April 6, 2020

FEMA Calls for Face Shields; Lab at Pax River Responds

Face Shields

Demand for medical face shields has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 public health threat. And 3-D printers are stepping up to make the devices.

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CARES Act Provides Funds to MD Jurisdictions

CARES Act

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, along with the members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, announced $48,404,965 to support counties and cities in Maryland in their response to the economic and housing impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus. These awards come through the CARES Act.

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1887 Lynching Victim to Be Memorialized With Historic Marker

Historic Marker

St. Mary’s County is planning a Community Remembrance Project about Benjamin Hance, the only recorded lynching victim in St. Mary’s County in 1887. The next step in the remembrance of Mr. Hance is to establish a historic marker about his story in Leonardtown.

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Increase in Positive Cases; Food Programs Continue

April 3 updates: Positive cases increase; food programs continue in St. Mary’s; health department surveying active and retired health care workers.

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F/A-18 Diagnostics Tool Has Successful 1st Year With Fleet

F/A-18

From NAVAIR News: One year after first hitting the fleet, a unique F/A-18 analytical tool continues to benefit the warfighter and demonstrate how a mix of big data analytics and engineering can serve as an accelerator for US Navy aircraft readiness.

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As COVID-19 Cases Rise, State Opens More Testing Sites

The Maryland Department of Health reports the number of coronavirus cases in the state has increased to 2,331. Reported cases in Southern Maryland: 27 in St. Mary’s County, 22 in Calvert County, and 69 in Charles County.

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SMECO Board Accepting Nominations

SMECO Board

The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has appointed 10 members to its 2020 Nominating Committee scheduled to meet May 13.

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Military Readiness Concerns Grow

military readiness

As the rate of infection in the military outstrips that of the general population, deployments are being impacted, and military leaders fear a readiness crisis. The warship Coronado could be the herald.

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Evidence of Community Spread of Virus in St. Mary’s, Reports Health Dept.

The St. Mary’s County Health Department has confirmed additional positive cases of the novel coronavirus in county residents, bringing the total case count to 23. Additionally, there is now strong evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in St. Mary’s.

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Hoyer Marks Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released a statement to acknowledge Equal Pay Day, which fell on March 31 this year.

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