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 Coronavirus Updates: Howard County Testing Locations, Nursing Home Testing, EDA Reopening Resources

Coronavirus Updates: Howard County Testing Locations, Nursing Home Testing, EDA Reopening Resources

Two urgent care sites in Howard County are testing for COVID-19 in addition to the drive-thru VEIP site in Columbia. Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced expanded testing across the State of Maryland. Now, residents are not required to receive a referral from a medical provider to get tested at some VEIP sites and pharmacists can order and conduct COVID-19 tests. At this time, appointments and referrals are still required for testing at the VEIP site in Columbia.
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Coronavirus Updates: Howard County Receives Federal Grants for Housing, Special Election Voting Guidance, SNAP Benefits

Coronavirus Updates: Howard County Receives Federal Grants for Housing, Special Election Voting Guidance, SNAP Benefits

Howard County received $770,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to be used in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The County is planning to grant these funds to housing providers (such as the Housing Commission, Bridges to Housing Stability, Heritage Housing Partners and Community Action Council) to provide rent assistance to tenants that could be facing eviction for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19. 
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