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Pandemic likely contributed to overdose fatalities in Montgomery County, Maryland

Opioid-related deaths in Montgomery County increased 34% through the first quarter of 2020. Experts attribute the increase to pandemic related stressors and lack of access to treatment due to pandemic shutdowns. According to preliminary data provided by the Vital Statistics … Continue reading Pandemic likely contributed to overdose fatalities in Montgomery County, Maryland

Updates: Montgomery County Restaurant lawsuit against indoor dining ban will be heard Wednesday

The lawsuit against Montgomery County’s most recent indoor dining ban brought by the Restaurant Association of Maryland with several local restaurants signing on as Plaintiffs will be heard on Wednesday. Despite contact tracing data showing that many cases within Montgomery … Continue reading Updates: Montgomery County Restaurant lawsuit against indoor dining ban will be heard Wednesday

Montgomery County Restaurants join Restaurant Association of Maryland’s lawsuit against Montgomery County

According to Bethesda Beat reporting, 35 restaurants in Montgomery County have signed on to the lawsuit brought forth by the Restaurant Association of Maryland. RAM successfully reversed a similar order in Anne Arundel County so they have moved to reverse … Continue reading Montgomery County Restaurants join Restaurant Association of Maryland’s lawsuit against Montgomery County

COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are now available in Maryland on iOS and Android devices

COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are now available for Maryland. The notification system is an API developed by Apple and Google in conjunction with health departments to help alert individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. For privacy reasons, these alerts … Continue reading COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are now available in Maryland on iOS and Android devices

OPINION: Maryland’s General Assembly Needs to Act Now to Avoid Economic Nightmare

Facts are stubborn things, once quipped the bard Shakespeare. And so they are. There are two important, stubborn facts facing Marylanders today. First is that a global pandemic has reached our shores, and we are now in a state of emergency, both in Maryland and nationwide. The second is that, whether we like it or not, our citizen-legislature has less than a month to pass law before their work comes to an end for a year.  The first fact is avoidable, but with our federal government response in disarray, likely all the same. The second one is inevitable; we do … Continue reading OPINION: Maryland’s General Assembly Needs to Act Now to Avoid Economic Nightmare