Coronavirus

April 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cuidado con las Estafas Relacionadas con el Coronavirus

A través de un comunicado de prensa, La Oficina de Protección al Consumidor (OCP) del Condado de Montgomery, advierte a los consumidores que estén alertas ante posibles estafas y problemas relacionados con la pandemia COVID-19. Entre las estafas activas actualmente están aquellas que afirman vender productos para curar el virus. En este momento, no hay […]

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April 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Answers Three Questions About the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress is a $2 trillion relief package that helps individuals and groups economically hurt by the coronavirus. According to NPR, the $2 trillion aid is estimated to be broken down as follows: $560 billion is for individuals, $500 billion is for big corporations, $377 billion […]

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April 2, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Helping Neighbors at a Social Distance: Nonprofits That Need Your Help

While millions are struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis, area non-profits, life-lines for many, are struggling to stay alive as well. Now, as national resources dwindle, these local charities are needed now more than ever. Throughout this crisis, MyMcMedia.com will list local non-profit organizations and their increasing need for your support, because even at a […]

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April 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Posts Plan for Second Week of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began online learning this week after schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 25, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools would be closed until April 24.  MCPS published a plan for next week’s remote learning on its website. Learning will take place Monday-Wednesday, with […]

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April 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sherwood High School Musicians Perform ‘Quarantine Magic’ Virtually

Jazz musicians from Sherwood High School were not about to let social distancing and a closed school stop their music. What started as a check-in text from their instrumental teacher, Alex Silverbook, ended in a nine-minute virtual rendition of Grover Washington Jr.’s Mr. Magic, appropriately renamed Quarantine Magic. When Silverbook, who has been teaching at […]

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April 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Maryland Health Connection Extiende Periodo de Inscripción

Maryland Health Connection extendió su período especial de inscripción abierta debido a la emergencia del coronavirus, hasta el 15 de junio. El período de inscripción es para que los residentes de Maryland que no tienen seguro soliciten un plan de seguro de salud. No tiene que estar enfermo para calificar, y las personas que ya […]

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April 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Health Connection Extends Coronavirus Special Enrollment to June 15

Maryland Health Connection extended its coronavirus special open enrollment period to June 15.  The enrollment period is for uninsured Marylanders to apply for a health insurance plan. You don’t have to be sick to qualify, and people who are already insured are not eligible.  The coronavirus is covered under Maryland health insurance. On March 6, […]

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April 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reclamo por Desempleo se Duplicó en una Semana en Montgomery

Los reclamos de seguro de desempleo en el Condado de Montgomery se duplicaron durante una segunda semana consecutiva, y casi se duplicaron en Maryland en general. La semana pasada, el condado de Montgomery recibió 9,384 reclamos, según el Departamento de Trabajo de Maryland. Tenía 3,941 reclamaciones la semana anterior. En general, Maryland obtuvo 84,230 reclamos […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Requests Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Staff

Montgomery County is asking for the public to donate Personal Protective Equipment after facing a critical shortage, the county announced today. The protective equipment needed includes respirators, masks, gowns, face shields and gloves. This equipment is necessary to keep first responders and medical personnel safe while working in the county during the pandemic and is […]

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April 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Unemployment Claims in Montgomery County More Than Doubled in One Week

Unemployment insurance claims in Montgomery County more than doubled for the second week in a row, and nearly doubled in Maryland overall.  Last week Montgomery County saw 9,384 claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. It had 3,941 claims the week before. Maryland overall saw 84,230 claims last week, with 42,334 the week before.  […]

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