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Governor Hogan announces immediate authorization of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and mix-and-match booster shots

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued the following statement after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and ‘mix and match’ COVID-19 booster shots: “From day one of this crisis, our focus has been on preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Our initial COVID strategy was one of containment, which became mitigation, …


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Governor Hogan issues statement following death of General Colin Powell

UPDATE: U.S. and Maryland flags are being flown at half-staff in honor of Gen. Powell. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement following the death of General Colin Powell. General Powell’s family on Monday morning announced that he had passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Powell made history by becoming the 12th chairman of …


Maryland COVID-19 metrics continue to decline

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s COVID-19 health metrics, which continue to decline as the state nears more vaccine milestones. “After withstanding the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state, our health metrics continue to be among the lowest in the country,” said Governor Hogan. “This is a critical …

Governor Hogan encourages eligible Marylanders to get COVID-19 booster shots, details outreach efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In response to widespread confusion over existing federal guidance, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the current status of COVID-19 booster shot eligibility in the State of Maryland, and strongly encouraged those Marylanders who are eligible to immediately get their booster shot. “If you are confused about boosters, you are not alone,” said Governor Hogan. “In spite of that, …

Governor Hogan announces immediate authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for seniors, high-risk individuals in Marylander

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued the following statement after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots: “While this action was long overdue, I am glad that the federal government has finally approved booster shots for seniors and high-risk individuals. It is a significant step toward providing additional protection for …

Governor Hogan announces steps to increase nursing workforce across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the state is taking additional steps to increase nursing personnel, providing hospitals with maximum flexibility to mitigate staffing shortages. “This week, Maryland reported the nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, and we continue to withstand the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state,” said Governor Hogan. “While our hospitalizations remain …

Maryland Department of Health receives $1.8 million grant to support community-based COVID-19 response in vulnerable communities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to strengthen community-based COVID-19 response in three underserved jurisdictions. The award provides $600,00 annually in financial support and technical assistance for MDH community health workers in Allegany, Dorchester and Somerset counties. “Community health workers are on the frontline …

New masking requirement effective immediately for all Maryland public schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools. Following public testimony today, the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee approved the emergency regulation, which will be in effect for 180 days. The emergency regulation requires any person inside a public school …