July 17, 2020
School re-opening plans have leapt to the headlines, with an eye toward distanced, remote, and hybrid offerings. The August 14 deadline for all local Maryland school systems to send their reopening plans to the Maryland State Department of Education is quickly approaching. Local boards of education have been releasing information on plans for the 2020-2021 school year. While a number of counties have yet to make a formal announcement, some have announced hybrid plans that allow for alternating classroom days, while others have opted for fully virtual fall semesters. Conduit Street has your latest coverage on this issue as it continues to break.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast , Beth Blauer joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson to discuss the role of quality data in helping governments make informed decisions in order to protect public health and support local businesses and workers. Beth also discusses her role in developing and maintaining the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Case Tracker -- which government agencies, public health departments, the public, and news outlets regularly rely on for the latest updates on the confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries connected to the pandemic.
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
Montgomery County Reminds Residents Food Assistance is Available Through 3-1-1 Helpline
Prince George's Hosts Drive-Up Census Count Event w/Free Food, PPE, & School Supplies
Queen Anne's Reminds Residents/Visitors of COVID Guidelines at Beaches/Parks

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner, BGE , continues their commitment to Maryland's counties by installing six new electric vehicle charging stations on Harford County Government property, at no cost to the county.

Now that Harford County residents are out driving more, drivers of electric vehicles are reminded they can use any of the six new electric vehicle charging stations –two in Bel Air and four in Fallston –installed earlier this year on Harford County government properties.

At no cost to the county, BGE installed the stations earlier this year to provide electric vehicle drivers with 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week access to them. The six stations on Harford County properties are part of Exelon’s EVsmart charging network among Maryland utilities, including BGE, Pepco and Delmarva Power. BGE owns, services and monitors the stations.

“We’re proud to join the network of charging stations for EV drivers in Harford County and support clean energy solutions to protect our environment,” County Executive Barry Glassman said.
Pictured at the EV charging station in Bel Air, from left, front row: BGE representative Andrew Varney; Billy Boniface, chief advisor to Harford County Executive Glassman; County Executive Barry Glassman; BGE representatives Chanel Rhoads-Reed and Joe Picarelli; Back Row: BGE representatives Kristy Fleischmann Groncki and Ammanuel Moore
For more information on BGE's initiatives, visit their website .

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