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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday March 22, 2020 ( 33 items )  

Ashland University Statement on Coronavirus
ASHLAND, Ohio, March 17 -- Ashland University issued the following statement on coronavirus: A group of Ashland University students attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland Feb. 26-29 and returned to the AU campus the following week before leaving for spring break. It was later discovered that a person attending that same conference has tested positive for novel Coronavirus 19. Ashland University Safety and Security was notified of the possible  more

Baltimore Gas & Electric Donates to Local Nonprofits for Coronavirus Response, Relief
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 19 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: * * * - $175,000 to Maryland organizations is part of more than $1 million donation by Exelon companies nationwide to help communities during pandemic response * * * BGE is joining with Exelon and Constellation to donate $175,000 to Maryland relief organizations including the United Way of Central Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank, and the Baltimore Community Foundation   more

BCPS Educators Earn 2020 Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Educator Awards From Maryland Society for Educational Technology
TOWSON, Maryland, March 19 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Stacy Barry, Kimberly Burton-Regulski honored * * * Stacy Barry, a resource teacher in the BCPS Office of Innovation and Digital Safety, has been named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Leader Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Education Technology (MSET), and Kimberly Burton-Regulski, mathematics department chair at Eastern Technical High School, has been named that group's 2020 Maryla  more

Board of Education of Baltimore County to Meet Remotely on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
TOWSON, Maryland, March 21 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: The Board of Education will hold its next meeting remotely on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The public will be able to view and listen to the meeting. Because the board is meeting remotely, only written public comments can be accepted; comments may be e-mailedto boe@bcps.org and these comments will be distributed to the Board of Education members. The Board's regular open session will begin at approxim  more

City of Frederick: Mayor O'Connor to Brief Public on City Services, COVID Response
FREDERICK, Maryland, March 18 -- The city of Frederick issued the following news: The briefing will be broadcast live on Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 AM. The City of Frederick is committed to providing uninterrupted essential services to residents during this State of Emergency. City leaders are also making strategic decisions on how best to deliver non-essential services while prioritizing the health of City employees and residents. Mayor O'Connor will brief the City tomorrow, Wednesday, Mar  more

Discovery Education Announces Parent Toolkit Supporting Homebound Students
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 21 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on March 20: * * * - Daily DE Empowers Families with No-Cost Digital Activities Supplementing K-12 Education * * * To help parents and guardians provide homebound students meaningful educational experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education announced the launch of Daily DE. As the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, e  more

Discovery Education Expands Coronavirus Response to Help Educators Transition to Virtual Learning
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 21 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - New Professional Learning Opportunities to Support School Systems' and Educators' Efforts to Maintain Continuity of Learning * * * Discovery Education launched a new resource center featuring professional learning assets and opportunities designed to support school systems and educators implementing virtual learning initiatives. Located online at www.Di  more

EA's Commitment to Organic Growth Sparks Two Management Appointments
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland, March 18 -- EA Engineering, Science and Technology, a provider of environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions, issued the following news release: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, is proud to announce that Ronald (Ron) Mack, P.E., and Patrick (Pat) Appel, PMP, have been appointed as Profit Center Managers (PCMs) of the company's   more

FirstEnergy Corp. Declares Unchanged Common Stock Dividend
AKRON, Ohio, March 18 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 39 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable June 1, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2020. FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned elect  more

Giant Food Dedicates Shopping Hours for Seniors and Citizens With Compromised Immune Systems
LANDOVER, Maryland, March 19 -- Giant Food issued the following news release: Virginia and Delaware will offer dedicated shopping hours for senior citizens 60-and-older and individuals with compromised immune systems. Every store in our operating areas will reserve 6:00-7:00 a.m., every day of the week for this vulnerable population to shop and practice social distancing The stores will operate on regular hours of operation during all other times We continue to work on restocking our shelves  more

Implementation of Morgan State University Telework and Suspension of Campus Events
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 14 -- Morgan State University issued the following news: A Message from the Office of the President Dr. David Wilson on the Implementation of Morgan Telework and Suspension of Campus Events March 12, 2020 Dear Morgan Community, At the time of this communication, additional positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Maryland. The potential for widespread exposure to the coronavirus is alarming, and I urge everyone to remain vigilant.  more

