Daily Archives: April 4, 2020

2nd Prince George’s Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A second Prince George’s County police officer tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the Prince George’s County Police Department. The officer’s works space was deep cleaned Saturday, and the department reached out to those who may have had contact with the officer recently. “Our thoughts are with both of our officers who have now tested positive,†Chief…

42 of DC’s First Responders Test Positive for Coronavirus

There are now 42 D.C. firefighters and police officers that have the novel coronavirus as Saturday afternoon, officials say. A total of 386 police and fire personnel out of service due to the coronavirus.   Seventeen members of the Metropolitan Police Department tested positive and another 195 are in quarantine. Twenty-five members of D.C. Fire and EMS tested positive, and…

9 Residents Dead in COVID-19 Outbreak at Maryland Nursing Home

Three more residents of a Maryland nursing home died after contracting COVID-19 in an outbreak that has sickened dozens of the facility’s residents and strained a short-handed staff, health officials said Sunday.  The deaths of a man in his 60s and two women in their 80s — all with underlying health issues — brings the total number of fatal cases…

Dioceses Preparing for Holy Week During Social Distancing

Holy Week begins this week with Palm Sunday, but for the first time in memory, local churches will be almost empty. Churches are usually at their most crowded this time of year, but this year, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter will be hosted online. The bishop of Arlington will celebrate Mass from the Cathedral of St. Thomas…