Circuit Court for Charles County
Seventh Circuit - Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s
• A tent was assembled in front of the Circuit Court for Calvert County courthouse to allow for COVID-19 screening prior to courthouse entry. A Seek Scan Thermal Imaging System was procured to allow for noncontact temperature screening. The initiative reduced COVID-19 exposure at the courthouse, which allowed the court to continue serving the community under the restricted guidelines set by the statewide administrative orders. The tent was installed in June 2020, removed July 2021, and reinstalled in December 2021. • On October 28, Calvert County Adult Drug Court recognized the hard work and determination of six participants with a hybrid graduation ceremony. Judge Mark S. Chandlee, Circuit Court for Calvert County , presided. Graduates and their immediate family members were permitted in the courtroom, while additional guests watched via Zoom. • The Circuit Court for Charles County implemented a “Show Me Something Good” campaign, which provides employees in the clerk’s office an opportunity to participate in a charity monthly. On the last Friday of every month, employees submit a charity of their choosing that is then selected at
random every year for a donation. Over $6,500 has been collected for charity from the dress down campaign with a $2 or more donation per participating employee each month.
Judge Mark S. Chandlee, Circuit Court for Calvert County, and the six Calvert County Adult Drug Court graduates on October 28, 2021.
• The Circuit Court for Calvert County utilized the Calvert County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall for remote courtroom use. This initiative allowed for the continuation of court proceedings while maintaining social distancing in accordance
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