Status Updates for Local Businesses

Please note that "non-essential" businesses are now closed. For guidance on what "nonessential" businesses are, click here. With information changing by the hour, the best thing is probably to call the business.

The Charles County Economic Development Department has established this page to provide status updates from our local businesses during this national pandemic, COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Many of our businesses can offer options to order online, provide services remotely, and in the case of restaurants, offer carry-out meals. We plan to make frequent updates to this page. If you are a Charles County business, please email Jennifer at reginalj@meetcharlescounty.com and "cc" Marcia at keethm@meetcharlescounty.com with the following information: Business Name, Website, Operating Status, and What Customers Need to Know (just a couple sentences).

Operating Statuses for La Plata Restaurants
This list was provided by the Town of La Plata and has all the info you need for restaurants there.

SoMD Restaurants and Bars Offering Drive-thru/Delivery/Carry-out
This list is maintained by The Southern Maryland Chronicle. If you're a restaurant owner, contact them to be added.

Charles County Farmers: Operating Statuses and Information
This is a list of local farms operating to provide the community with farm store hours, pick-up appointments, or other opportunities to access farm-fresh produce and goods. Although we will try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, most of these local farm pages are frequently posting with new information and offerings. 

Charles County Public Library
All branches are currently closed until March 28, 2020. Patrons can still access a lot of information while at home. The library has unlimited access 24/7 through their website to eBooks, eMovies, eMagazines, comics, movies, TV, research databases, and more for all ages.Visit https://www.ccplonline.org/read-watch-listen/downloads/ for more information about their digital resources. Phone: 301.934.9001

 

BRYANS ROAD/INDIAN HEAD

Bodi`Oasis Wellness Spa
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They have limited, by appointment only hours. Hair and Facial services are by appointment only with a 15% Discount.  They are limiting to only 2-3 clients on site at a time. Clients with cold/flu like symptoms or who have traveled are asked to kindly book an appointment 14 days out.  They are not offering full spa services at this time. They fully practice state board and beyond sanitation and disinfecting after each client.  Check their Facebook page for updates.
Contact: 301-818-1997

 

Clarity Coffee House
Operating Status: Carry-out only, reduced hours
What Customers Need to Know: New hours are 8 am to 2 pm,Tuesday-Friday, and 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Contact: (240) 377-8190


High Noon Southern Cuisine
Operating Status:
Carry-out only
What Customers Need to Know:
 They are open 11 am to 6 pm. Check their Facebook page for updates and daily menus.
Contact: (240) 903-2306

 

OBO Pizza
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Take out and delivery only
Contact: 301-710-5446 


Texxturx Salon

Operating Status: Closed
Contact: (301) 375-7200

 

COBB NECK/NEWBURG

A.G. Hungerford & Son, Inc, True Value Hardware & Masonry Supplies
Operating Status: Normal hours, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday thru Saturday
What Customers Need to Know: Follow them on Facebook for changes to operating hours and updates on available products.
Contact: 301-259-2540

 

Captain Charles Seafood House and Ship’s Store

Operating Status:  Restaurant open for carry out and delivery; ship’s store open

What Customers Need to Know:  Delivery from Swan Point to Cobb Island, plus carry out; Ship’s Store open.

Contact:  301-259-0300 (restaurant); 301-259-2221 (store)

 

Captain John’s Crab House and Marina

Operating Status:  Restaurant open for carry out and limited delivery; marina store open.

What Customers Need to Know: Currently open daily; see website for hours.  Delivery is available from Swan Point to Cobb Island.  The marina store has some basic necessities as well as seafood carry out.

Contact:  301-259-2315

 

Cobb Island Market

Operating Status:  Open

What Customers Need to Know: Hours are 8 am.– 8 pm.

Contact:  301-259-2465

 

Ledo Pizza at the Rivah at Cobb Island

Operating Status:  Open for carry out

What Customers Need to Know:  4 p.m – 9 p.m Wednesday – Friday; 12 noon – 9 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday. 

