Please Help Make Art for New Market Main Street
Add your creativity to a temporary sculpture in front to our New Town Hall

For more information, please click here.

Blood Drive: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Blood Drive this Saturday at Mt Carmel UMC- 9411 Baltimore Road
Our New Market District Lions Club is in need of our local community to volunteer and give blood. Our Lions Club has a blood drive coming up on Saturday, June 13th, from 10 to 3. As stated on their website, the Red Cross is in urgent need of all types of Blood. They are even offering a $5 Amazon Gift Card on their website. There will be strict COVID-19 safety guidelines in place at this blood drive. We are working hard to support their mission. We thank you for participating and making this event possible!

Requirements for Donating Blood: Be at least 17 years old, weight at lest 110 pounds, not have gotten a tattoo within the past year, and, not have donated blood within the past 56 days.

Please see the attached poster for sign-up information. We are hoping that the congregations of New Market and Mt. Carmel are able to participate and give the gift of life.

Thank you,
Lion Mike Grenier

CVS Health COVID Testing

Dear Mayor Burhans:

Building on CVS Health’s commitment to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are excited to announce that we are bringing a new phase in community-based testing in Maryland.

CVS Health will begin offering self-swab tests in your state to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria. Testing will be scheduled online and take place in Maryland at select CVS Pharmacy locations through the pharmacy drive-thru window; no testing will take place in-store. Employees participating in the test collection process will maintain safety using personal protective equipment and follow sanitization protocols after each test.

This is just the beginning. We expect to have up to 1,000 locations across the country offering this service by the end of May, with the goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity.

Below is a list of the locations in Maryland, including those that are located in your area.  Please feel free to communicate this initiative to the community organizations you work with and on your digital media channels. If you would like to utilize our social media toolkit, please do not hesitate to reach out if there are other communications tools we can provide that would be useful.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe during this pandemic and please let me know if you have any questions related to our testing initiative.



Paul Speidell | Senior Director, State Government Affairs, CVS Health
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9881 Mayland Drive, F288, Richmond, VA 23233

  • CVS Pharmacy, 799 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8201 Annapolis Road, New Carrolton, MD 20784
  • CVS Pharmacy, 12215 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • CVS Pharmacy, 12001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • CVS Pharmacy, 7600 SE Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2600 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21076
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5100 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4200 Altamont Place, White Plains, MD 20695
  • CVS Pharmacy, 7809 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • CVS Pharmacy, 9519 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8032 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701
  • CVS Pharmacy, 5414 Rotary Avenue, New Market, MD 21774
  • CVS Pharmacy, 157 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
  • CVS Pharmacy, 4840 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
  • CVS Pharmacy, 6040 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784
  • CVS Pharmacy, 2560 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
  • CVS Pharmacy, 8197 Westside Boulevard, Fulton, MD 20759

Frederick County COVID-19 Update: May 27, 2020



Frederick County Ballots Mailed for June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Ballot

Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

To view the Governor’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, please click here.

Unemployment Insurance Resources

The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance has launched a new unemployment insurance application called the BEACON One-Stop. This new application allows all Marylanders to file all types of claims entirely online, including regular benefits, CARES Act benefits, and individuals who were previously required to file by phone. To directly access the new BEACON One-Stop application, please visit

If you have questions about this new application, please read our BEACON One-Stop FAQs. For help with your username and password, please visit our BEACON One-Stop Username and Password Handbook. For additional information about logging into the application, please read our Login Quick Start Guide.

There are several tutorial videos available to help Marylanders:

If you have technical questions, please email In your email, please make sure to include your full legal name, complete address, phone number, email address, the last four digits of your Social Security number, claimant ID number, and/or a brief description of the issue you are experiencing.

For additional information, please visit

You Are Not Alone: from New Market Community Care Team

Dear Neighbors,
I hope this message finds you safe and well. Right now, we are all experiencing an unprecedented crisis with the spread of COVID-19; and each of us are facing different challenges in our homes and lives. But we are reaching out today to let you know that you need not face them alone. New Market is a close-knit community, full of caring people ready and waiting to help in any way we can. To that end, we have assembled a team of volunteers to offer resources to help others navigate this pandemic in multiple ways:
1) Grocery pick-up and delivery;
2) Prepared meal delivery;
3) Medication pick-up and delivery;
4) Weekly phone or FaceTime check-ins.
If you, or someone you know are in need of assistance—particularly seniors, those who are immunocompromised, or those living alone—or if you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our coordinator Ashly Wright at or call 415-810-2744. As we are just beginning to embark on this ministry, we are working with limited resources. If you would like to contribute to the cause, you can donate to us on the New Market UMC website, and include the line item “New Market Community Care.”
We are also cooperating with the New Market Rotary Club and the New Market Lions Club to meet the needs of our community.
The Grace Episcopal church (5740 Green Valley Rd.) has also set up food donation bins and a food distribution pantry that is available 24/7. The bins and pantry are located under the eave on the left hand of the sanctuary doors. Undistributed food will be donated to another local pantry.
And if you or someone you know are experiencing anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, please don’t hesitate to call the Maryland crisis hotline at 1-800-422-0009. Supportive listening and crisis intervention for children in grade 5 and below is also available at 301-694-8255.
You are not alone. Thank you for reading, and be well!
New Market Community Care Team

June 27, 2020: Bulk Trash Pick-up

April 2, 2020: COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update

5K Fighter Run 2020: Save the Date

Christmas in New Market 2020: Save the Date

Come out to the park and enjoy refreshments and caroling while waiting for Santa to arrive and light New Market’s Town Christmas Tree. Then experience the community’s holiday spirit as you watch New Market’s annual holiday parade down Main Street Saturday morning. Santa will be waiting in Town Hall to visit with the children following the parade. Be sure to check out the annual decorated tree auction, and take home your favorite! Witness the history and beauty of Main Street’s historic homes and visit the shops, decked in their holiday finery. Be sure to place a vote for your favorite in the third annual door decorating contest.

FY 2020 Real Property Tax Rebate

FROM Ordinance 2019-02: SECTION III: BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that any real property owner who reaches the age of 65 during the 2019-2020 fiscal year is eligible for a $100 tax refund. This refund will be calculated according pro-rated period of property ownership during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. This refund applies to only one owner per property. Refund will only be disbursed to the property owners as certified by the State Department of Assessments & Taxation. Refund will be disbursed in the name of all property owners of qualified properties regardless of age. This refund is not limited to the number of properties owned. All taxes must be paid in full before tax refund disbursed. Corporately held and partnership properties do not qualify for refund.

Please print and complete the 65+ Tax Rebate form and mail or drop off at Town Hall: 40 South Alley, PO Box 27, New Market, MD 21774-0027


 Interested in Volunteering?

We’re looking to develop a talent bank of volunteers that we can draw from when there are openings on the various boards or commissions. If you are interested, please stop our office for an volunteer application form or click here.


Frederick County Emergency Notification System

Frederick County has an emergency notification system. You may sign up for alerts on Severe Weather Alerts, Governmental Notices, General Announcements, and Law Enforcement Advisories. The service is free of charge. To register click here.