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Olszewski: National Guard to support meal distribution, Baltimore County implements hiring freeze

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced a series of aggressive new efforts to expand the county’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Maryland Army National Guard will support food distribution efforts following a request from the county Baltimore County is significantly expanding the number of sites for Saturday meal distribution Olszewski has implemented a freeze …


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Councilman Marks recognizes Woman’s Club of Perry Hall for pandemic efforts

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks on Thursday recognized the Woman’s Club of Perry Hall for their relief efforts during the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Today, we honor the Woman’s Club of Perry Hall as our Fifth District Good Samaritans,” said Councilman Marks. “This volunteer organization, one of the oldest in eastern Baltimore County has been simply extraordinary over the past few …


Federal Reserve announces an additional $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy, Powell predicts recovery

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Reserve on Thursday took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. This funding will assist households and employers of all sizes and bolster the ability of state and local governments to deliver critical services during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our country’s highest priority must be to address this public health crisis, …

Record 107,000 Marylanders file for unemployment due to COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—As the U.S. continues to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a record number of Marylanders filed for unemployment over the past week. The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that 107,408 Maryland residents applied for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ended April 4, 2020. That marks an increase from last week’s record-breaking figure of …

Attorney General Frosh warns of CARES Act-related fraud schemes

BALTIMORE, MD—On March 27, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which aims to provide financial relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Key provisions of the act include direct payments to some individuals, based on income (a “stimulus check”); extended unemployment benefits; small business …

MEMA launches COVID-19 rumor control page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Information Technology, on Tuesday launched the Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control Page. Marylander residents can access the new page here. “As part of the State Response to COVID-19, MEMA stood up its Joint Information Center to provide the right information to …

Governor Hogan: Baltimore-Washington corridor designated emerging COVID-19 hotspot [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon held a news conference from the Baltimore Convention Center in which he provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Hogan said that the makeshift field hospital at the Convention Center would be utilized for COVID-19 patients who needed to complete their care and fully recover. The makeshift hospital reduces the amount of …

Weis Markets donates $5,000 to Student Support Network

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A regional grocery chain has stepped up and made a donation to a local organization that helps students in need. Weis Markets has donated $5,000 to the Student Support Network. The Student Support Network helps students who are struggling with the effects of poverty and homelessness by donating food, clothing, school supplies, and personal care items. Weis made the …