Contact:  301-259-2879 to place an order

 

Ole McDonnell Country Store

Operating Status:  Open

What Customers Need to Know: Full-service deli; carry out for subs, sandwiches, deli salads, sides, lunch meats, fried Chicken and pizzas.

Contact: 301-259-0188

 

Scuttlebutts

Operating Status:  Open for carry out

open for take out.  Hours daily 11-8

What Customers Need to Know:  open daily, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact:  240-233-3113

 

LA PLATA/PORT TOBACCO/HUGHESVILLE

Accountable Solutions
Operating Status:
Adjusted operations
What Customers Need to Know:
They are continuing to support their clients, but their office is closed to the public, and on-site staff is limited to address the social distancing.  They encourage clients to use their secure Client Center, email, phone or to schedule virtual meetings with them through Zoom.
Contact: amy@accountablesolutionsinc.com 
or 301.392.0677

 

Brennco Electrical Service, Inc.
Operating Status:
 Open
What Customers Need to Know:  They service commercial buildings for electrical needs.
Contact: 
1-844-438-2400 or tbrenner@brenncoelectric.com

La Plata Ace Hardware
Operating Status:
 Open
What Customers Need to Know: 
Currently operating normal hours.  Offering online ordering with ship to home, pick up in store, or pick up curbside at store.  Call the store with any questions. Follow them on Facebook for changes to operating hours and updates on available products.
Contact: 301-934-3200

 

Apple Spice Junction
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know:
Adjusted hours are: 
9-3 M-F, 10-3 Saturday, and Closed Sunday. They are able to deliver lunch boxes or full meals from their catering menu to either homes or businesses.  

Contact: (301)-934-0034

 

Askey, Askey & Associates
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Effective Friday, March 20, 2020 as of 5:00 p.m., we will be closing our office to public traffic for a two week period, after which we will reassess the Coronavirus (COVID19) situation.  During this period, we are asking our clients to provide their tax documents either electronically through the client portals on our website, or by mailing them to our office in Leonardtown or La Plata, MD.  If you have any questions, please call our office.  We are still reachable through email and phone.  Thank you.
Contact: (301) 934-5780

 

BJ Promotions
Operating Status: Open but limited access.
What Customers Need to Know: They are open, but limiting access to their offices. All business that can be
done by email or phone should be. If a customer must come in to pick up or drop off something, they will
schedule a time for them to come in when they will be the only one in the office besides a staff member.
Contact: 301-934-4974 or bobby@bjpromotions.com; Bobby's cell is 240-346-5235.

 

Breathe Pilates Place
Operating Status:  Open for Virtual Classes, Closed for In-person training/classes
What Customers Need to Know: Breathe is offering up to 5 movement classes per day. Virtual Classes are offered through Zoom web-conferencing. Buy a gift certificate for a future class or join a virtual class to support us during the shutdown.
Contact: www.breathepilatesfit.com

Bollywood Masala

Operating Status: Closed
What Customers Need to Know: Temporarily closed.
Contact: (240) 461-9900

 

Charles Street Bakery
Operating Status: Drive-thru service only
What Customers Need to Know: Call them and pull up in the alley or in front of the bakery to pick up your order. They have gift cards available for purchase to use at a later date.
Contact: 301-392-6344

 

Creighton Insurance & Investments
Operating
Status: Open via phone and email
What Customers Need to Know: They are open for business via phone and email. Payments or correspondence via mail slot. They are not permitting clients or the public in the agency. Hours are 10 to 4 until further notice.  They are minimally staffed to alternate days, which will promote social distancing.
Contact:  Rochelle Creighton-Tompa,  creighr@nationwide.com or Felicia Drury Bowling, bowlif3@nationwide.com.  Phone is 301-392-6221.

eMed Medical Supply
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They are prepared to provide drive through service to anyone that calls ahead.

