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Ovetta Wiggins
Reporter for The Washington Post, covering MD politics. Got a story? DM or ovetta.wiggins@washpost.com (Retweets are not necessarily endorsements)
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Robert McCartney 21h
Montgomery County backs down, so Hogan succeeds in allowing private schools to do in-person learning, despite health concerns.
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 6
Georgia teens shared photos of maskless students in crowded hallways. Now they’re suspended.
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Rachel Chason Aug 6
Maryland is dead last when it comes the covid-19 inspections that were required by to be completed by July 31. CMS puts the rate at 55%, and Hogan's office at 75%. Either way, it's still behind Alaska, which has 2nd worst rate at 80% From me &
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Erin Cox Aug 5
Dear Baltimore, See below. Thoughts?
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Rebecca Tan Aug 5
And the plot thickens: Montgomery's top health official issues a *second* health order, citing a different law, to bar private schools from resuming in-person teaching before Oct. 1:
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Rebecca Tan Aug 5
Montgomery's health officer says he's not ready to rescind his order on private schools. In presser today, he emphasized (somewhat exasperatedly) that county's daily cases are still too high to resume in-person teaching.
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New Jersey Aug 5
_____________ | the mask | | goes over | | your nose | ------------ (\__/) || (•ㅅ•) || /   づ
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Brian Witte Aug 5
Cuomo takes over governors group as virus batters states:
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 4
Replying to @amanda_hirsch
I’ll send you one.
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 4
Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana, Massachussetts form pact for rapid coronavirus tests (via ⁦⁩)
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 4
You can DM me.
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Hannah Natanson Aug 3
Aaaand the school reopening lawsuits begin — parents have sued in federal court to overturn an order that aimed to close Montgomery Country private schools, including the one attended by Barron Trump. W/ :
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Erin Cox Aug 3
In a blistering letter to elections officials, Md quotes Barack Obama, accuses them of disenfranchising and risking health of minority voters, and demands explanation within 48 hours.
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 3
Replying to @MileahKromer
Happy Birthday!
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 3
. calls Hogan’s move an overreach that hurts local health department’s ability to prevent outbreaks.
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Rebecca Tan Aug 3
Some background on Travis Gayles, the health officer going up against Hogan: * D.C.'s medical officer for two years before MoCo * Pediatrician by training * Passionate about health equity () * Imposed mask mandate before Maryland
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 3
Lawmakers begin responding to Hogan’s executive order barring local health departments from having a final say on the reopening schools. Here is the Senate President.
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 3
Hogan curtails power of local health officers to order blanket school closures (via ⁦⁩)
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Pete Gilbert Aug 3
Maryland public high school sports postponed fall AND winter seasons per
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Ovetta Wiggins Aug 2
An Arizona superintendent on safely reopening schools: 'It's a fantasy'
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