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Baltimore County to host webinar on recovery for hospitality, tourism sector

TOWSON, MD—On Thursday, September 24, County Executive Johnny Olszewski will host a panel of industry leaders and advocates to provide an update on the state of Baltimore County’s hospitality and tourism industry and offer their insights on how these businesses can adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. “These small businesses are integral in making Baltimore County’s communities vibrant and diverse, and …


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

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, September 18, there have been 119,062 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,324,252 tests. The statewide positivity rate …


Maryland Department of Health launches virtual live diabetes education series

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes in Maryland. Diabetes is the …

Wildfire smoke continues to bring hazy skies to Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As reported on Monday, smoke from the wildfires on the west coast is causing hazy conditions throughout Maryland. “Smoke from the western U.S. wildfires is being carried by the jet stream across the Mid-Atlantic, causing a ‘hazy’ sky,” officials with the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington said on Tuesday afternoon. “A cross-section of the air above us shows the concentration …

COVID-19 testing now available at Patient First in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Patient First is now providing COVID-19 virus testing at its Nottingham/White Marsh location at 4924 Campbell Boulevard (21236). Testing is available only at designated Patient First testing centers and is by appointment only. The test that is offered is the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase – Polymerase Chain Reaction) molecular diagnostic test. The test sample is collected at Patient First and …

LIGHTS OUT: Over 4 million birds to fly over Maryland on Monday night

BALTIMORE, MD—The skies over Maryland will be busy on Monday night, but not with airplanes. The Maryland Department of the Environment says that over 4 million migrant birds are expected to fly over the state tonight, with over 33,000 expected to pass over the Baltimore area. According to BirdCast: For those in areas under heavy migration advisories, this will be …

Amazon hiring in Maryland as pandemic boosts online shopping

BALTIMORE, MD—Amazon is hiring in Maryland as the coronavirus pandemic triggers an online shopping boom. On Monday, the company announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to …

Haze from west coast wildfires visible in Maryland

UPDATE: Hazy conditions persisted in Maryland on Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies over Maryland may be a bit hazier than usual this week, and the cause may not be what one would normally expect. The National Weather Service on Monday afternoon said that smoke from the wildfires plaguing the west coast were causing hazy conditions in the …