Education, Health, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County health department, school system announce start of COVID-19 vaccine program for county school employees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Baltimore County Public Schools have announced the start of a COVID-19 vaccine program for BCPS employees, starting Friday, January, 22nd. Due to the national challenges with vaccine distribution and availability, the nearly 20,000 employees of BCPS will be offered vaccines in an order related to their direct contact with students. Members of …


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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 …


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 …

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 …

Belkin recalls portable wireless chargers due to fire, shock hazards

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Belkin is recalling various wireless chargers and stands due to possible fire and shock hazards. The company says there is a manufacturing defect in the power supply unit that can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards. This recall involves the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. This product is a power …

Governor Hogan: COVID-19 UK variant found in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that UK variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Maryland. The strain is commonly known as B-117. The governor stated that two individuals (a couple) from Anne Arundel have been diagnosed with the variant.  One of the individuals had recently returned from travel abroad. The two individuals are now in isolation and contact …

Olszewski unveils legislative agenda for 2021 General Assembly session

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the fight for school construction and transformational education funding the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 General Assembly session. The continued push for education funding will be part of a robust agenda that also includes policies to protect the environment, replicate Baltimore County’s police reform model, and …