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My family is relocating to the York area or northern MD during the summer. I currently live in Texas where homeschool laws are simple. My children have never ever entered the school system. I’m concerned that I may miss something, register late, not teach all the subjects or not do something to the evaluators liking and have truancy all over my case. I have 5 kiddos to boot and it seems like an awful lot of work for each of them. Im more inclined to move to Maryland because of this. However, because we are not familiar with either area, the plan is to rent near York/Harrisburg for a while then figure out where we really want to be. Right now, I’m making homeschool plans to be in PA for atleast the first year. Please give me insight into the laws and what I need to do to make sure I’m compliant. For ex, when do I need to submit affidavits? What if we are staying in a hotel for the first month or so? What if we end up moving after the school year began? What if we move before it ends? I know, so many variables! Would also like info on co-ops in the area, a la carte Co-op high school classes, homeschool youth sports and dance, foreign language, field trips. Any insight would be much appreciated! Natasha
From CPSC https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/hallmark-recalls-candles-due-to-fire-and-laceration-hazards “Recall Details Description: This recall involves the frosted balsam soy blend jar candles. The scented candles are green and have three wicks. The candle’s glass jar measures about 5 inches high and 4.5 inches in diameter and has a metal top. Hallmark, frosted balsam and an image of a snowy pine cone appear on the front of the candle. Date code 9211D, SKU code XKT1747 and UPC code 763795556991 appear on a white label on the candle’s underside. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price and a $10 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 6 reports of the glass jar breaking, resulting in fire damage to nearby items. No injuries have been reported. Sold Exclusively At: Norman’s Hallmark stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from September 2019 through December 2019 for about $28. Distributor(s): Hallmark Marketing Company LLC, of Kansas City, Mo. Manufactured In: United States Recall number: 20-047”
From CDC https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/eggs-12-19/index.html “As of December 17, 2019, a total of seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from five states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found on the Map of Reported Cases page. Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from April 10, 2017, to November 12, 2019. Ill people range in age from less than 1 to 82 years, with a median age of 75. Seventy-one percent of ill people are male. Of six ill people with information available, four hospitalizations have been reported. One death has been reported from Texas. One illness was reported in a newborn who was infected with Listeria while the mother was pregnant, but the newborn survived. Investigation of the Outbreak Epidemiologic and laboratory evidenceindicates that bulk hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, are a likely source of this outbreak. In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposuresin the month before they became ill. Of the five people for whom information was available, four (80%) reported eating products containing eggs. Three of these people reported eating hard-boiled eggs in deli salads purchased from grocery stores and in salads eaten at restaurants. In the PulseNet database, CDC noted two environmental samples from February 2019 that are closely related genetically to bacteria from ill people in this outbreak. FDA reports that these samples were taken during a routine inspection of the Almark Foods facility. These results provide additional evidence that people in this outbreak got sick from eating hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods. Investigators are continuing to collect records from grocery stores and restaurants where ill people reported eating hard-boiled eggs. Investigations are ongoing to determine and document the distribution and production chain, as well as the source of hard-boiled eggs to the locations reported by ill people. CDC is concerned that bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, are contaminated with Listeria and have made people sick. These products were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by food service operators. The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.”