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Coronavirus Updates: Executive Order Requiring Face Masks, Courts Extend Closures, Extended Travel Restrictions for County Employees

Coronavirus Updates: Executive Order Requiring Face Masks, Courts Extend Closures, Extended Travel Restrictions for County Employees

Today, Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order requiring all residents to wear face masks at all stores, pharmacies, or on public transportation, effective Saturday April 18th at 7:00 am. Face coverings can be homemade using bandanas, scarves, or t-shirts or residents may also wear disposable or cloth masks. Tutorials for homemade masks are available online from the Center for Disease Control.
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Howard County to Provide “Emergency Response” Bonuses to On-Site Employees

Howard County to Provide “Emergency Response” Bonuses to On-Site Employees

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball signed an Executive Order today allowing one-time discretionary bonus payments to personnel who must report to work to perform mission critical work. The order provides a $1,500 bonus to full-time on-site personnel and $600 to those who are intermittently on-site. The Executive Order can be viewed here. 
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Howard County Alpha Ridge Landfill Modifies Operations

Howard County Alpha Ridge Landfill Modifies Operations

While the Alpha Ridge Landfill remains open at this time during Governor's 'Stay at Home' Executive Order, the Landfill should only be used by residents who do not have curbside collection service (either provided by the County or a private hauler).
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