The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) - the statewide teachers' union organization - has put together a set of resources and an FAQ for educators operating in a very challenging environment both personally and professionaly.
With the federal government failing to adequately address the needs of health workers and local businesses, community groups have stepped up to raise money to support their friends and neighbors. Here in Montgomery County, two GoFundMe campaigns are working to support health workers at Holy Cross Hospital and local restaurants in general.
Supporting Holy Cross Hospital workers:
Supporting low income residents and local restaurants (led by Silver Spring Cares):
The office of State Delegate Lorig Charkoudian (D20) put together a fantastic set of resources regarding food distribution and other community resources for Amharic speakers (with thanks to Everyday Canvassing).
The Baltimore Sun last week carried an opinion piece from an Asian American Poolesville High School student about dealing with the dual stresses of anti-Asian xenophobia and the virus itself.