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As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, volunteers, corporate partners, staff and the communities we serve.

Upon guidance from Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. Therefore, Junior Achievement is suspending all programming and events during this time.

As part of JA’s standard operating procedures, a janitorial company comes through our building every night to clean and disinfect all common areas, the restrooms, shared areas/offices, door knobs, door handles as well as JA BizTown. Additionally, we also provide community hand sanitizers throughout our lobby, office, and in JA BizTown. We are continuing to take all necessary precautions to ensure our facility is ready to go when programming resumes.

This is an evolving situation and we will re-evaluate upcoming programs and events after March 27 as necessary in coordination with our local school systems. We will send updates as more information becomes available. 

We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.

As a reminder, people can protect themselves against respiratory viruses, according to the Maryland Department of Health, by taking the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap & water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work or school.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice good health habits.

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