Health, Politics, Sports

Councilman Marks to seek closure of PHHS track after crowds gather

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks said on Thursday that he would seek the closure of local tracks after crowds of athletes had gathered in recent days. “Yesterday, a group of at least 20 athletes practiced at the Perry Hall High School track,” said Councilman Marks. “Based upon conversations today, this was not a local high school or recreation council team. …


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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 …


COVID-19 cases in Maryland exceed 6,000, MDH releases racial data

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland had exceeded 6,000. As of Thursday, Maryland had confirmed 6,185 cases of novel coronavirus. The state has had 1,348 hospitalizations, 138 deaths, 35,344 negative tests. A total of 376 patients have been released from isolation. Baltimore County has had a total …

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 …

Maryland Department of Health releases mental health public service announcements on coping during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday released 20 public service videos regarding ways to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The videos address the importance of maintaining mental health during the outbreak for five audiences: health professionals, parents of young children, adolescents and young adults, adults with disabilities and older adults. The 15-, 30- …

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, …

Maryland COVID-19 cases exceed 5,000

BALTIMORE, MD—The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland has surpassed the 5,000 mark. On Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Heath reported a total of 5,529 cases in Maryland, a one-day increase of 1,158 cases. There have been 124 COVID-19 deaths in Maryland, 1,106 hospitalizations, and 32,933 negative test results, according to MDH. There have been 652 confirmed cases in …

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 …