Coronavirus Update: March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020

Dear Friend,

I’m writing to share some new information and the latest developments regarding our efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Last night, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), an economic relief package that will provide American families with financial stability and security amid the coronavirus pandemic. This package builds on the $8.3 billion in emergency funding passed by Congress and signed into law last week to help federal, state and local governments fight the virus and keep Americans safe.

I also wanted to let you know about several new developments in Maryland:

  • Special Open Enrollment Period: In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – our state’s health insurance marketplace – will hold a special open enrollment period. From Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, April 15, Maryland residents without health insurance can sign-up and get covered. For more information see here.
  • Reduced WMATA Services: Beginning on Monday, March 16, Metro will reduce the frequency of its train and bus services. This may impact Maryland commuters who are unable to telework. For more information, see here.

As always, you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates and information about the outbreak.

You can also find useful resources on my website.

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Congressman John Sarbanes
Maryland’s Third Congressional District