Daily Archives: April 29, 2020

Gov. Hogan Issues Executive Order to Test All Residents, Staff of Maryland Nursing Homes

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is acting to address the COVID-19 clusters in nursing homes across the state. Hogan issued an executive order requiring universal testing of all residents and staff at all Maryland nursing homes. Facilities will be prioritized based on outbreaks or risk level. Any staff members who test positive for the virus will be discharged into isolation, the governor…

DC to Award 7,000 Microgrants to Contractors, Nonprofits, Small Businesses

Some businesses, nonprofits and self-employed individuals in D.C. can expect relief soon as the D.C. government announced its $33 million microgrant program will be able to fund all 7,000 applicants, Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a press conference Wednesday. The money is intended to support District-based workers and businesses including restaurants, retailers, arts organizations, freelancers and musicians who have been…

DC Plans to Ramp Up Contact Tracing as Virus Spreads at Facilities in the Region

The leaders of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia continue to focus on more testing, personal protective equipment and other protections for essential workers as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the region, notably in living facilities. As of Wednesday morning, 38,547 cases of coronavirus had been diagnosed. D.C. had reported 4,106 cases, Maryland had 20,013 and Virginia…