As you know, COVID-19 vaccines are just becoming available, with the first ones going to health care workers and nursing home residents. As production ramps up, more and more people will get vaccines, but the timing remains unclear. The Maryland Health Department sets priorities as long as supply is limited. And we have asked them to keep us and the public up to date on access.

If you have questions or need help, just call us or visit our website. We’ll get through this together.


— Jim, Joseline, Ben, and Mary

Find a testing site in your community.

The State, County, and private providers are offering COVID 19 testing on demand. Testing is important for each of our families and for our whole community. It's about our physical health and about our economic health. For our children to go back to school safely, and for all of us to go back to work sites safely, we need to make sure that we are not exposing others to the virus. 

Click here to find a test site near you.

Update on unemployment insurance

Starting on Friday, April 24th, self-employed independent contractors and gig workers and those who have exhausted benefits can file for unemployment benefits. 

Everyone, including federal employees and those who work out of state, can file online. 

Also, the State Department of Labor has added new Saturday hours for phone calls: 8am to 12 noon. 

Remember, benefits are retroactive to when you were laid off, not just to when you filed. 

For more details, click here.

Help with the virus crisis  

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FAQ for older adults 


The linked FAQ gives older adults answers from the Maryland Health Department on how to protect themselves and loved ones. 

We want to hear from you!

In recent months, we've been working hard to represent you on many important priorities, such as improving our schools, protecting our environment, making our neighborhoods safer, and fighting increases in electric rates and health insurance costs.

There's much more to be done, and we want to hear your ideas. Just contact us at 301-858-3141 or


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