Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan calls on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction by March 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a press conference on Thursday afternoon calling on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. State health officials are providing counties with additional protocols and educational design recommendations. Governor Hogan and Dr. Salmon have written a letter to teachers union …


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Baltimore County health department, school system announce start of COVID-19 vaccine program for county school employees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Baltimore County Public Schools have announced the start of a COVID-19 vaccine program for BCPS employees, starting Friday, January, 22nd. Due to the national challenges with vaccine distribution and availability, the nearly 20,000 employees of BCPS will be offered vaccines in an order related to their direct contact with students. Members of …


Governor Hogan receives COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday morning. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford also received his vaccine at the State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s leaders received their first dose Moderna vaccine on Monday. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and …

Baltimore County releases COVID-19 vaccine registration form

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As Maryland prepares to move into Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when there are available appointments. “We will vaccinate as many of our residents as possible and we will do …

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …

Governor Hogan announces $30 million in emergency relief for music, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $30 million in awards for more than 90 live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters, and independently-owned local movie theaters whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19. “These awards will save hundreds of jobs and help many of Maryland’s entertainment venues sustain their operations until they can safely and fully reopen,” said …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate falls, hospitalizations drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate fell and total hospitalizations dropped over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 15, 2021, there have been 320,739 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 6,352,475 tests, including more than …

Governor Hogan announces expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Marylanders 65 and older

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced expanded eligibility for all Marylanders 65 and over to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines this month. The state will make 50,000 doses available next week to hospitals, county health departments, and federally qualified health centers to launch clinics focused on elderly populations. “A return to a sense of normalcy has been made possible by …