News From Annapolis | March 17 2020
Delegate Susan Krebs, District 5
Maryland Primary Changed to June -
Governor Hogan's March 17, 2020 Update
Coronavirus - Unprecedented Territory!
In a matter of days, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered our routines and activities. We are in unprecedented territory and dealing with the effects on our families, communities and businesses.

As a member on the House Government and Operations Committee , I am committed to working with the Governor, his staff, fellow legislators and Carroll County leaders to provide the resources necessary as we face this extraordinary time.

House Minority Leader Nic Kipke said “When we face a common enemy, we pull together. Don’t panic. The legislators in this General Assembly, with this governor and administration, are working tirelessly to bring resources necessary to address this crisis.”

In the first time since the Civil War, the Maryland General Assembly will end its 90-day session two weeks ahead of schedule on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Annapolis complex is a hub of activity with legislators in both the House and Senate, their staff, the Governor and his administration, other elected officials, lobbyists, and the press. There are concerns over the spread of the disease and Sine Die (the final adjournment of session without adjourning to a specific time or date) will be this Wednesday. At least eleven other States have postponed their legislative sessions.
 
We are listening and passing House and Senate bills, however our main focus before Sine Die is the Constitutional requirement of the Legislature - to pass a Balanced Budget.

With the unfinished business, plans are to reconvene in May for a Special Session.

Wishing you and your family wellness during this time,

Susan
Maryland Citizen's Health Initiative!
Emergency Special Enrollment Period Begins
The Maryland Health Connection started a  new Special Enrollment Period   open to uninsured Marylanders who need health coverage during the State of Emergency for Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared by Governor Larry Hogan. We applaud Governor Hogan and the Maryland Health Connection. In this crisis it is essential that uninsured Marylanders get coverage so that they can get the care they need -- for their safety, and for all of us.

Visit  MarylandHealthConnection.gov  or download the free “Enroll MHC” mobile app. Request or select “Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period.” Free help is available by calling 1-855-642-8572 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. 

Enrollment goes through Wednesday, April 15. Coverage selected during this time will have a start date of April 1, 2020, regardless of the date of enrollment.
See media coverage  of the Special Enrollment Period and our  media statement.
COLLEGE BOUND?
$$ for High School Seniors in Carroll County
"I was a recipient of the Delegate Susan W. Krebs Scholarship in 2019, and it was of great help to me, thank you very much! "
Delegate Krebs' Scholarship
I f you are a resident of District 5 and are a High School student, you are eligible to apply for the Delegate Susan Krebs' Scholarship. All Carroll County seniors, planning to attend a Maryland college or university, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline Soon! - March 27, 2020

2020 Census - Why Is It Important?
The 2020 Census is more important than ever!
The Census 2020 will begin across the nation on April 1, 2020. Census information provides the basis for federal funding for many programs - education, workforce development, transportation infrastructure and more. In 2010, Carroll County had the highest respondent percentage in the State! Collected information is kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only.
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