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Maryland COVID-19 cases exceed 5,000

BALTIMORE, MD—The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland has surpassed the 5,000 mark. On Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Heath reported a total of 5,529 cases in Maryland, a one-day increase of 1,158 cases. There have been 124 COVID-19 deaths in Maryland, 1,106 hospitalizations, and 32,933 negative test results, according to MDH. There have been 652 confirmed cases in …


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Attorney General Frosh warns of CARES Act-related fraud schemes

BALTIMORE, MD—On March 27, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which aims to provide financial relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Key provisions of the act include direct payments to some individuals, based on income (a “stimulus check”); extended unemployment benefits; small business …


Governor Hogan: Baltimore-Washington corridor designated emerging COVID-19 hotspot [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon held a news conference from the Baltimore Convention Center in which he provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Hogan said that the makeshift field hospital at the Convention Center would be utilized for COVID-19 patients who needed to complete their care and fully recover. The makeshift hospital reduces the amount of …

Weis Markets donates $5,000 to Student Support Network

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A regional grocery chain has stepped up and made a donation to a local organization that helps students in need. Weis Markets has donated $5,000 to the Student Support Network. The Student Support Network helps students who are struggling with the effects of poverty and homelessness by donating food, clothing, school supplies, and personal care items. Weis made the …

Councilman Marks: No positive COVID-19 tests reported among employees at Nottingham post office

UPDATE 2: When NottinghamMD.com inquired about an online rumor claiming that an employee at this post office had been quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure, we received the following response from USPS: Consistent with the nondisclosure provisions of the Rehabilitation Act and Privacy Act, USPS Policy prohibits the disclosure of the information sought. UPDATE: NottinghamMD.com has reached out to the USPS …

Governor Hogan signs emergency order to protect nursing home residents, staff amid COVID-19 outbreak

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday enacted an emergency order to protect residents and staff at Maryland nursing home facilities, and bolster the state’s mitigation and suppression efforts amid outbreaks of COVID-19. Effective immediately, new directives will require facilities to direct all staff who interact with residents to wear personal protective equipment, create separate observation and isolation areas for residents, …

Governor Hogan announces financial relief initiatives for Marylanders, small businesses [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—In collaboration with Maryland’s financial institutions, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued an Executive Order and announced a series of financial relief initiatives to provide assistance to millions of consumers and small businesses who are facing economic hardships due to COVID-19. “As our state responds to this deadly public health emergency, Marylanders should not be worried about losing their …

Olszewski announces essential duty pay for Baltimore County first responders, public-facing employees

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the critical role first responders and other essential public-facing employees are playing in Baltimore County’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced an essential pay program for those employees. “Our public-facing employees are on the front lines of this crisis, and their extraordinary efforts deserve recognition and compensation,” Olszewski …