Posted on November 18, 2020
Effective Monday, November 23, 2020
(November 18, 2020) Berlin, Md. – As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the Town of Berlin is taking additional steps to protect the health and safety of employees, residents, visitors, and the business community. With consultation of the Council, Town Administrator, Town Attorney, and Police Chief, Mayor Zack Tyndall has enacted the following that will go into effect on Monday, November 23, 2020:
- All Town of Berlin government buildings will be closed to the public. This includes but is not limited to Town Hall, Planning and Zoning, and the Visitor’s Center.
- Town employees will begin working modified schedules to protect their safety and ensure that the local government’s work can continue.
- All Mayor and Council Meetings will be closed to the public and streamed live on Facebook until preparations can be made for the Mayor and Council to meet entirely online.
- All Boards and Commission meetings will be canceled until preparations can be made to meet entirely online.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Town of Berlin is preparing for an increase in visitors to the downtown Main Street area. Although traditional town events, like the tree lighting and Christmas Parade, have been canceled, the small businesses throughout town remain open. After consultation and unanimous support from the Council, Mayor Zack Tyndall has issued a Civil Emergency Declaration requiring face coverings in the B-1 Town Center District on Friday, November 27, 2020 and Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 9AM-10PM and Friday, December 11, 2020 from 4PM-9PM.
For more information about the Town of Berlin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact Mayor Zack Tyndall at 410-641-3858.