News From Annapolis | June 11, 2020
Delegate Susan Krebs, District 5
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In This Issue:
  • Governor Hogan Lays Out Timeline for More Openings
  • Child Care Update
  • Having Issues With Your Stimulus/Economic Income Payments (EIP)?
  • Skyesville Named America's Best Main Street
  • COVID-19 Resources
Carroll County delegates, state senator call for state to lift restrictions on child care, summer camps
Adequate Child Care necessary for parents returning to work
Many child care facility operators, employees and families have contacted me about fully re-opening childcare facilities.   With the current Governor’s Order for groups being no larger than 10, childcare providers are only allowed to have a maximum of 9 children with 1 staff in a room - that has created a difficult ratio to be able to operate safely and economically. This is hardship for families and providers. The District 5 team sent a letter to State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon and the administration of Governor Larry Hogan, urging them to increase the capacity of children in child care facilities.  Read the District 5 Letter.

We were very pleased that the State Superintendent of Schools increased the limits on day care capacity yesterday, which is definitely a move in the right direction, but we are still not clear what science these new limits are based on. Our parents cannot return to work without childcare for their children.

Maryland Continues with Reopening
“While we are continuing to battle this deadly virus, we are also battling the health of small business and the thousands of Marylanders who have not been working and are struggling to make ends meet,”
-Governor Hogan
Governor Hogan Lays Out a Timeline for Indoor Restaurants,
Outdoor Amusements, Indoor Gyms, Casinos & Malls


  • INDOOR DINING. Restaurants can resume indoor operations at 50 percent capacity, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National Restaurant Association. Maryland Department of Health directives.  
  • OUTDOOR AMUSEMENTS. Outdoor amusements and rides, including miniature golf and go-kart tracks, may resume with appropriate health and safety protocols. Capacity restrictions at pools will be increased to 50 percent with strict safety guidelines still in place. Guidelines and best practices.


  • INDOOR FITNESS ACTIVITIES. After an extra week of sanitization and safety preparations, indoor gyms, martial arts, dance, and other indoor studio fitness activities may begin to safely reopen at 50 percent capacity with strict health, distancing, and sanitization measures. Guidelines and best practices.
  • CASINOS, ARCADES, AND MALLS. Casinos, arcades, and malls may also begin to resume operations with strict safety protocols. 


  • GRADUATION CEREMONIES. The governor is encouraging local school systems to plan and hold safe outdoor graduation ceremonies with appropriate capacity and social distancing measures in place.
  • SCHOOL BUILDINGS. School systems may now begin bringing small groups of students and staff into school buildings. School systems are encouraged to prioritize summer instruction for vulnerable populations. All nonpublic special education schools may reopen to serve students with disabilities.
  • CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. All child care providers may begin to reopen, and the number of individuals child care providers can have in one room has been expanded to a maximum of 15.
  • OUTDOOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS. Outdoor high school sports may begin to resume practice and training activities within the same guidelines that were previously announced for youth sports programs.

State officials are encouraging anyone who has recently attended peaceful demonstrations to get tested for COVID-19.

REOPENING GUIDANCE.  As additional industries and activities begin to resume, the Maryland Department of Commerce continues to develop and issue guidance and best practices to help businesses reopen safely. These resources are available at
Federal Stimulus Program -
Economic Impact Payments (EIP)
Letter from U.S. Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.:

Thank you for contacting me regarding stimulus payments through H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Getting money into the hands of individuals struggling with the economic fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic is one of the pillars of this legislation. I have provided some updated information on Economic Impact Payments (EIP), which provide direct federal payments to individuals. Read More

Some helpful links:

The IRS’s Non-Filers Tool can be found in the link below:

For more information on EIP debit cards and in-network ATMs please visit the following website:
The IRS has a web-based portal where taxpayers can check the status of their rebate.
Carroll County News -
Congratulations Sykesville!
Sykesville is America's Best Main Street
Sykesville, Maryland won America’s Main Street contest with an unprecedented number of votes – the town of 4,400 with 44 small businesses garnered more than 125,000 votes in the national contest run by Independent We Stand, an organization that supports and promotes small businesses, and is sponsored by Stihl.
Testing Sites in Carroll County
Testing for COVID-19 is important because it leads to quick identification of cases, quick treatment for those people and immediate isolation to prevent spread. In Carroll County we have four testing sites.


Call ahead for hours of availability.  All testing requires an appointment. 

For more information on  COVID-19 Testing in Carroll County.              
COVID-19 Resources
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