Congressman Trone Convenes Calls with Western Maryland Local Officials and Hospital Leaders Amid COVID-19 Spikes Across the Region

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November 19, 2020
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

 

Congressman Trone Convenes Calls with Western Maryland Local Officials and Hospital Leaders Amid COVID-19 Spikes Across the Region

WASHINGTON -- This week, U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) convened calls with elected officials and medical leaders throughout Western Maryland to discuss the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and the steps we can take to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Trone has been working with local Western Maryland elected officials and medical leaders since March to determine the local needs of each county. Trone will continue to stay in touch with health officials and hospital leaders in the next coming days.

Trone has spoken with the following officials from each county in Western Maryland:

Washington County

  • Jeff Cline, President of the Washington County Board of Commissioners
  • Emily Keller, Mayor-elect of Hagerstown
  • Scott Nicewarner, City Administrator for the City of Hagerstown

Allegany County

  • Dave Caporale, County Commissioner
  • Jason Bennett, County Administrator
  • Ray Morriss, Mayor of Cumberland
  • Elizabeth Stahlman, City Administrator for the City of Frostburg

Garrett County

  • Kevin Null, County Administrator
  • Mark Boucot, Garrett Regional Medical Center CEO

“I heard from Western Maryland leaders this week about how they are dealing with the worst spike in COVID-19 cases that we’ve ever seen since the start of this pandemic,” said Congressman Trone. “Funds are running dry from the CARES money passed by Congress in March, and there will be serious consequences for first responders, small businesses, COVID testing capabilities, and broadband access, all of which could harm the health and economy of Western Marylanders for a long time to come. It’s outrageous that Congress and the Administration can’t come together to pass another relief package that our communities desperately need.”

Throughout the pandemic Trone has made it a top priority to listen to the needs of local leaders and communities and get resources out directly to constituents. He has held webinars on volunteerism, small business and nonprofit resources, how to safeguard yourself from COVID-19 scams, and mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak and hosted five telephone town halls on resources available to Marylanders during the pandemic. Trone’s 130-page resource guide has up-to-date information and includes national, state, and local resources for constituents. 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

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