COVID-19

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | COVID-19

Report: Nursing homes endure massive PPE shortages

Baltimore -- Maryland nursing homes, along with thousands nationwide, have horrific shortages of masks, gowns and other items they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19. 

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation and Frontier Group | COVID-19

NURSING HOME SAFETY DURING COVID: PPE SHORTAGES

Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are dealing with horrific shortages of masks, gowns and other items they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19. And seven months into this pandemic, the shortages have actually become much worse.

With Election Day coming up, here's a tip guide for what to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19

“Home Safe for the Holidays” initiative launched to promote a safe holiday season

Baltimore - At the time of year that many Marylanders usually start making holiday travel plans, the consumer advocacy group, Maryland PIRG, is launching the “Home Safe for the Holidays” initiative. The campaign calls on Gov. Hogan to ensure Maryland reaches the testing levels needed to suppress the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so that people can gather more safely over the upcoming holidays. 

Home safe for the holidays

By | Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington and Dr. Syra Madad detail how people can safely gather this holiday season in the era of COVID-19.

Why can I still buy toxic hand sanitizer?

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The FDA doesn’t have the authority to stop retailers from selling dangerous over-the-counter products such as toxic hand sanitizer. Our safety system is broken, and we need to fix it. 

Tenant protections from eviction and utility cutoffs vary by state

By | Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

The CDC implemented the eviction freeze on Sept. 4 to reduce the number of people on the streets who could get infected with and spread the COVID-19 virus. Landlords and other groups filed lawsuits attempting to strike down the halt on evictions, so the future of the policy remains uncertain.

Choosing the best way to pay: Cash, credit cards, debit cards, P2P, checks or online payments

Cash has long been king. That hasn’t changed during the pandemic, despite the push by some merchants to discourage customers from paying with cash.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - COVID-19

Support us

Your donation supports Maryland PIRG's work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.

Consumer Alerts

Join our network and stay up to date on our campaigns, get important consumer updates, and take action on critical issues.
Optional Member Code



Maryland PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.