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Arundel Health Department, AACPS Will Hold Vaccination Clinics for Students

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto announced that the Department of Health and AACPS are partnering to hold a series of vaccination clinics for AACPS students aged 16 and older. The clinics will be held over three consecutive […]

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County Executive Pittman lifts Anne Arundel’s COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the lifting of county COVID-19 limits on social gatherings, based on encouraging declines in Anne Arundel County’s case rate and hospitalizations. The changes will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. “This decision to loosen restrictions is based on trust. Trust that our residents will […]

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NIVA comments on reopening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The SBA initially opened the application process on April 8th, but it was quickly closed due to technical issues. The program that has more than $16 billion available in economic relief. “Simply put, this is emergency relief that […]

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Anne Arundel, City of Annapolis provide transportation to mass vax site

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley announced a collaborative effort to ensure county residents can access transportation to and from the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium mass vaccination site.  “Anne Arundel County has prioritized our most vulnerable residents throughout the vaccination rollout, and we will continue to do so at the […]

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U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen direct more than $68M from American Rescue Plan to Marylanders  

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) announced more than $68 million in American Rescue Plan funding to help families keep roofs over their heads and to prevent homelessness throughout Maryland amid […]

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Ruppersberger, Van Hollen fund childcare, Head Start  

 Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen today highlighted more than $515 million to help Maryland childcare providers keep their doors open and reduce costs for struggling families amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was provided by the recently-passed American Rescue Plan and included more than $11 million for Maryland’s Head Start early childhood […]

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Howard County Public School System to strengthen infrastructure for hybrid learning model 

The Howard County Government and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) have collaborated to make a series of infrastructure enhancements needed to sustain the hybrid learning model.   These enhancements significantly increase the bandwidth available in schools, allowing for the continued use of Google Meet video tools to provide instruction to students who participate virtually […]

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MIC residents unveil contact tracing notification system

Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch a new product, NOTIFY ― a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 exposures. The system operates within facilities recording possible worker transmissions and […]