The Next Generation 9-1-1 Commission
I chair met virtually
last week to approve 23 recommendations for our 3rd annual report. We focused on supporting the mental health of 9-1-1 Specialists; updating our Geographic Information Systems
to better pinpoint the location of callers; and other critical issues to modernize our 9-1-1 services in order to save lives. In addition, I was able to persuade Comptroller Franchot to finally conduct audits
on the collection of 9-1-1 fees as required by our emergency legislation.
Cracking Down on COVID
- Closing bars and restaurants at 10pm;
- Suspending visiting hours at hospitals and nursing homes; and
- Prohibiting fans from attending professional or collegiate sporting events.
Other restrictions are already in effect in Montgomery County, which remains in Phase Two. Check out my website
for a comprehensive review and other pandemic resources.
Now more than ever, it is extremely important to wear a mask any time you leave the house. COVID cases continue to surge in our area, as well as across the country. Wearing a mask is the most effective method to reduce the spread. Please stay safe!
Cheryl C. Kagan
State Senator, District 17
(Rockville & Gaithersburg)
PS: There’s only one week left to apply for my spring semester Senatorial Scholarship
! The deadline is Monday, November 30th at 5 pm