On August 2nd the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services announced the following:


The Department of Community Resources and Services counts the safety and health of all of our community members as its top priority. We continue to monitor rates of infection and hospitalization associated with the coronavirus Delta Variant. Out of an abundance of caution and care for the health of our clients and team members, effective today, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, and until further notice, all employees and visitors to DCRS facilities are required to wear masks while on the premises.

Currently, regardless of vaccination status, the use of masks is highly encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control to mitigate the spread of covid-19 and its variants within indoor settings and high-traffic areas.

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Yesterday County Executive Calvin Ball announced Howard County Government buildings are now fully reopened to the public (Read More Here). In that announcement:

Face coverings should be worn by anyone who is not vaccinated, and six-foot physical distancing is still encouraged. All employees and visitors should feel comfortable wearing a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Some County buildings and facilities, such as the 50+ Centers or Detention Center, may have stronger requirements for employees and visitors based on their specific use.


The nine offices of the Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) address the needs of multiple generations, tailor services to different cultural values, and promote full inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to ensure that Howard County residents have the resources they need to grow, thrive, and live with dignity.

The Department of Community Resources and Services nine offices include: the Office of Children and Families; Office of Consumer Protection; Office on Aging and Independence; Office of Veterans and Military Families; Office of Community Partnerships; Office of Local Children’s Board; Office on Human Trafficking Prevention; Office on Disability Services; and the Office of ADA Coordination.

Learn more about the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) here:

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