Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces COVIDReady Maryland to guide state’s long-term preparedness efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced COVIDReady Maryland, the state’s long-term preparedness plan to maximize the tools and treatments available to keep people healthy and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emerging variants and potential waves. The plan, which emphasizes infrastructure, awareness, and adaptability, builds on the successful data-driven strategies that the state implemented throughout the pandemic. …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces additional actions as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced a series of additional actions to address the potential for a further surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations due to the convergence of the Delta and Omicron variants. “As I announced last week, we are continuing to closely monitor the rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and use every tool at our disposal to make sure our …


Governor Hogan announces immediate expansion of COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the State of Maryland has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 boosters to include all adults. “As of today, Maryland has already administered more than 800,000 booster shots, and we are immediately expanding our campaign further to include all adults,” said Governor Hogan. “As the holiday season approaches, with more travel and more gatherings, …

Maryland’s COVID-19 ICU utilization falls to lowest level on record

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the COVID-19 ICU census in the State of Maryland dropped to its lowest level on record. COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 146—down 88% since mid-April. The COVID-19 ICU census statewide has dropped below its lowest recorded level of 40, reported on March 26, 2020. The state is reporting 49 new confirmed cases …

Maryland reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since October 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced that the State of Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since October 18, 2020. The Maryland Department of Health reported 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday—the first time under 50 since March 23, 2020 The state is also reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.72%—down …

Maryland Department of Health announces Bob & Kendel Ehrlich as new GoVAX Ambassadors [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced the launch of a new public service announcement encouraging all Marylanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The PSA features Bob Ehrlich, 60th Governor of Maryland, and Kendel Ehrlich, former First Lady of Maryland, adding to the growing list of ambassadors for Maryland’s GoVAX campaign. “We are honored to have Bob and …

Governor Hogan announces walk-ups now available at all Maryland mass COVID-19 vaccination sites

BALTIMORE, MD—At Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Public Works, Governor Larry Hogan announced that, as part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” initiative, eligible Marylanders can now get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the state’s 13 mass vaccination sites. As of Wednesday, Maryland has reported 4,996,199 total vaccinations. According to official CDC data, 62.5% of Marylanders …

Governor Hogan: Masks no longer required outdoors, all outdoor dining restrictions lifted

UPDATE: Baltimore County will align with the state’s actions. Original story below… ——— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan delivered a COVID-19 update to Maryland residents on Wednesday afternoon.  Governor Hogan was joined by Dr. Jinlene Chan with the Maryland Department of Health. At Wednesday’s press conference, Governor Hogan announced that Maryland had surpassed more than 4.5 million vaccines administered. Nearly 85% …