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Maryland authorities seize domain names of fraudulent COVID-19 treatment websites

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “remdesivirmx.com,” which purported to sell and distribute Remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of the COVID-19 virus, in Mexico. However, the website was fraudulent and instead appears to have been used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the site for fraudulent purposes, including phishing …


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Maryland to begin deploying single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine beginning this week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 100% of which will be deployed …


Baltimore County to offer Uber rides to COVID-19 vaccine centers, provide mobile vaccines for homebound residents

UPDATE: In addition, an eastside vaccination center has opened at CCBC Essex. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that Baltimore County will schedule and cover the cost of Uber rides for residents without other transportation options to ensure they can travel to COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites. In addition, the Baltimore County Department of …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 4%, hospitalizations fall to less than 1,000

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and total hospitalizations continued to decline over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, February 26, 2021, there have been 380,436 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 7,804,095 tests, including more …

Attorney General Frosh urges FCC to increase internet access during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh this week joined 30 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices to K-12 students attending school remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, the FCC asked for comment on petitions urging the commission to temporarily waive some restrictions on its E-Rate program. Specifically, …

Governor Hogan: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arriving next week, face coverings required in school settings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, the arrival of single-dose vaccines next week, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to …

Olszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—In the latest effort to strengthen the safety net for families suffering economic losses as a result of the pandemic, Baltimore County and United Way of Central Maryland have partnered to help prevent evictions in vulnerable communities through the Strategic Targeted Eviction Prevention (STEP) pilot program. The first-of-its-kind effort in Maryland, Baltimore County’s STEP pilot program provided $4 …

Councilman Marks presses for eastern Baltimore County vaccination center

UPDATE: An eastside vaccination center has opened at CCBC Essex. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday lent his support for a vaccination center to serve residents in eastern Baltimore County. “I am wholeheartedly in support of a vaccination clinic to serve our residents in places like Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River, and southeastern …