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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, mortality rates continue to decline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and mortality rates continued to fall as hospitalizations rose over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 23, 2020, there have been 138,691 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 3,201,774 …


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Governor Hogan announces $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon announced the $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative,’ which will provide funding from the Rainy Day Fund to directly assist restaurants, small businesses, local entertainment venues, arts organizations, and Main Streets across the state. The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to $500 million. “This …


Olszewski sets target of 5,000 new trees by Earth Day 2021

TOWSON, MD—Exactly six months prior to Earth Day 2021, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday called on Baltimore County homeowners and property owners to convert underutilized lawn space to attractive wooded areas in an effort to reduce greenhouse gasses and increase the County’s tree canopy. Announcing a target of 5,000 new trees for Earth Day next year, he encouraged landowners …

Baltimore County adding 31 additional election ballot drop boxes, to provide live-stream of ballot counting

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County this week provided an update on the upcoming November 3 General Election. The Baltimore County Board of Elections received over 230,000 requests for mail-in ballots. Over 75,000 ballots have already been submitted and received by the Baltimore County Board of Elections. The Board is currently projecting an overall turnout of about 419,000 residents, In early October, Baltimore …

Perry Hall woman recognized for 50 years of service to Girl Scouts

PERRY HALL, MD—A Perry Hall woman has been recognized for 50 years of service to the community. On Tuesday evening, Delegate Joe Boteler and Councilman David Marks recognized Gladys Friedel for a half-century of service to the Girl Scouts of America. Friedel has served as a mentor to thousands of Girl Scouts in northeastern Baltimore County. She is also a …

U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI warn Marylanders about election misinformation

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office on Tuesday issued a warning to educate voters about the dangers of misinformation about the time, place, and manner of voting in Maryland. The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section …

Maryland adds 18,200 jobs in September

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 18,200 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 7.2% in September. In the last five months, Maryland has gained a total of 194,900 jobs, with 201,300 jobs gained in the private sector. While private …

Governor Hogan announces Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. “In anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine, Maryland stands ready to order, distribute, and administer it effectively and rapidly as soon as a vaccine becomes available,” said Governor …