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Maryland to receive over $400 million in funding to support expanded COVID-19 testing, vaccination distribution

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The state …


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Governor Hogan announces statewide actions to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday evening announced a series of actions to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in the State of Maryland. “While the initial distribution of vaccines does offer a glimmer of hope, we still have a long way to go in this fight,” said Governor Hogan. “Distributing and administering vaccines throughout 2021 will be without question …


Governor Hogan renews COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday continued to call for vigilance in the fight against COVID-19 as he issued an order renewing the current state of emergency in Maryland. “While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in …

AG Frosh joins call for withdrawal of directive stripping CDC of control over coronavirus data

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a multistate effort urging the Trump administration to withdraw its new reporting structure that prohibits hospitals from reporting COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and instead creates a system controlled by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The letter sent to HHS …

Attorney General Frosh urges HHS not to finalize changes to non-discrimination regulations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Thursday joined a multistate coalition in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging it not to finalize its proposed regulation, “Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities” (Section 1557 Rule). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health care based on gender, race, ethnicity, sex, age, or …

Olszewski announces major COVID-19 economic relief efforts for small businesses, artists, musicians

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a series of economic relief efforts to support small businesses and individuals impacted by the severe financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: Baltimore County announces $10 million in new grant funding for small businesses County offers $100,000 in grants to assist professional artists, musicians and performers CCBC to launch online contact …

CDC to award $631 million to 64 state, local jurisdictions in support of COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Health and Human Services is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide additional resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation’s response to the 2019 novel coronavirus. Using funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, CDC is awarding $631 million to …

SAMHSA offers immediate counseling to those affect by COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Immediate counseling is now available for anyone dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Assistance is …