pandemic

September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Almost 70% of Pregnant Women Screened for COVID-19 by Mary’s Center Tested Positive

Hispanic women account for almost half of Covid-19 cases among pregnant women nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the CDC’s data, among more than 14,000 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 and provided information on race and ethnicity, more than 6,000 were Hispanic, the largest group among […]

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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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September 4, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Relief for Tenants Who Can’t Pay Their Rent

Following a new federal order halting residential evictions, community organization CASA, along with over 80 organizations, calls on state officials to reconvene for a special session. The new order, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, goes into effect Sept. 4 and goes through Dec. 31 of this year. Under this order, landlords […]

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July 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

A ‘Massive, Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise’: Maryland Uncovers Huge Unemployment Fraud Scheme

The state of Maryland uncovered a “massive, sophisticated criminal enterprise” of unemployment insurance fraud, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  He said the crime involves widespread identity theft and more than 47,000 fraudulent claims totaling over $501 million. Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson explained that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program […]

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May 29, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Providing Resources and News for Our Members and Community

On May 15. Governor Larry Hogan moved the State into stage one of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’, with the state moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory, and gradual reopening’s of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. Although the Governor has amended […]

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April 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Calls Coronavirus Death Projections a ‘Catastrophe for Our Country’

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D), of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, reacted to the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s bleak announcement about coronavirus fatalities. President Donald Trump announced at the task force’s press briefing Tuesday that a minimum of 100,000 to 240,000 Americans will die because of the coronavirus. In an interview with MyMCMedia on Wednesday, […]

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March 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Emergency Grant Funding For COVID-19 Economic Impact In the Works

The coronavirus outbreak has had a huge economic impact nation-wide, state-wide, and locally. That’s why elected officials are working to make emergency grant funds available for people in need. Especially for small businesses, nonprofits, and renters. Montgomery County Councilmembers are working to expedite a financial assistance package. On Tuesday the council introduced legislation that is aimed […]

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