Lebau & Neuworth: Corona Virus Pandemic - Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Becomes Law
TOWSON, Maryland, March 20 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act becomes law on April 2, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020. Congress acted quickly in passing the law during the Corona Virus pandemic. The leave Expansion law provides, with several limitations and exclusions, for paid sick leave when: * the employee is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to coronavirus; * th  more

Lebau & Neuworth: Coronavirus Pandemic - If You are Laid Off, Make Sure You Get Paid What You are Entitled
TOWSON, Maryland, March 21 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: If you work in Maryland and have been laid off because of the Coronavirus pandemic, in addition to Maryland Unemployment Benefits, you are entitled to certain protections in getting the wages owed to you. Specifically, these are: Wage Payment at Termination--When Final Paycheck is Due Each employer shall pay an employee, or the authorized representative of an employee, all wages due for work that the emp  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Applauds Passage of Bill Prohibiting Fee-Based Driver's License Suspensions
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 21 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh applauded the Maryland General Assembly on the passage of important legislation sponsored and supported by the Office of Attorney General prohibiting driver's license suspensions for failure to pay Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) fines and fees (HB280/SB234). Nationwide, 11 million driver's licenses are suspended for unpaid fines and fees. Acc  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Opposes SEC Proposal to Expand Accredited Investor Definition, Reduce Investor Protections
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 18 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a multistate coalition of 11 attorneys general in filing a comment letter objecting to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) proposed rule that would significantly diminish protections for individual investors. The rule would expand the SEC's definition of "accredited investors" to include an increased number of individuals who are  more

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Activities During State of Emergency
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 16 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: * * * - Information for our Patrons, Customers, and Friends * * * Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are taking proactive steps to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Following Governor Hogan's emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will remain operation  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Coronavirus Death in Baltimore County
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 21 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement regarding Maryland's second Coronavirus death, a Baltimore County resident in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions: "A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "On behalf of our entire state, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to all those who loved him. "As the number of positive cases in Maryland continues to dramatically rise  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces First Coronavirus Death in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Will Hold Press Conference at 10:00 AM Tomorrow to Provide Further Updates and Announce Additional Actions * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced the first COVID-19 death in Maryland, a Prince George's County resident in his 60s who suffered from an underlying medical condition: "It is with profound sadness that I announce the first death in Maryland as a result of the coronavirus pandemi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Maryland's Official Designation for SBA Economic Injury Loans During COVID-19 Pandemic
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 20 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Small Businesses Can Apply Directly to SBA for Financial Assistance * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has received official designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which provides low-interest federal disaster loans for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the SBA, the   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Enacts Emergency Legislation to Enhance Ongoing Response to COVID-19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 20 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Supports Governor's Emergency Actions; Protects Marylanders from Economic Hardships That May Result from Pandemic * * * Governor Larry Hogan signed HB1663/SB1080, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020, which supports the governor's ongoing actions to combat COVID-19 and protects Marylanders from certain economic hardships that may result from this pandemic. The gov  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Enacts Emergency Order to Expand Access to Child Care During COVID-19 State of Emergency
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 16 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - State Department of Education Issues Enhanced Guidelines for Day Care Facilities to Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 * * * Governor Larry Hogan enacted an emergency order to expand child care access to child care for critical personnel during the state of emergency. This will help ensure that child care services are available for providers of health care, emergency medical services, and la  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Emergency Order to Close All Maryland Casinos, Simulcast Betting Facilities to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 16 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Reiterates That Failure to Follow Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings Is a Crime, And Will Be Enforced If Businesses Fail to Comply * * * In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely."This situation   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Proclamation to Postpone April 28 Primary, Implement Vote-by-Mail System to Fill 7th Congressional District Seat
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 17: As part of another series of major actions to limit the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and maintain essential services, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation to officially postpone the April 28 primary election until June 2, and to move forward with the 7th Congressional District special general election as scheduled by implementing a vote-by-mail system. "I have two main priorities-  more

