County council cancels meetings, budget to continue

ELKTON — Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic, Cecil County Council work sessions have been cancelled until May 12 — though the first budget hearing will be held on April 7 at 4:30 p.m. with a legislative session to follow at 7 p.m.

Council meetings, including the budget hearing, will be audio and video recorded on the Cecil County government website. Any accommodations should be made through the council office at 410-996-5201 or via email at

The Cecil County Administration Building is closed to the public except by appointment. Residents may call 410-996-5200 to reach the admin building.

Starting Monday, the Cecil County Help Center closed to the general public. Those who are in need of emergency food should call 410-996-0100 for screening and referral. The county reported that breads/sweet will be provided from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the front door of the Help Center.

The state of Maryland has authorized $130 million in loans and grants to go toward operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission-critical cash operating costs.

Cecil Transit continues to operate on a limited service basis, offering transportation for essential needs. The Cross County Connection will run on its fixed route, with additional busses being dispatched if necessary. There is a 10 passenger limit. Starting today, the Glasgow Connection is now operating in a demand response service. The bus will operate from 5:40 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In its report, the county urges passengers that are requesting a trip to do so no less than an hour ahead of pick up time. Fixed rate fares are in effect.

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