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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 …


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Governor Hogan announces additional steps to further expand COVID-19 testing for Marylanders

BALTIMORE, MD—As state health officials continue to call for caution and vigilance in the fight against COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced additional steps to further expand testing, including a new Maryland Department of Health directive instructing physicians to order a test for any individual who requests it, as well as additional testing site options. The governor also announced …


Governor Hogan announces major COVID-19 testing site at Baltimore Convention Center

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that the Maryland Department of Health will begin operating a free COVID-19 testing site at the Baltimore Convention Center beginning Wednesday, June 17. Patients can schedule an appointment at this site by visiting the “Testing” tab on coronavirus.maryland.gov. Appointments are strongly encouraged in order to reduce wait times and limit risks related to …

Governor Hogan releases additional details on Stage Two reopenings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening announced further details on the additional phased reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’ “This truly is one of the most daunting challenges our state has ever faced, but sometimes the worst times have a way of …

Governor Hogan: Baltimore Convention Center field hospital complete; Maryland to introduce ‘COVID Link’ contact tracing program [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to address Maryland’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Hogan announced that, on Friday, he would introduce his Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery. The plan was developed in consultation with doctors and public health experts and it will be a safe, effective, and gradual plan to allow the …

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 …

Governor Hogan announces financial relief initiatives for Marylanders, small businesses [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—In collaboration with Maryland’s financial institutions, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued an Executive Order and announced a series of financial relief initiatives to provide assistance to millions of consumers and small businesses who are facing economic hardships due to COVID-19. “As our state responds to this deadly public health emergency, Marylanders should not be worried about losing their …