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March 23, 2020

Rep. David Trone: ‘We want to keep everybody informed’

WASHINGTON — Sixth District Congressman David Trone said he and his staff were available to provide answers about the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“We want to try to keep everybody informed about what’s happening in this time of crisis,” Trone said during a telephone interview on March 20. “We’re here. We want to make sure the folks in Garrett know we’re here.”

 

People who need information are invited to call his office at 301-926-0300.

 

“We won’t be able to answer every call (right away), but we’ll call you back the same day,” Trone said. “We’ll do the best we can to direct folks to get the answers they need.”

 

He reported his staff received hundreds of calls on March 19.

 

“Our team will be working up into the evening returning calls,” Trons said. “I told them, ‘No one goes home, every call gets returned.’ We can’t work miracles, but we can do the best we can.”

 

The congressman noted he recently hosted a telephone town hall meeting so that Sixth District residents could voice their concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

“We had over 15,000 constituents and five doctors,” Trone said, noting the importance of relying on the expertise of health care professionals.

 

More than 1,000 of the town hall participants requested his resource guide, which addresses the most commonly asked questions about the health crisis.

 

“We update it everyday,” he said.

 

The guide is available at trone.house.gov/covid19.