Maryland Nears Tenth Place in Census Reporting

Maryland is just six-tenths of a percentage point behind Indiana for the 10th slot in the census self-reporting rankings by state.  The U.S. Census Bureau's rankings show Maryland is narrowly behind Indiana for the tenth spot in the top ten self-reporting state numbers. The nation hit a milestone on Sunday, May 31, with 60.5% of the self-response rate achieved. Counties in Maryland are also nearing or surpassing their own records from the 2010 Census. Calvert…

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U.S. Census Bureau Provides Educational Toolkits for Children

The United States Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program recently released caregiver toolkits that provide engaging educational activities for students. The four toolkits are geared toward learners from pre-K to high school, with videos, map assignments, and other age-appropriate activities to keep students engaged while learning at home. From the U.S. Census Bureau's press release: “The Statistics in Schools program has always been focused on providing additional resources to make learning about statistics and…

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Anne Arundel Offers Fresh Food Fridays for Seniors, Disabled Community

Anne Arundel County's Department of Aging & Disabilities and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank have implemented a new program known as Fresh Food Fridays – providing boxes of fresh produce to residents 60 years of age or older, and anyone aged 18 or older with a disability. The program starts tomorrow, May 29th, at the Heritage Complex on Riva Road in Annapolis, and will take place in Glen Burnie the following Friday. For more…

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Positioned to Win: Nationwide Sponsors Exclusive Webinar with Peyton Manning

On Tuesday, June 2, Nationwide is sponsoring an exclusive webinar with 2-time Superbowl Champion Peyton Manning. Manning will share advice on dealing with adversity in times of uncertainty.  From Nationwide's website: Peyton Manning: Positioned to Win Navigating through adversity like a champion Please join Nationwide and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning as we discuss tips for overcoming adversity in challenging moments. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT | Register Now   This free…

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Harford County Uses Humor to Promote 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is happening now, and Harford County has created a few short video ads to remind residents that everyone counts when it comes to improved funding for counties. From Harford County's YouTube page:   https://youtu.be/ojd7X8J02E0 https://youtu.be/cfSzw9kPGO4 A Spanish version of this video can be viewed here. Data from the decennial census is used to determine everything from the distribution of federal funds to states and local governments for social service programs, to government…

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Howard County Appoints New Fire Chief

County Executive Calvin Ball announced William Anuszewski as Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services Chief effective May 25, 2020. Anuszewski has been serving as Acting Chief since March. From Howard County's press release: “We have no doubt Chief Anuszewski will continue to lead Fire and Rescue Services with the steady wisdom and experience of his 30-year career,” said Ball. “He stepped into the role of Acting Chief just as this public health crisis…

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Hopkins Launches Free Online Contact Tracing Course

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently launched a free online course to train contact tracers in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. From JHU's website: A long-used public health tool, contact tracing aims to break the chain of transmission of infectious diseases. The new Coursera class, "COVID-19 Contact Tracing," teaches the basics of interviewing people diagnosed with the virus, identifying their close contacts who might have been exposed, and providing…

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Carroll County Leads in Census Reporting

Carroll County is currently in the lead for top response rate from Maryland counties with a 75.8 percent self-response rate. Maryland currently sits just behind Virginia for highest cumulative total self-response rate in the mid-Atlantic region. From Carroll County's press release: “The Census is very important to our Carroll County community and I am thrilled our residents are fantastic at completing the census questionnaire,” said Carroll County Census Coordinator Laura Russell. “There is still time…

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UnitedHealth Group Provides Over $1.5B of Support in COVID-19 Response

MACo’s Corporate Partners are doing extraordinary work across the region and beyond to assist members and their communities during the coronavirus crisis. To show our gratitude, MACo is posting a series of blog articles to highlight their efforts. UnitedHealth Group has committed more than $1.5 billion of support for its customers in the face of COVID-19 challenges. This funding builds on the company's current efforts to expand healthcare coverage for members, and support and protect…

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Baltimore County to Ease Restrictions Beginning Friday

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced Thursday that he signed an executive order to lift some of the county's pandemic restrictions beginning on Friday at 9 a.m. This would allow for retail stores and barbershops to open at a limited capacity with certain restraints.  From Baltimore County's website: “With significant progress in expanding testing and PPE, I’m confident that Baltimore County is ready to take these next steps, and do so in a safe manner…

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