource Lists(+/-)
City of Gaithersburg Information and Resources
City of Rockville Information and Resources
City of Takoma Park Information and Resources
COVID-19 Resources for Our Community from
COVID-19 Constituents Resources Toolkit
Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center COVID-19 Information and Resources
Montgomery County DHHS COVID-19: Community Resources
MCPS Division of Pupil Personnel and Attendance Services (DPPAS) Resource Chart
Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs: Resources for Veterans See also this Press Release
Recent News: COVID-19 Responses – (See All)Presented here are articles related to COVID-19 Responses
- Montgomery County Food Council’s Online Food Assistance Resource Directory
- Getting a COVID-19 updated booster shot
- How Do I Get a COVID-19 Test in Montgomery County?
- Excel Beyond The Bell Announces our Spring 2022 Schedule!
- COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 to 11 Year Olds
- Coming Soon! COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 to 11 Year Old
- Daytime, Evening, and Weekend Vaccination Clinics
- Covid -19 Vaccine information for Maryland
- Funding Available to Help Cover the Cost of Renting County Facilities for Youth Sports that Primarily Service Low-Income Youth
- Ten Montgomery County Public Libraries Offer Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi