Monday is the "crossover" deadline, the date by which legislation is supposed to pass from one chamber to the other for further consideration. It will be a busy few days for the legislature, including weekend sessions, as committees move legislation. The annual operating budget is also headed to the House floor.
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The big news is that the state of Maryland could be supporting a Montgomery County mass vaccination site in Montgomery County, located at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College. The Governor and his staff have said the announcement of a site was premature but there could be more information next week.
Last week's email gave the mistaken impression that the Montgomery County Department of Health was not vaccinating those 65 and older. In fact, the County Department of Health is currently working their way through those pre-registered 65 and older. If you are 65 or older, make sure to pre-register with the County here.
If you are over 75 in Montgomery County and have not received an email to make a vaccination appointment, check your spam folder for an email. Otherwise, email C19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-2982. The County Department of Health's expectation is that they should be able to quickly book you for an appointment.
If you are over 65, you remain eligible at other vaccination outlets around the state. First, there is a new centralized registration system for the state's mass vaccination sites: https://onestop.md.gov/preregistration Second, I continue to recommend using https://mdvax.info to find a vaccination site and appointment availability.
As a reminder, the state has launched a Vaccination Support Center that is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and can be reached at 1-855-634-6829. I continue to recommend you read the vaccine-specific updates from my seat-mate, Delegate Ariana Kelly.
Here are some brief updates on some of the significant legislation for which we have received the most constituent communication:
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