Md. Gov. Hogan on Morning Joe: 'I Just Want to Focus on What We Can Get Done'
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 18: This morning, Governor Hogan joined MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the latest updates in Maryland's ongoing response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced new measures to prevent the spread of the virus in Maryland, including postponing the April 28 primary election. View a comprehensive list of these actions here. Excerpts "I'm not here to finger   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Orders Closure of Bars and Restaurants, Announces Unprecedented Public Health Surge to Combat COVID-19 Crisis
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 17 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 16: Governor Larry Hogan ordered the closure of bars and restaurants, and expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people--the latest in a series of unprecedented actions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also announced a public health surge to combat this crisis and ensure that Maryland has the capacity and the infrastructure to treat patient  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Provides Updates on Coronavirus Cases and Statewide Response
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 21 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement on March 20: * * * - Asks Spring Break Travelers to Self-Quarantine For 14 Days, Avoid People Over 60 - Urges People Who Go Outside to Avoid Crowds, Playgrounds, and Pavilions Convenes Calls With Federal Delegation, Full Cabinet * * * "As of this morning, Maryland has 149 confirmed cases of COVID-19--up from 17 cases just one week ago. Today's new cases in our state include the first infant and the  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Provides Updates on Maryland's Coronavirus Response Live on CNN, PBS
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 17 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 16: This evening, Governor Hogan joined The Situation Room on CNN and PBS NewsHour to discuss the latest updates in Maryland's ongoing response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Today, Governor Hogan ordered the closure of bars and restaurants, expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people, and announced a public health surge to bolster Maryland's capacity and in  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Provides Updates on Maryland's Coronavirus Response Live on MSNBC, NPR
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 17: This evening, Governor Hogan joined MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily" and NPR's "All Things Considered" to discuss the latest updates in Maryland's ongoing response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Today, Governor Hogan announced new measures to prevent the spread of the virus in Maryland, including postponing the April 28 primary election. View a comprehensive list of these actions he  more

New Maryland Law Protects Job Applicants With a Criminal Record
TOWSON, Maryland, March 19 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: Maryland's new "Ban the Box" bill went in effect on February 29, 2020. The new law (HB 994/SB 839), which is officially titled "Labor and Employment - Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box)," prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from asking about an applicant's criminal record on the initial job application. Employers may, however, ask about an applicant's criminal record during the fir  more

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and EDF Renewables North America Announce Increased Portfolio of Distributed Solar Projects
SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, March 18 -- EDF Renewables, a renewable energy developer, issued the following news release: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America announced an increase to a previously announced partnership to develop a portfolio of distributed solar projects across ODEC member service territories in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. The 15 projects, expected in service in 2021, will generate more than 60 megawatts (MWac) of local solar energy to OD  more

Robert Ball Honored by Minority Business Group for BCPS Inclusivity
TOWSON, Maryland, March 19 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Robert M. Ball of Baltimore County Public Schools will be honored as the Most Inclusive Public School Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Outreach Liaison of the Year by the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA). The award will be presented at the MWMCA's 17th Annual 2020 Spring Breakfast Meeting/Showcase Expo on Friday, May 8, at Martin's West. According to BCPS Purchasing Man  more

Scripps National Spelling Bee Suspends National Finals
CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 21 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: * * * - If possible, the Bee will explore options to reschedule for later this year * * * The Scripps National Spelling Bee is suspending the 2020 national finals in National Harbor, Maryland. The Bee recognizes the important responsibility to take action that protects the health and well-being of its participants including the spellers, their families, the local sponsors, employees of   more

State Superintendent Salmon Announces Temporary Closure of Maryland Public Schools
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 16 -- The Maryland State Department of Education issued the following news release: This afternoon, during Governor Larry Hogan's press conference, Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, directed that effective Monday, March 16th, through Friday, March 27th, all public schools in Maryland will be closed. All scheduled school-sanctioned travel for students and staff will also be cancelled effective immediately. "It is crucial that we take immediate measure  more