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Governor Hogan receives COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday morning. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford also received his vaccine at the State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s leaders received their first dose Moderna vaccine on Monday. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and …


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Hot Pockets recalled due to glass, plastic contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Nestlé is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot Pockets products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week. The frozen Hot Pockets products were produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020. The product has a shelf …


Baltimore County releases COVID-19 vaccine registration form

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As Maryland prepares to move into Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when there are available appointments. “We will vaccinate as many of our residents as possible and we will do …

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate falls, hospitalizations drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate fell and total hospitalizations dropped over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 15, 2021, there have been 320,739 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 6,352,475 tests, including more than …

Governor Hogan announces expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Marylanders 65 and older

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced expanded eligibility for all Marylanders 65 and over to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines this month. The state will make 50,000 doses available next week to hospitals, county health departments, and federally qualified health centers to launch clinics focused on elderly populations. “A return to a sense of normalcy has been made possible by …

Water main break reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—A water main break in the Parkville area has left several residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 8100-block of Harris Avenue (21234). Thirty customers and two hydrants are currently without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the area.

BCPS meal distribution schedule to be affected by Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

TOWSON, MD—The usual Monday and Wednesday meal distribution schedule for Baltimore County Public Schools will be altered during the week of January 18 – 22, 2021 due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18th. Due to the closure of the school system on Monday, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute meals next week on Wednesday, January …