Contact: (240)349-2129 or order@emedsupply.com

 

Island Music
Operating Status: Closed
What Customers Need to Know:  Remote lessons and gift cards available online.
Contact: 301-392-3960 or islandmusicco@yahoo.com 

 

Just Tech
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Employees have been sent guidance for office conduct and guidelines for IT and Xerox on-site visits, including hand washing/sanitizing, practicing social distancing, and following clients' guidelines that may include performing a medical evaluation and temperature check before entry.  They have several solutions to support businesses remotely and can meet with clients in person or remotely via WebEx. Just Tech can remotely install new devices, like a new printer, remotely and provide training videos via YouTube.
Contact: info@justtech.com


Panera Bread-La Plata
Operating Status: Carry-out only
What Customers Need to Know: They are only open for carry-out orders. Either walk in, call, or use their online ordering system called Rapid PickUp.
Contact: (301) 934-8204

 

Rocket Balance
Operating Status: Open by appointment
What Customers Need to Know: They are continuing to accept appointments for hearing and balance services.  Patients who may be symptomatic or have recently traveled are asked to book appointments at least 2 weeks out to allow for recovery.  Exam rooms are fully cleaned and disinfected following each patient visit to ensure safety for all.
Contact: 410-696-3669

 

Shop 53 Tattoo & Art Studio
Operating Status: Online only
What Customers Need to Know: Online you can purchase gift cards, one of a kind t-shirts, browse their art gallery, and see portfolios of artists.
Contact: www.shannonwang.com or www.shop53tattoostudio.com

 

Wild Birds Unlimited of La Plata
Operating Status:  Open
What Customers Need to Know: Open Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm and Sun 10 am - 5 pm; Offering in store shopping or online ordering with delivery or curbside delivery. Their shopping website is www.mywbu.com/laplata
Contact:  301-934-1444 or WBULaPlata@gmail.com

 

WJM Success Solutions, Inc.
Operating Status: Open
Contact: (301) 399-1962 and/or WMakell@WJMSuccessSolutions.com

 

WALDORF

AAA Mid Atlantic Insurance

Operating Status:  Open

What Customers Need to Know: Hours are 8 am.– 5 pm; Monday – Saturday restricted hours; Face-to-face services- ONLY Car Care and with strict appointment only. Majority of series can be done online

Contact:  301-909-9519

 

ABC Fitness Connection
Operating Status:
Online only
What Customers Need to Know: 
Business closed, but offering services virtually and at the home of current clients.
Contact:  
(301) 645-0ABC (0222) or info@abcfitconnect.com

 

A.F. Szabo Insurance Agency
Operating Status:
Virtual office
What Customers Need to Know: 
They are open and operating as a virtual office. All transactions can be done online or over phone.
Contact:
 301-645-8545 ext.4

 

Aflac-Tamala Jones

Operating Status: Open for business 7 days a week (8 am-7:30 pm).

What Customers Need to Know:  They are still writing policies and coverages for businesses and the best way to reach her is through the email she provided above, and her cell number as shown below
Contact: 202-270-1507 or (tamala_jones@us.aflaac.com)

 

Balancelogic
Operation Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know:
They
 are able to help all businesses to work remotely. They have several options and tools for businesses to be able to work from home, whether it is taking your business calls at home, remotely connecting to your computers and servers at your office, or ways to improve or enhance your online presence in order to continue to serve your customers. They are heavily discounting their rates on all services to assist with small businesses during this challenging time.
Contact: 
bcampbell@balancelogic.com or 301-396-8455

 

Berean Employment Screening
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm, or call to schedule appointment for fingerprints. They offer web-based online and secure business background checks, Maryland and Federal FBI Live Scan fingerprinting, drug testing, employment assessments and tenant screening for property managers.
Contact: 
Mr. Joel Hill at 301-453-6500

 

BES & Associates, Inc

Operating Status:  Open- Virtually until further notice: Monday – Friday: 24/7
What Customers Need to Know: 99.9% of series can be done online on their website. If not, call or email them.
Contact:  301-870-7300 or billie.s@BEinsurance.com 

 

Big Ben's Towing & Recovery
Operating Status:
Open 24 hrs
What Customers Need to Know:
Operating 24 hrs, for Roadside Service,Towing Service, Private Impound, and Repossession.
Contact: 
(301)885-2444 

 

Carrie Polk Insurance
Operating Status:  Open: Monday -Fridays from 9 am-5 pm
What Customers Need to Know:  Restricted to only drop off payments using slot at the door. No face-to-face services. Majority of series can be done online on their website.
Contact:  301-932-4888

