Covering COVID-19

JIM NORMANDIN

Dear readers,

As the evolving concern and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus heightens, all of us at your local newspaper and APG Media of Chesapeake are dedicated to providing the most recent and relevant information to our community.

During these unprecedented times, it is crucial for all people to get local and reliable information from a trusted source.

As we see our role to inform and update our community of the latest news or announcements, effective immediately, all local news, public information and announcements surrounding the coronavirus will be accessible as a public service to all visitors to our websites.

If you have questions or would like to submit information, please submit your questions to us and our news teams will do our best to assist you in providing information.

Each and every day, we are grateful for the work of our associates, the support from our community and the trust our readers and clients bestow in us.

Be safe.

Jim Normandin

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for schools to follow when they reopen in the fall which, taken together, appear to suggest: continue online learning.

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ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan announced outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor pools, drive-in movie theaters, and youth sports and day camps will be allowed to reopen at 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, as Maryland graduates from Stage One of its COVID-19 recovery plan.

Tradepoint Atlantic has not only continued its development of Sparrows Point during the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it expects to exceed the number of jobs created that it estimated in its original planning.

In an effort to better assist state nursing homes that are having difficulty acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced Monday the County will make additional supplies available directly to state-…

Editor’s Note: Due to reader request, we have also included the police blotter from Essex. We do not currently have the staff resources to include District Court Report. We know they are a big fan favorite, and we will be working to include them in the near future! Thank you for supporting c…

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They're an organization committed to feeding people during a time when increasing numbers of people needed to be fed; but the circumstances driving people's need also prevented them from providing food.

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Jennifer Maddox has been a pre-kindergarten teacher for 10 years, with five of those years being spent at Bear Creek Elementary. Prior to that, she taught at private schools in Harford County where she lives, she said.

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Avery Lane teaches self-contained mathematics at the seventh grade level at General John Stricker Middle School. She is also the chair of the middle school’s special education department. She has been an educator for six years,

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday the state has reached a critical milestone in its long-term COVID-19 testing strategy, surpassing 200,000 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population, and now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may…

Editor’s Note: Due to reader request, we have also included the police blotter from Essex. We do not currently have the staff resources to include District Court Report. We know they are a big fan favorite, and we will be working to include them in the near future! Thank you for supporting c…

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BALTIMORE COUNTY—The Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) and the Computer Automated Manufacturing Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) are utilizing the special equipment and skills they have to provide face shields and masks to first responders and low-income residents.

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DUNDALK — The Family Crisis Center’s mission is to help families get and stay safe, and Point Breeze Credit Union believes in people helping people. These two roads led to a substantial donation from the credit union with Dundalk roots.

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