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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to host virtual town hall to answer residents’ coronavirus questions

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and other officials will host a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to answer coronavirus questions and address residents’ concerns.

An additional 44 cases of coronavirus were reported in Maryland on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 288; in Howard County, there are currently 26 confirmed cases.

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Ball will discuss local response, upcoming elections and the census, according to a county news release.

“I want the Howard County community to know that our government is working tirelessly to keep our public safe and informed,” Ball said in a statement. “We’re hosting this town hall to provide updates, clarity and reassurance to our residents as we face this challenge.”

Other Howard County officials joining Ball include: Michael Martirano, Howard County Public School System superintendent; Lisa Myers, police chief; Bill Anuszewski, acting fire chief; Mike Hinson, deputy director of the Office of Emergency Management; Maura Rossman, Howard County health officer; Raul Delerme, director of the Department of Recreation and Parks; Jackie Scott, director of the Department of Community Resources and Services; Sameer Sidh, the county executive’s chief of staff; and Larry Twele, CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority.

Residents who wish to participate can call 855-756-7520, ext. 57556#. Residents can also pre-register by signing up online. The event will be livestreamed at facebook.com/HoCoGovExec.

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