How to Stay Safe and Support Downtown Frederick Businesses
The safety of Downtown Frederick’s residents, workers and visitors is of the utmost importance to Downtown Frederick Partnership. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.
For a list of Downtown Frederick Partnership’s spring events impacted by COVID-19, visit downtownfrederick.org/blog. For a list of resources that are available to small businesses located in Downtown Frederick, visit downtownfrederick.org/resources.
During this time of adjustments in social events, work schedules and travel, we encourage you to remember our many small businesses in Downtown Frederick and throughout our community and to continue supporting them even if you cannot visit them physically.
Many Downtown Frederick restaurants and essential businesses remain open, and are taking extra steps to ensure their spaces are clean and safe for customers. Follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public spaces. As of Monday, March 23 all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close to the public, though they may continue to offer online and phone sales for shipment to home.
There are many ways that you can continue to support our small and local businesses during this time:
- Shop local online. See below for a list of downtown retailers with online stores who can ship directly to your home.
- If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards to spend later. See below for a list of downtown retailers and restaurants that sell gift cards online.
- For restaurants, order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in. See below for a list of downtown restaurants that offer delivery and takeout.
- If you typically order wholesale products with local retailers later in the year, place your orders now.
- Tune in for online classes, activities, gatherings, etc. being offered by local businesses. See below for a list of downtown locations offering online content.
- Share this post and information widely so others know how to help.
First and foremost, prioritize and take all health and safety precautions for yourself and others in our community. Our community health as a whole depends on working together, and our small businesses are the lifeblood of the Downtown Frederick economy. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures.
The lists below are being updated on an ongoing basis. We are working with our downtown businesses to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible. Check back often. Click on each category description to expand the list below.