Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City Council bill would require essential businesses pay workers premium during pandemic

The Baltimore City Council wants businesses to pay essential employees a premium for working during the pandemic, a measure that proposes to put an extra $10 to $25 per shift in people’s wallets.
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BBJ: CareFirst CEO ‘implores’ businesses to continue remote work, even after economy reopens

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Brian D. Pieninck is encouraging Baltimore's businesspeople to continue working remotely "well beyond" when local leaders give clearance to reopen the economy.
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BBJ: Here’s how Baltimore, Hopkins, UMMS and CareFirst are fighting Covid-19 with data

The Baltimore City Health Department is working closely with some of the largest local players in the health care industry to track and share data that could prove critical in the city's fight against COVID-19.
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The Daily Record: Cardin, Van Hollen: New PPP funding unlikely to be the last

Maryland’s two U.S. senators said April 22,  that a second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program will help businesses unable to secure loans before the previous funding dried up and that more stimulus measures are expected as the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, GBC President & CEO, regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 30 Stay-At-Home order

While Governor Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order may create more hardship for businesses, employers and employees, it is meant to ensure that Maryland can respond aggressively to the COVID-19 pandemic and enable us bounce back when the crisis subsides.
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The Daily Record: Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

More than 42,300 people filed first-time unemployment claims in Maryland, a number that vastly exceeds the highest period of claims during the Great Recession.
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The AFRO: Newsmaker Speaker Series: The Novel COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global community has been put on halt. Severe safety precautions, federal regulated distancing and the closing of public entities have all been efforts to decelerate the spread of  COVID-19.
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