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Governor Hogan announces Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. “In anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine, Maryland stands ready to order, distribute, and administer it effectively and rapidly as soon as a vaccine becomes available,” said Governor …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations rise as mortality rates continue to drop

  NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state increased over the past week as statewide mortality rates continued to fall. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 16, 2020, there have been 134,329 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 3,013,107 …


Maryland Department of Health launches statewide flu vaccination campaign [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday launched a statewide multimedia campaign, “Fight the Flu,” on television and social media. The campaign encourages all Marylanders to get their flu shots as soon as possible. “Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is important, but this year it’s critical,” said MDH Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Make sure you make time …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations increase as mortality rates continue to drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state ticked higher over the past week as statewide mortality rates continued to fall. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 9, 2020, there have been 130,159 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,829,843 …

BCPS employee involved in food distribution program tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Wednesday that an employee working in the meal distribution program recently tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is involved in the distribution program at Dundalk Elementary School, Dundalk Middle School, and First Baptist Church.  Officials say meal distribution from these locations will continue uninterrupted. Everyone who had close contact with this BCPS employee …

Governor Hogan announces new attendance record for Maryland state parks

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland Park Service is reporting a total of 17.1 million visitors to date in 2020, already surpassing the previous record of 14.9 million total visitors in 2019, with three months still remaining in the year. During peak season in July, state parks attracted 3.4 million visitors, compared to 2.5 million during …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall as positivity rates remain below 5%

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on  Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continue to fall as the state’s overall positivity rate remains below 5%. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 2, 2020, there have been 126,222 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,660,800 tests. …

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Salmon announce return of fall sports

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following a visit to schools in Frederick County on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Getting our kids back on …