Education Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Public Schools Will Open Fully Virtual

The Frederick County Board of Education voted unanimously this evening to open fully virtual in August and continue through the first semester. The Superintendent and administration will be allowed to identify small groups of students who may need in-school instruction, and arrange to meet those needs. The Board also voted to postpone extra-curricular activities including fall sports until January. Dr. Teresa Alban, Superintendent of Schools, explained that superintendents have discussed having fall, winter, and spring sports all in the second semester. Each season would last six weeks. The Board of…

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Glade Valley Government Health 

Maryland Pauses Re-Opening, Expands Mask Requirements, and Discourages Travel to Hot Spots

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan paused further re-opening plans today. The pause is due to an increase of hospital beds in use by COVID patients and “a dramatic shift of cases” with 56% of new cases in Maryland among residents under 40 years of age. Maryland will not enter Phase Three of its Re-Opening Plan until further notice. Through contact tracing, the following activities were identified as the leading sources of infection in Maryland: 44% attended a family gathering, 23% attended house parties, and 21% attended outdoor events. Contact tracing found…

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Community Glade Valley Government 

Workforce, Affordable Senior Housing Opportunities Announced Along MD 26 and Ballenger Creek Pike

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced an initiative to help meet the need for housing that is affordable to seniors and Frederick County’s workforce. A Request for Proposals has been issued to affordable housing developers seeking proposals for two County-owned properties. The effort supports the Executive’s vision of advancing fairness and equity in the community, and creating affordable housing. Issued this week, the Request for Proposals seeks ideas for a 10-acre parcel at Sebastian Boulevard and Md. Route 26 in Dearbought, and 4.5 acres on Alan Linton Boulevard East…

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