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

President and Publisher

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A second meeting in two weeks by the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland resulted in no resolution for regional transportation priorities.

The College of Southern Maryland announced in a news release this week that it has moved to Phase 2 of its ‘Return to Campus Plan’ and shifted from Remote Operations to Restricted Operations. This change in status eases restrictions for campus access and allows for some in-person student ser…

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An Upper Marlboro man and Suitland teen were charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, armed carjacking and credit theft after two separate incidents in Waldorf. The male also faces first- and second-degree assault charges.

Charles County government announced in a news release that it will be opening its buildings to the public beginning Monday, July 13. Face masks/coverings and a temperature check are required when entering county buildings and social distancing will be designated in corridors and waiting area…

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Charles County government announced in a news release that it will be opening its buildings to the public beginning Monday, July 13. Face masks/coverings and a temperature check are required when entering county buildings and social distancing will be designated in corridors and waiting area…

Charles County Public Libraries announced that 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his book, “How to Be an Antiracist” at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, with Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. Dukes is the first…

The Charles County Department of Health is hosting a webinar discussion on the health and business-related aspects of reopening Charles County, specifically Overcoming COVID-19 Together. The webinar will take place on July 1 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development press release.

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Charles County Public Schools presented two proposals to teachers, staff, families and community members for the upcoming 2020-21 school year; distance learning or a hybrid model of distance learning and in-school instruction during two virtual town hall meetings June 29.

Nearly half of all gamefish in freshwater lakes, streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed may be unsafe to eat because of high levels of mercury, a new study suggests.

A Fort Washington man was charged July 2 with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, multiple counts of first- and second-degree assault and related charges stemming from incidents that occurred in December and June.

An Amazon delivery station is set to open in Waldorf ahead of the coming 2020 holiday season, which is one of seven scheduled to open in Maryland.

A public disagreement between state Del. Mark Fisher (R) and Charles County Commissioner Gilbert “BJ” Bowling III (D) preceded a deadlocked vote on a transportation funding request letter that the Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland annually sends to the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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Health officials said last week a fourth round of universal testing is beginning to show a dramatic decrease in the positivity rate at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, where a significant portion of residents and staff have been affected by COVID-19 over the past few months.

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Local farmers markets that usually operate at a full capacity throughout the spring and summer seasons are seeing great change to the way business is done amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A Maryland Board of Public Works is considering more than $672 million in state budget cuts in response to the impact of the coronavirus on the state budget as part of a budget-balancing plan unveiled Friday by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration that totals about $1.45 billion.

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The former publisher of Southern Maryland Newspapers and the executive director of human resources for Charles County Public Schools are joining CCPS Superintendent Kimberly Hill’s executive leadership team as assistant superintendents.

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