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Attorney General Frosh urges FCC to increase internet access during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh this week joined 30 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices to K-12 students attending school remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, the FCC asked for comment on petitions urging the commission to temporarily waive some restrictions on its E-Rate program. Specifically, …


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Governor Hogan: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arriving next week, face coverings required in school settings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, the arrival of single-dose vaccines next week, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to …


Olszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—In the latest effort to strengthen the safety net for families suffering economic losses as a result of the pandemic, Baltimore County and United Way of Central Maryland have partnered to help prevent evictions in vulnerable communities through the Strategic Targeted Eviction Prevention (STEP) pilot program. The first-of-its-kind effort in Maryland, Baltimore County’s STEP pilot program provided $4 …

Councilman Marks presses for eastern Baltimore County vaccination center

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday lent his support for a vaccination center to serve residents in eastern Baltimore County. “I am wholeheartedly in support of a vaccination clinic to serve our residents in places like Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River, and southeastern Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks. “The County Executive has said the county is pursing …

Governor Hogan announces $7 million in emergency relief awards for Main Street communities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $7 million in awards for 41 Main Street programs across the state. The funding will support small businesses and other economic recovery efforts in both the state – and Baltimore City – designated Main Street communities. Through this relief, more than 5,000 businesses will be eligible for support from their local Main Street …

Maryland foreclosure moratorium extended through March 31

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced that the moratorium on new residential foreclosures has been extended through March 31, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and extended through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on February 28, 2021. …

Registration opens for M&T Bank Stadium COVID-19 vaccination site

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that registration opened Monday morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the state’s newest mass vaccination site, which opens this Thursday, February 25, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City. “The opening of our next state-run mass vaccination site is another milestone toward ending this pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “I …

Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 4% for 1st time since November

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 4% for the first time since November 2nd. Overall, the statewide positivity rate has dropped by more than 58% since it peaked at 9.43% in January. The positivity rate is under 9% in all 24 jurisdictions and under 5% in 14 jurisdictions. …