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Governor Hogan announces new senior leadership for MDH’s Public Health Administration

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced several key additional appointments to the Maryland Department of Health’s Public Health Administration. On Wednesday, the governor announced that Dr. Jinlene Chan will serve as Acting Deputy Secretary for Public Health, succeeding Fran Phillips, who is retiring. Phillips, who has held numerous leadership roles in public health over the years, has played a …


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Maryland Department of Health to distribute masks at various COVID-19 test sites throughout the summer

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced that it will distribute free masks for Marylanders who visit state-run COVID-19 test sites at specified dates and locations throughout the summer, starting at the Baltimore Convention Center COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 a.m. The free mask events are part of the #MasksOnMaryland campaign to encourage all …


Inmate at Baltimore County Department of Corrections tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials on Monday announced that an inmate in the Baltimore County Department of Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is an African-American male in their 50s who is not currently presenting symptoms and is in quarantine. The Baltimore County Department of Corrections is coordinating with the Department of Health to lead a contact trace investigation …

Second coronavirus case confirmed in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE, MD—A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Baltimore City. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young announced that the Maryland Department of Health confirmed that a woman in her 20s tested positive for COVID-19. “Everyone in Baltimore City has to take seriously the need to practice social distancing, in additional to increased hand washing,” said Mayor …

7 Maryland residents being tested for coronavirus, Fed cuts rates

BALTIMORE, MD—After coronavirus fears led to a stock market free-fall last week, the Federal Reserve is taking action.  Here in Maryland, new reports suggest that up to seven residents are now being tested for COVID-19. Six people have died from coronavirus in Washington state and at least 100 others are sick. The Maryland Department of Health now reports that 7 …