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Maryland COVID-19 cases exceed 5,000

BALTIMORE, MD—The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland has surpassed the 5,000 mark. On Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Heath reported a total of 5,529 cases in Maryland, a one-day increase of 1,158 cases. There have been 124 COVID-19 deaths in Maryland, 1,106 hospitalizations, and 32,933 negative test results, according to MDH. There have been 652 confirmed cases in …


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Governor Hogan: Baltimore-Washington corridor designated emerging COVID-19 hotspot [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon held a news conference from the Baltimore Convention Center in which he provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Hogan said that the makeshift field hospital at the Convention Center would be utilized for COVID-19 patients who needed to complete their care and fully recover. The makeshift hospital reduces the amount of …


How to support local farmers, restaurants during stay-at-home order

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Food and agriculture businesses remain essential under Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order; including grocery stores, farmers markets, farm stands, and restaurants offering carry-out and delivery service. In compliance with the governor’s order, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s marketing program, Maryland’s Best, is working to connect Marylanders with farmers and seafood producers providing fresh, local food products. The …

Maryland Department of Health announces appointment-only COVID-19 testing at additional VEIP sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local health departments, and private partners, will continue to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program sites throughout this week and expand the number of sites available for testing appointments. There will be a total of five VEIP …

Governor Hogan signs emergency order to protect nursing home residents, staff amid COVID-19 outbreak

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday enacted an emergency order to protect residents and staff at Maryland nursing home facilities, and bolster the state’s mitigation and suppression efforts amid outbreaks of COVID-19. Effective immediately, new directives will require facilities to direct all staff who interact with residents to wear personal protective equipment, create separate observation and isolation areas for residents, …

Governor Hogan announces financial relief initiatives for Marylanders, small businesses [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—In collaboration with Maryland’s financial institutions, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued an Executive Order and announced a series of financial relief initiatives to provide assistance to millions of consumers and small businesses who are facing economic hardships due to COVID-19. “As our state responds to this deadly public health emergency, Marylanders should not be worried about losing their …

Governor Hogan prohibits mortgage lenders from initiating foreclosure process during COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE: Click here for a full summary and video from Governor Hogan’s Friday press conference. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Friday afternoon outlining additional steps the state of Maryland would take to assist Maryland residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Hogan is issuing an emergency order to provide additional and immediate financial …

Governor Hogan enacts emergency orders to expand telehealth, upgrade designation of disabilities services personnel

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday issued two emergency orders to further support Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the expansion of telehealth services and the designation of disabilities services personnel as health care providers. “As our state faces new and unprecedented challenges, we need to be adaptive, innovative, and inclusive in our response,” said Governor Hogan. “The orders I …