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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In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) issued an executive order Monday instituting a “stay at home” directive beginning at 8 p.m. and applying to everyone not in an “essential” job or going out for a necessary reason, such as obtaining foo…

An apparent murder suicide took place over the weekend at a Charles County motel, according to a press release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

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With limited exceptions, including certain emergency matters, the Maryland state courts will remain closed to the public through May 1, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to a press release from the Maryland Judiciary.

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End Hunger in Charles County, a nonprofit organization committed to ending hunger in the community, announced that it will be providing assistance to those who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the Charles County community.

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center announced recently that Tom Dennison has been appointed to the hospital’s board of directors.

The Department of Public Works is notifying residents that the end of Michael Road (Waldorf) that intersects with Country Lane, is closed to replace a stormwater pipe. Construction is expected to be completed by Wednesday, April 1, contingent on weather and construction delays, according to …

Mechanicsville woman charged with resisting arrest

Update: Residents have reported to the Maryland Independent that the grocery stores offering the special shopping hours haven't always been posting it at the store and aren't controlling who is shopping, so it's possible that many people who are not over 60 or don't have an underlying condit…

The Charles County Department of Health acknowledges that social distancing may pose challenges to our mental and emotional well-being. Social interaction often serves as a coping mechanism during an emergency. It is important to remember if you are having feelings of anxiety or worry this i…

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the American Legion Post 82, at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23. To schedule a life-saving donation, call 1-800-RED-Cross or go to www.redcrossblood.org. The post…

As regional businesses and organizations remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association is helping increase access to online library materials by boosting funding for digital platforms, according to a SMRLA press release.

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Maryland public schools will remain closed for at least four more weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced during a press conference Wednesday morning, with the possibility they may be closed for longer as the state grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Charles County churches and clergy are finding unique ways to help their members stay connected spiritually in this time of nationwide panic.

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During this pressing time, people are stocking up on essentials at grocery stores to maintain comfort and security while on indefinite quarantine at their homes due to the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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While most grocery stores in Maryland will remain open throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency, one local institution is shuttered for the foreseeable future — the La Plata Farmer’s Market.

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End Hunger in Charles County, a nonprofit organization committed to ending hunger in the community, announced that it will be providing assistance to those who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the Charles County community.

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