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Maryland Lawmakers Take up Priority Bills in Weekend Session

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By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers expanded an emergency measure to address the new coronavirus on Saturday, as they focused on priority legislation. The bill would enable the governor to take additional actions to help state...

States Turn to Cash Reserves as Coronavirus Strains Budgets

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By DAVID A. LIEB ,Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) — States across the U.S. are allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to respond to the coronavirus, even as the U.S. government prepares to send billions more their way.  Many states...

Maryland Lawmakers To End Session Early Due To Virus

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By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will end the state's legislative session almost three weeks early in response to the new coronavirus and plan to reconvene in a special session in the last week of...
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Mayor Announces New Guidance to City Agencies Amid COVID-19 Emergency: March 15, 2020

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Mayor Announces New Guidance to City Agencies Dear Baltimoreans, In preparation for possible spread of COVID-19, I have taken numerous executive actions to protect the health and well-being of Baltimore City residents. Baltimore City received word from the State Department of Health...

Johns Hopkins Hospital Says a ‘Provider’ has Coronavirus

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A person identified as a "provider" at Johns Hopkins Hospital has tested positive for the coronavirus, a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed. Spokeswoman Kim Hoppe told The Baltimore Sun that the provider is at home...

The National Black Church Initiative – A Coalition of 150,00 Black Churches –...

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National Black Church Initiative P.O. Box 65177 Washington, DC 20035 202-744-0184 Contact: Rev. Anthony Evans 202-744-0184 March 14, 2020 For Immediate Release The Black Community Must Follow CDC Guidelines Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 37 denominations and...

Baltimore Ramps Up Preparations for Spread of Coronavirus: March 14, 2020

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Baltimore Coronavirus Update Dear Baltimoreans, I am honored to serve as your Mayor, and I remain heartened by the resilience of the people of our great City and State. On Friday at 7:00 a.m., I ordered the activation of the Baltimore City...

Mayor Young Seeks Federal Emergency Assistance for Baltimore Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

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PRESS RELEASE Mayor Young Seeks Federal Emergency Assistance for Baltimore Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak Mayor's letter to Governor Hogan requests state action to help unlock federal disaster loans BALTIMORE, MD. — Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young today sent a letter...

BCPS News Release – Free Lunches Available During Period of School Closures

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BCPS News Release - Free Lunches Available During Period of School Closures; Grab and Go Meals Available at 31 Locations TOWSON, MD. – Baltimore County Public Schools will provide free Grab and Go meals for its students during the state-mandated...

Schools Scramble to Feed Students After Coronavirus Closures

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By CUNEYT DIL and HOPE YEN, Associated Press ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kiyana Esco needs free school lunches and breakfasts to feed her six children. But with schools shutting down over coronavirus concerns, she’s scrambling to pick up the...

COVID-19 Update: More Than 1,000 Cases Confirmed

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@54.204.251.142 As of the afternoon of March 10, COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, had infected more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 800 cases nationwide and 21 cases in the Washington Metropolitan area, and had killed...

Trump Declares Virus Pandemic A National Emergency

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By ANDREW TAYLOR, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO                Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans...

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