November 13, 2020
COVID Surge Drives New Rules, Relief Efforts
Maryland is facing a vexing surge of coronavirus, with positive tests and serious cases both driving toward a “danger zone,” in Governor Hogan’s words. His urging for Marylanders to redouble their seriousness was accompanied by new State and county actions. Local jurisdictions are setting tighter standards, and - further still - are promoting new or extended relief programs for local businesses and restaurants.

Conduit Street has your coverage – including the discouraging “travel map” of the many states subject to travel warnings.


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Jennifer Diercksen joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson to discuss the ins and outs of municipal bond ratings — including the role of ratings agencies in assessing creditworthiness; the factors that influence interest rates, investment appetite, and bond pricing; and the differences between short-term and long-term debt ratings. LISTEN
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode:
Counties In Action
Montgomery celebrates new mural in tribute to former slave community and their fight for access to basic infrastructure, like streetlights
Allegany honors the late Alex Trebek, who once filmed a segment on trains for Jeopardy at the Western MD Scenic Railroad
Balt Co employees and Harford Park Community Association remove trash and debris from a local stream during community clean up event

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner Cigna, sponsored today's session on
"Building Resiliency for Tomorrow"
Speaker Sandra Shaklan, LCSW-C and Clinical Behavioral Account Manager for Cigna, presented a live webinar today on building resilience.

Using Cigna's Resiliency Study, Shaklan presented data and trends showing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental and behavioral health. She discussed the hallmarks of resiliency, how to cultivate it among employees and managers, tools available, and the dire and costly effects of ignoring low-resilience in your workplace and community.

Interested in learning more about resiliency?

Missed today's live session but want to catch the recording?

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