 

Carter-Lambert Divisions
Operating Status: Open
Contact: 202-409-8600 (cell) or 240-585-5853 (office)

 

Center for Abused Persons
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: 
Crisis Hotline open for calls 24/7. All counseling will be done via telephone.  Face to face court and hospital outreach are suspended.  All contacts will be made via telephone.No in-person community education or professional training sessions are being conducted right now.
Contact: 
24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 301-645-3336.  Email caphotline@gmail.com

Chick-fil-A Waldorf
Operating Status: Drive-thru and Mobile Curbside Delivery
What Customers Need to Know: They are open for serving in drive-thru, mobile curbside, catering, and delivery.
Contact: 
Beth Anne Lower, Director of Marketing & Catering Sales, Cell: 240-682-5192; marketing@cfawaldorf.com


Creative Memories Learning Day Care
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They have increased the frequency of their cleaning assignments and practice hand washing with all the children and staff. Hand sanitizer is at the front entrance,.
Contact: Cheryl Hunt at Cheryl.Hunt92@gmail.com or 410-725-7724

 

Crown Trophy/Royal Jester Apparel
Operating Status:
Open

What Customers Need to Know: 
Hours are M-F: 10 am – 6 pm, Sat: 10 am – 2 pm. Other times by appointment. Their showroom is open during these times, but they’re asking customers to communicate with them as much as possible via phone and email and only come into the showroom when necessary.
Contact: Brian at brian@crownwaldorf.com 

Empire Graphics, Signs, and Lighting
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: 
If you are picking up an order, stay in your vehicle and call us to pay your balance with a credit card, and we will bring your order out to you. If you are dropping off a vehicle, please leave it in a parking spot behind our building, put your keys in the drop box attached to our shed, then call us to let us know you’ve dropped it off. We are taking sanitizing precautions when handling your vehicles and products, and we ask for the same in return.
Contact: 301-893-2700 or Greg.empiregraphics@gmail.com

Gardiner Outdoors Products Corporation
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They can still pick up and service equipment and the store is open for purchases. Can do curbside pickup if required.
Contact: 301-893-5775 or sales@gopc.us 

 

Grille No. 13
Operating Status:
Closed
Contact:
301-645-2983

 

Heritage Printing & Graphics
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Heritage Printing & Graphics is considered an essential business by the local, state and federal government and we will remain OPEN, to support your needs during this time. 
Contact: 202.609.9761

 

InnerSourced Solutions
Operating Status: Online only
What Customers Need to Know: They will continue to provide mental health services through secure video conferencing through March 31. If you have a computer or a Smart Phone, you can receive counseling from the comfort and safety of your home.  Please call during normal business hours to access services. Medicaid welcome. 
Contact: 240-207-4513  or via email at info@innersourcedsolutuions 

 

KNC Marketing

Operating Status:  Closed to public, working remotely
What Customers Need to Know: We are taking orders, we are limited staff working remotely , production is 3-4 weeks.
Contact: Can be reached via website, phone 301.843.1896 and email sales@knc.com.  Someone is monitoring M-F 8.30 am-5 pm. Can order online 24/7.

 

Lefty’s Barbecue

Operating Status:  Open

What Customers Need to Know: Hours are Wednesday – Sunday open from 11 am to 6 pm; closed Mondays and Tuesdays: Open for carry-outs, online orders, delivery, and curbside orders only. Limits to 10 people inside at a time for carry-out customers.

