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Governor Hogan declares October 19-23 Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has designated October 19-23 as Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week, an annual event that encourages students to learn about where their food comes from and all the fresh, local products Maryland producers have to offer. “This year more than ever, local farms and school food services have been essential in keeping Maryland students fed and nourished,” …


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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 …


CARES Act funding announced for Maryland fishing industry

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced this week that economic relief funds would be made available to the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning on November 4th.  The application will be available to eligible …

Governor Hogan announces Maryland Farmer COVID-19 Relief Program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a new $10 million initiative to provide critical support to thousands of Maryland farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maryland Farmer COVID-19 Relief Program will offer direct assistance to contract poultry growers and a bonus payment to any farm operation that received funding through the first round of the federal Coronavirus Food …

Maryland stadiums, outdoor venues allowed to reopen at 10% capacity

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall on Friday issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols. “With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington …

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 …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program, a $2.5 million fund to reimburse restaurant businesses and food service establishments for investments or improvements that not only help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also help extend the outdoor dining season. “Baltimore County’s restaurant community plays a vital role in our local …

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 …