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COVID-19 update from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on January 17th

On Friday, we officially marked 10 months since we saw the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Howard County. Our HoCo RISE recovery plan provides data points that are specific to Howard County, our hospital, and our infrastructure to combat COVID-19. We have now surpassed our goal of administering 6,500 tests per week for 27 consecutive weeks. Residents are encouraged...

Less Plastics Please In Howard County Wants You To Rat Out Businesses Not Enforcing The Plastic Bag Fee / Tax

A local special interest group is asking residents to "rat out" businesses that are not enforcing the plastic bag fee / tax in Howard County. Less Plastics Please posted the following on social media today: HoCo Peeps! The Bag Bill is only as strong as the enforcement. If you see a violation, it is critical to report it. Here is...

Carroll County COVID-19 Positivity Rate Falls Below 7% For The First Time Since Christmas Day

Carroll County has seen a recent drop in COVID-19 positivity rate and it is now being reported that the 7 day rolling average is 6.82% for January 15th (reported on January 16th). This is the first time since Christmas day that the positivity rate has fallen below 7%. Here is a chart showing the data from the state and...

Mid January Hot Stocks: FRSX, CRSP, CURLF and EVGN

My family and some friends are playing a Stock Market Fantasy game in 2021. It is a good way for us to stay connected and have some fun this next year (plus hopefully learn a thing or two). I am planning to document some of the good and bad stocks we pick each month. Here are some stocks in various players portfolios...

Howard County Executive To Provide A COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update on January 19th

The following is taken from the Howard County Executive social media account on January 16th: I want the message to be clear – when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately. We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start...

Howard County Health Department Expands Staffing for Large-scale Vaccination Efforts

In response to the need for large-scale community COVID-19 vaccinations, the Howard County Health Department is working with Howard County Government, partner agencies, volunteers and students to expand its vaccination workforce. Ongoing staff recruitment, hiring and training efforts will ensure the County can meet capacity needs as significant vaccination efforts begin. The Health Department estimates there are up to 15,000...

New Ballot Issue Committee in Howard County created to Repeal CB63-2020, Sanctuary County

A new Ballot Issue Committee has been established: Citizens for a Strong and Safe Howard County in Opposition of CB 63-2020. This committee was established on December 29, 2020. The listed Chairperson of this committee is Lisa Marie Fenton Kim. You can see the information I have about this committee here (click image below to view full PDF): The committee does have...

Carroll County Board of Commissioner Stephen Wantz ascended to the role of Board Chair for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Commissioner Wantz Becomes Board Chair of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council Carroll County Board of Commissioner Stephen Wantz, District 1, ascended to the role of Board Chair for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC). Commissioner and Board Chair Wantz presided over his first Board of Directors meeting this morning. Commissioner Wantz has been involved with the BMC since 2015. The mission of the...

Governor Hogan Announces more than $1.6 Million in Emergency Relief for Music and Entertainment Venues in Howard County

As part of the announcement "Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Emergency Relief for Music and Entertainment Venues" the Howard County allocation will be $1,640,259 for four entertainment venues and one live entertainment promoters: Capital Jazz Productions Promoter - $82,629 The Chrysalis Entertainment Venue - $139,175 Drama Learning Center Entertainment Venue - $449,943 Merriweather Post Pavilion Entertainment Venue -...

The Howard County Delegation will hold its first meeting of the 2021 session on January 20th

The Howard County Delegation will hold its first meeting of the 2021 session at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  A copy of the agenda is below. This meeting will be held virtually and will be streamed live on YouTube.  The live stream will be accessible through the Maryland General Assembly website home page (http://mgaleg.maryland.gov).  Scroll down to Today’s...