May 17, 2022

SMCM Scientists to Host Virtual Public Health Panel


Join the The Center for the Study of Democracy as it presents a virtual panel June 24 featuring St. Mary’s College of Maryland scientists on the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group and the St. Mary’s County Health Department to discuss public health issues including COVID-19.

Message From DNR: Give Turtles a Brake!


Wild turtles are on the move as they head to their breeding and nesting sites. Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds drivers to be cautious and give turtles a “brake.”

June 23 COVID Testing Set in Lex Park

COVID Testing

The St. Mary’s County Health Department in partnership with the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad will offer COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9 am to 5 pm while supplies last.

Composting & Septic Tanks Are Webinar Topics


The Maryland Sea Grant, through the offices of the University of Maryland Extension, will host webinars on backyard composting and septic tanks in June.

Water Taxi Rides to St. Clement’s Island Resume

Water Taxi

The St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi, the only publicly accessible boat transportation from St. Clement’s Island Museum to St. Clement’s Island State Park, will restart public cruises.

Pilot Project Will Monitor COVID-19 in Wastewater

Pilot Project Will Monitor COVID-19 in Wastewater

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, St. Mary’s County Health Department, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland have partnered on a pilot project to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in local wastewater.

Project Graduation Funds to Buy Computers

Since Project Graduation was canceled, the remaining funds budgeted for the 2020 events will be redirected to the St. Mary’s County Public Schools for the purchase of 315 laptop computers for students.

Video Will Highlight Previous Flag Day Events

Flag Day

The 2020 St. Mary’s County Flag Day festivities will be presented as a retrospective video to be aired on county government’s Channel 95 and the YouTube Channel on Sunday, June 14.

STS Buses Return to Regular Schedule

STS county buses

Effective Monday, June 15, St. Mary’s Transit System regular bus service will resume Monday through Friday, extending some routes to 9 pm.

Library Outlines Reopening Plans


The St. Mary’s County Library has announced its Phase 1 reopening plans. The book drops at all three library locations — Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown, and Lexington Park — will be opened to receive checked out materials June 17. All three locations will start curbside pickup of reserved materials June 22.