Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

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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MEMA launches COVID-19 rumor control page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Information Technology, on Tuesday launched the Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control Page. Marylander residents can access the new page here. “As part of the State Response to COVID-19, MEMA stood up its Joint Information Center to provide the right information to …


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 …

How to support local farmers, restaurants during stay-at-home order

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Food and agriculture businesses remain essential under Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order; including grocery stores, farmers markets, farm stands, and restaurants offering carry-out and delivery service. In compliance with the governor’s order, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s marketing program, Maryland’s Best, is working to connect Marylanders with farmers and seafood producers providing fresh, local food products. The …

UMMS announces universal mask-wearing policy at all facilities due to COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—As part of its ongoing preparedness and response effort regarding COVID-19 and in order to protect patients, staff and visitors, the University of Maryland Medical System has implemented a Universal Masking Policy for all 13 System hospitals and other UMMS healthcare facilities beginning Monday, April 6 at 7 a.m. and continuing until further notice. The Universal Masking Policy will …

Maryland Department of Health announces appointment-only COVID-19 testing at additional VEIP sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local health departments, and private partners, will continue to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program sites throughout this week and expand the number of sites available for testing appointments. There will be a total of five VEIP …

Towsontown Spring Festival 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—The 2020 Towsontown Spring Festival has been postponed. The Towson Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday morning that the annual festival had been postponed amid COVID-19 concerns. Here is the full statement from the Towson Chamber: We are sad to inform you that due to COVID-19 we have to postpone the 2020 Towsontown Spring Festival scheduled for May 2 …

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 …