Contact:  301-638-3813

 

Mid-Atlantic Skin Surgery Institute
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They will continue seeing patients in all three locations. Any patient scheduled that has traveled out of the country or has a fever is asked to contact their office and reschedule their appointment to a later date. All locations are taking extra precautions to protect the public and staff. Full information can be found on their website.
Contact: 
Shannon McClanahan at smcclanahan@midatlanticskin.com or 301-396-3401 ext. 30

 

Middleton Hall
Operating Status:
Open
What Customers Need to Know: 
Open 7 days a week with carry-out services only.
Contact: 301-870-1000 or staff@middletonhall.com

 

OBO Pizza 
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Take out and delivery only
Contact: 301-710-5444 

 

ProFlex Physical Therapy
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Hours are: 
M/W:  6:00 am - 8:00 pm, T/Th:  6:00 am - 8:30 pm, Friday:  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact:  (301) 870-7366 or waldorf@proflexpt.com


Scary Strokes
Operating Status: Closed
What Customers Need to Know: They will reopen as soon as possible based on the safe operation of their facility. Future parties can still be booked online on their website.
Contact: Doug Roth at droth@scarystrokes.com

 

Shavano Intelligence Systems
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They provide consulting services to business, industry, and government and will remain open during the crisis.
Contact: info@shavanointelligencesystems or 240-528-2074

 

Silver Diner
Operating Status: Carry-out, Curbside Pickup, Delivery
What Customers Need to Know: All locations open for cashless carryout or delivery 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Menu features 50 of Silver Diner’s most popular items. For locations, menus and ordering, visit silverdiner.com.
Contact: (301) 645-1224

 

Signarama Waldorf
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm.
Contact: 301-870-0299 or sarwaldmd@verizon.net

 

St. Charles Towne Center
Operating Status: Closed until March 29
What Customers Need to Know: Simon Property Group press release

 

TDM Restoration Services
Operating Status: Open (24/7)
What Customers Need to Know: Servicing emergency water losses and fire damage.  COVID-19 cleaning for commercial and residential properties.
Contact: (301) 542-7922 or e-mail tdm-restoration@tdmrestoration.net  for service.

Tinder Box
Operating Status: Open
Contact: 
301-374-9100

 

Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
Operating Status: Closed
What Customers Need to Know: Staff are providing counseling and other services through telehealth portals.
Contact:  info@tcysb.org, or call the 24-hour service line at 301-645-1837.

 

Waldorf Jaycees

Operating Status:   Closed until April 30, 2020 

What Customers Need to Know:  All Bingo and Catering functions are cancelled.

Contact:   waldorfjcs@comcast.net , 301-843-2233


Washington Accounting Services

Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: They encourage their clients to use their Secure Firm Portal and schedule a phone appointment in lieu of a live visit.
Contact: 301-396-4223 or info@washingtonacct.com

 

WHITE PLAINS

BB&T Bank
Operating Status: Lobby Open by appointment only.  Drive through open
What Customers Need to Know:  Lobby open by appointment only.  Drive through open.
Contact: 301-539-4100 or Desirae.williams@bbandt.com

 

Family First Psychotherapy Services LLC
Operating Status: Videoconferencing only.
What Customers Need to Know: Videoconferencing is their platform until further notice.
Contact: nicole@familyfirstpsych.com or (301) 710-2403 

 

Joan Hackett Insurance Agency
Operating Status: Working remotely
What Customers Need to Know: Available with 24 hour Service.
Contact: (301) 934-8288

 

Quality Printers
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: Printing and distribution services are available.  All designers are teleworking
Contact: 301-349-2953 and jnamyst@qualprint.com

 

Rucci's
Operating Status: Carry-out only
What Customers Need to Know: Check their Facebook page for hours, menu, and gift cards.
Contact: (301) 932-3838

 

Southern Maryland Dietician
Operating Status: Online Appointments / Virtual / Remote Appointments are available.
What Customers Need to Know: Insurance plans are covering remote visits (Amerigroup, Priority Partners, Aetna - commercial plans, BlueChoice HMO, BlueChoice PPO).
Contact: Text for more info: 240-210-9725

 

Wildes-Spirit Design and Printing
Operating Status: Open
What Customers Need to Know: This business is considered an essential business by the local, state, and federal government, and they will remain OPEN to support your needs during this time. 
Contact: (301) 870-4141

 

Views from Charles

Thriving In An Unsettled Business Environment like COVID-19 Or Any Crisis

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2020
This is a guest blog post by entrepreneur Brianna Bowling, who offers business consulting and training through her company, Brindan, and is the owner of Retreat & Learn, a retreat center offering ...

“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization