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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Opens 50+ Centers to Limited In-Person Services This Week

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Opens 50+ Centers to Limited In-Person Services This Week

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the resumption of limited, in-person services for all 50+ Centers at 50% capacity on Friday, April 30, 2021.  “We know that these centers are an invaluable resource for social engagement, health and wellness, and life planning,” said Ball. “99% of our super seniors, those ages 75 and older, and 90% of residents between the ages of 65 and 74 have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which provides an additional safety measure to our 50+...
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Coronavirus Updates: CARES Act Funding, Online Aging & Independence Classes, Pop-Up Pantries, Know Your Rights Townhall

Coronavirus Updates: CARES Act Funding, Online Aging & Independence Classes, Pop-Up Pantries, Know Your Rights Townhall

Howard County has received its share of the CARES Act funding, nearly $57 million ($56,830,393), from the State of Maryland. As a jurisdiction with a population under 500,000, Howard County was required to submit detailed applications documenting how grant funding is projected to be spent and execute a grant agreement with the State. Additionally, half of the County’s share of grant funding, $28,415,197, was granted to the Howard County Health Department, while the remaining half was transmitte...
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Coronavirus Updates: Hospital Data Added to Dashboard, Unemployment Insurance Support Videos, Feed Howard County

Coronavirus Updates: Hospital Data Added to Dashboard, Unemployment Insurance Support Videos, Feed Howard County

Howard County has added hospital capacity data to the COVID-19 Dashboard. The additional section of the dashboard breaks down the Howard County General Hospital’s (HCGH) intensive care unit (ICU), acute beds, and ventilators that are in use and available. As one of the key metrics in County Executive Ball’s HoCo RISE framework, this data will be considered as Howard County moves towards reopening parts of our economy. 
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Coronavirus Updates: Unemployment Numbers, Roving Radish Supports Senior Meals, Virtual Town Hall Next Week

Coronavirus Updates: Unemployment Numbers, Roving Radish Supports Senior Meals, Virtual Town Hall Next Week

Howard County saw nearly 6,000 residents file for unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance over the past week. Since the week of March 7th, nearly 23,000 residents have filed for unemployment with Maryland.  The Howard County Office of Workforce Development is available to help connect residents to employers and jobs available in Howard County through its new portal.
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Coronavirus Updates: Additional Testing at Columbia VEIP Station, RTA Service for Special Election

Coronavirus Updates: Additional Testing at Columbia VEIP Station, RTA Service for Special Election

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball responded to the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan announced by Governor Hogan today.  “Today the Governor provided an overview of benchmarks and phases to re-opening and recovery for Maryland,” said Ball. “Howard County will review these standards and they will guide our decisions for re-opening certain aspects of our community, like our parks, recreation centers, and playgrounds." “Today the Governor provided an overview of benchmarks...
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Executive Kittleman officially reopens the Loan Closet of Howard County

Executive Kittleman officially reopens the Loan Closet of Howard County

On June 15, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman officially reopened the Loan Closet of Howard County at its new location in the Long Reach Village Center. A clearinghouse of donated, refurbished medical and therapeutic equipment, the new location affords county residents greater access to this free equipment.
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