Hogan Moves Forward with Completion of Phase 1 of Recovery, Maintains Local Flexibility

Today, Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference to announce the near completion of Stage One of the "Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery." “After another 14 days of continued encouraging trends, Maryland is ready to take the additional steps to complete Stage One of our gradual, safe, and effective recovery plan." said Hogan. He announced that as Maryland has reached the goal of conducting 10,000 test per day and Maryland's contact tracing operation is now…

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Frederick to Offer Jump Start Grant Program
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Frederick to Offer Jump Start Grant Program

Frederick County will offer Jump Start Business Grants designed to provide financial assistance to Frederick County for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, full-time farmers and Sole Proprietors (with commercial space) that have experienced significant financial loss caused directly or indirectly by the COVID 19 public health emergency. The grant application process will be open starting 7:00 a.m. on May 28, 2020 and will close 11:59 p.m. on June 5, 2020. Currently, the three grant opportunities total…

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New Polls Show 20% of Teachers Unlikely to Return to School this Fall

New USA Today and Ipsos polls show that while the majority of educators believe school buildings will reopen this fall, 20% of teachers say they are unlikely to return to the classroom if the decision to reopen is made. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every school district in the United States shuttered their doors and implemented some form of distance learning. Two polls conducted at the same time by USA Today and global research…

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Baltimore City to Allow Curbside Retail, Outdoor Exercise Classes

Starting Wednesday, May 27th, Baltimore City will relax restrictions on curbside retail pick-up and outdoor exercise classes. The City will create temporary pick-up and drop-off zones in commercial districts in order for customers to pick up items with ease. Other business owners may apply for a pick-up zone as well. Additionally, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young announced that while gyms remain closed, outdoor exercise classes will be allowed for 10 people or less. From the…

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Harford to Offer Free Outdoor Wi-Fi

Harford County announced the expansion of free Wi-Fi for residents outside of five county buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Harford County Office of Information & Communication Technology installed Wi-Fi access points at the Agricultural Center in Street, Churchville Recreational Center’s Level Building, Fallston Activity Center, McFaul Activities Center in Bel Air, and the Havre de Grace Senior Center. From the press release: “For our residents who need or want Internet connectivity during this…

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Howard Announces Further Lift of Restrictions

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced additional lifting of restrictions for retail, barbers and hair salons, as well as religious institutions. Effective Friday, May 29th at 7:00 a.m. retail, barber and hair salons will be able to operate at 50% maximum capacity with additional specific guidance for each industry. Religious institutions and gathers will be permitted to hold outdoor services up to 250 people. Retailers will be able to open at 50% of maximum occupancy,…

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Maryland Board of Public Works – June 3, 2020 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. Note: In light of the COVID-19 epidemic,…

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USDA Extends Flexibilities for Continued Meals for Students
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USDA Extends Flexibilities for Continued Meals for Students

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service recently announced the extension of three waivers giving child nutrition program operators continue flexibility through the summer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Waivers will extend school disticts' grab-and-go meal sites through the summer, allow parents to pick up meals for their children, and provide flexibility in when meals are serve in order to provide multiple meals at one pick-up- minimizing how many times families will need…

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Charles Awarded $2.9 Million Broadband Grant

The Charles County Board of Commissioners announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development approved a funding request of $2.9 million for the Fiscal 2020 Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program.  The grant will help provide rural broadband to Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck areas with a county match of over $2.5 million. This grant goes to helping the Charles County Board of Commissioners achieve one of their 2019-2021 Goals and Objectives of Infrastructure/Services, which includes…

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Queen Anne’s to Add Outdoor Wi-Fi at Four Schools

Queen Anne's County Public School (QACPS) added outdoor internet access points for the main parking lots of Sudlersville Middle, Church Hill Elementary, Queen Anne's County High, and Grasonville Elementary schools. Students and employees are able to connect to the network and their devices have been programmed to automatically connect to the "MAC" Wi-Fi once in range of the wireless access points. QACPS also have purchased mobile hotspots to increase connectivity for students and educators who…

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