University of Maryland Extension

Helping You Through COVID-19


We are here to help you through COVID-19


Visit UMD Extension's page on coronavirus information  


UME Responds to COVID-19, May 4, 2020


Maryland SNAP-Ed:

Food Planning During the Corona Virus Epidemic:

Stay Home, Eat Well, Keep Moving: Click HERE to check out resources on how to stay healthy during COVID, and follow our COVID blog at

Home Gardening Help:


Farming and Agriculture Help:

Click HERE for a map that shows places where people can buy food directly from farms

More information about how to buy locally in the state:

UMD's Ag Law Education Initiative blog, with guidance on legal issues related to COVID-19:

Link to instructions for people who need to complete pesticide recertification remotely. 


Here are some great suggestions for 4-H activities you can do at home:


Clover Corner Reading Challenge Guidelines

There are lots of great STEM Activities to check out at: STEM Activities


If you are looking for ways to help, consider:

Making masks (you don’t even have to sew ) – This weekend the CDC recommended that we all wear some sort of face covering when we leave our homes. Given this new directive any help you could offer to friends, family members, or the local hospital would be most appreciated.

A few helpful ideas and videos are here:

You can also connect to the National 4-H site for ways to help and things to do, on a national level:

For more 4-H activities, visit Activities You Can Do at Home

Money Matters

Need help financially? Click HERE for great tips to stay financially healthy!

Visit the Charles County Government and School Board site for up-to-date information about programs offered for families:



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