Education, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan issues emergency order to prohibit blanket school closures

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to initially determine when to safely reopen their facilities for in-person instruction based on public health guidance. Under an order issued April 5, local health departments continue to have the authority to close any individual facility deemed to …


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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland fatality rate analysis by age group

UPDATE 2: View the latest Maryland COVID-19 mortality rate by age group here. UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that statewide ICU bed utilization decreased as hospitalizations rose over the past 24 hours. As of Wednesday, there have been 86,285 cases of novel coronavirus in …


AG Frosh joins call for withdrawal of directive stripping CDC of control over coronavirus data

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a multistate effort urging the Trump administration to withdraw its new reporting structure that prohibits hospitals from reporting COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and instead creates a system controlled by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The letter sent to HHS …

Governor Hogan continues to stress vigilance in COVID-19 fight, Superintendent Salmon sets guardrails for schools to reopen

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, stressing the need for continued caution and vigilance. The governor was joined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, who announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine re-openings while instituting …

MDH awarded $250,000 Pfizer Foundation grant to address decreases in childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Pfizer Foundation to address a steep decline in childhood vaccination rates statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will be used for communications, outreach and vaccination clinics in areas showing the most significant declines. Childhood vaccinations across Maryland have fallen since the onset of COVID-19, …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations increase, Hogan to speak at 4pm

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations increased over the past 24 hours while the positivity rate dropped slightly. As of Wednesday morning, there have been 75,016 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The statewide positivity rate is now at 4.49%, a …

Fresh Express recalls products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, carrots due to potential Cyclospora risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fresh Express, out of an abundance of caution, has issued a voluntary recall of branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200 illnesses have been reported in …

Governor Hogan directs State Board of Elections to conduct November general election With enhanced voting options

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With 118 days until the November general election, and given that the State Board of Elections has not yet provided a recommendation on how to conduct the election, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday directed the Board to follow existing state law and conduct the election with enhanced voting options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: Every early voting center …