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DNR announces closure of Maryland State Park beaches

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Department of Natural Resources on Saturday announced the closure of all Maryland State Park beaches due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Following Governor Larry Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Maryland State Park beaches are now closed,” DNR said in a statement. Story continues below All Maryland State Parks remain open, with the …


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Businesses, restaurants get creative, adapt during COVID-19 pandemic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As COVID-19 continues to affect daily life in Baltimore County and around the world, businesses are finding new ways to help the community and attract clients. Barnes & Noble on The Avenue is now offering curbside pickup for online orders as well as a “Virtual Story Time.” For curbside pickup, customers are encouraged to place their orders online, select …


86-year-old Harford County coronavirus patient released from hospital

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—There is good news to report as the coronavirus pandemic plays out in Maryland. Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced on Friday night that the county’s first COVID-19 patient, an 86-year-old woman, had been released from the hospital. “As of this morning we have a total of 19 positive cases of coronavirus reported among Harford County residents,” Glassman …

Maryland grocery stores set aside shopping hours for seniors

BALTIMORE, MD—As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold around the world, some grocery store chains in the state of Maryland have set aside special shopping hours for seniors. Since those over 60 years of age are most susceptible to COVID-19, designated shopping hours help those who may be most vulnerable get the groceries they need with a reduced risk of …

Baltimore County first responders test positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials announced on Friday that a member of the Baltimore County Police Department and a member of the Baltimore County Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first Baltimore County public safety personnel to test positive for the virus. “I am grateful for the dedication of the brave men and women serving on the …

Bloomberg Philanthropies, state of Maryland to fund Johns Hopkins University-led COVID-19 treatment research

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Johns Hopkins University announced on Friday a joint effort to fund research into the potential therapeutic uses of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, led by Arturo Casadevall, an infectious disease expert and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School …

Maryland COVID-19 cases continue to rise, fifth death reported

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced on Friday that the state of Maryland now has 774 confirmed cases of COVID-19—an increase of 425 cases over the last three days. A fifth Maryland resident has died from coronavirus complications. The victim was an Anne Arundel County man in his 80s. Additionally, Maryland has been hit particularly hard by influenza this year, with a …

Maryland School for the Blind opens daycare center for MD first responders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to the coronavirus outbreak, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) will open a daycare center to provide childcare services to Maryland’s first responders and essential personnel beginning Monday, March 30. MSB’s Pre-School and Early Learning Center, located on the school’s campus at 3501Taylor Avenue in northeast Baltimore, will be used for the daycare center which will …