Events, Health, Sports

Maryland Department of Health encourages residents to participate in annual Walk Maryland Day events

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging Marylanders to take part in today’s 6th annual Walk Maryland Day through planned walks across the state, while maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings. The event is a highlight of the state’s month-long celebration of “Walktober,” which focuses on Maryland’s official exercise. Walk Maryland Day 2020 urges all Marylanders to Walk …


Entertainment, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces new attendance record for Maryland state parks

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland Park Service is reporting a total of 17.1 million visitors to date in 2020, already surpassing the previous record of 14.9 million total visitors in 2019, with three months still remaining in the year. During peak season in July, state parks attracted 3.4 million visitors, compared to 2.5 million during …


Maryland gears up for first-ever ‘Walktober’

BALTIMORE, MD—Fun fact: walking is Maryland’s official state exercise. This October, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with state and local agencies, nonprofits, and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a month-long series of activities and virtual webinars promoting the state’s official exercise. Walktober features the October 7 celebration of the sixth annual Walk Maryland Day, as well …

Governor Hogan releases additional details on Stage Two reopenings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening announced further details on the additional phased reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’ “This truly is one of the most daunting challenges our state has ever faced, but sometimes the worst times have a way of …

Governor Hogan announces additional details regarding beginning Stage Two of reopening plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has released additional details regarding Wednesday’s announcement that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. The announcement came after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, and total current hospitalizations fell to their lowest level in more than seven weeks. As with Stage One, Stage Two will …

Governor Hogan provides update on PPE supply, building block of recovery plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD —Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday provided an update on the State of Maryland’s supply of personal protective equipment, and announced that the state has launched the Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal, an online platform that helps connect Maryland suppliers with buyers in need of critical resources. Increasing Maryland’s supply of PPE is one of the four building blocks Governor …

Governor Hogan announces $1.6 million in grants to Maryland companies producing PPE in response to COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland has awarded more than $1.6 million in a first round of grants to 20 Maryland companies for pivoting to or expanding production of Personal Protective Equipment. Through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, companies are receiving grants of up to $100,000 to manufacture …

Governor Hogan introduces ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday introduced the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ the state’s plan for a gradual reopening as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we begin to reopen, it will continue to be important for Marylanders, particularly older and more vulnerable Marylanders, …