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MDOD Newsletter                                                                         June 11, 2020
More Re-Openings Scheduled

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With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan announced additional safe and phased reopenings through Stage Two of the 'Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.'

Effective this Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m., indoor dining will be able to resume at restaurants across the state at 50% capacity with distancing and strict public health requirements. Also effective this Friday at 5:00, outdoor amusements and rides, miniature golf, and go-kart tracks may resume with appropriate health and safety protocols. Capacity restrictions at outdoor pools will increase to 50%.

Effective one week later, beginning next Friday, June 19 at 5:00, indoor gyms and other studio fitness activities may begin to safely reopen at 50% capacity with strict health, distancing, and sanitization measures. Casinos, arcades, and malls will also be able to begin resuming operations with strict safety protocols.

New Transportation Policy Director

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Help us welcome Bong Delrosario to the MDOD team as the new Transportation Policy Director beginning June 3rd!

Mr. Delrosario started in the IT field earning a Bachelor of Science in IT/Networking from University of Phoenix before transitioning to a career in the disability field.  Most recently he worked as a recruiter for the League of People with Disabilities and, prior to that, served as an Outreach Specialist with the IMAGE Center.  In addition, Bong brings a strong passion for serving people, especially those in the disability community, and direct experience advocating for more accessible transportation. 

He can be reached by email at  
Stimulus Payments Info Sheets

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Do you have questions about any stimulus payments and how they impact any eligibility requirements?  The Maryland ABLE Program, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, Developmental Disabilities Administration and MDOD developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addressing concerns and how a Maryland ABLE account can help.  

Access the document on the MD ABLE website:  FAQ COVID-19 Stimulus Payment

We Need To Hear From You!! 
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The Maryland Department of Disabilities is requesting input as it works to develop the 2020-2023 State Disabilities Plan. The Department of Disabilities wants to hear from Marylanders with disabilities, families, service providers, and professionals who work with and advocate for people with disabilities.  WE NEED YOUR INPUT!!!

Please complete the 2020-2023 State Disabilities Plan Stakeholder Survey and help guide the direction and priorities of the state plan by clicking the below link. For questions, further information, or to request this information in an alternative format please email or call 410.767.3660.  

Use this link to complete the survey: SURVEY LINK

Maryland Health Exchange 
deadline expires next week!
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Need health insurance?  The Maryland Health Connection is having a special enrollment period from now until June 15th.  For more information, visit their website