Frederick County, Loudon County, Montgomery County discussed on Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson


Morning, everyone. I'm John Matthews for the second time in recent days, a major area school system Is reporting dark results concerning all virtual learning in schools. Montgomery County reporting that in one category, the failure rate has grown sixfold this year, compared to last black and Hispanic students living near the poverty line or struggling the most, along with English language learners. Fairfax County reported similar results just a few days ago. The challenges prompted several local school systems, including Loudon and Prince William to press ahead with getting kids back into classrooms. Despite the dramatic rise in covert cases, like most of the area, Frederick County it's seeing Cove it's spreading out of control. County executive Jan Gardner says she does not want to impose more restrictions on residents and businesses. But she is doing more to enforce their restrictions that are in place. The county and the Health Department have hired. National people to help do enforcement for gathering size for the mass mandate for all these business limitations that are out there, most of them coming from the governor. The county seven day average load of new cases has tripled in the past month, D C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the amount of covert vaccine being allotted to the city by the Trump Administration just won't cut it. A lot meant that we would receive would not cover all of her health care workers, so we will keep pushing on to get the resource Says that we need formula for distributing vaccine is based on population. So, D C is said to get 6800 doses initially, but the city has 85,000 health care workers and most of them live in Maryland in Virginia. Federal cares. Act funding runs out at the end of the month, and that's threatening many local nonprofit agencies. We are definitely seeing an increase in domestic violence. Dr. Judy Hanley, executive director of the Loudon Abused Women's Shelter. We have been very fortunate during this time until December, 30th To get support from Loudon County government through the cares act, but adds after December, 30th were unsure of how we will be able to manage all of the costs. Barbara Brute.

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