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Governor Hogan mobilizes medical staffing surge to fight COVID-19 uptick [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to fight COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced a series of actions to mobilize a medical staffing surge to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system. “The current surge is not only increasing the burden on our healthcare system and filling available hospital beds, but it is also affecting our healthcare workers …


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On World AIDS Day, MDH reminds Marylanders that free HIV home testing is available

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health marked World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, by encouraging Marylanders to take advantage of the HIV home-testing kits offered through the Virginia and Maryland Home HIV Testing Program. To help address a decline in individuals seeking HIV testing and care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program now makes HIV home-testing kits available to …


Governor Hogan: Maryland to send COVID-19 wireless emergency alert on Thanksgiving Eve, Maryland State Police to step up compliance enforcement

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced that the state would be stepping up enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and cases surge across the state. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will send a wireless emergency alert to cell phones across the state to remind Marylanders of critical COVID-19 …

Person involved in Parkville BCPS food distribution program site tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Thursday that a person involved in the meal distribution program at Castle Drive and Holly Lane (21212) and on Solar Circle (21234) has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Meal distribution from the two sites will continue uninterrupted. Everyone who had close contact with this individual has been identified, notified, and will remain away …

Governor Hogan orders all bars & restaurants to close at 10 p.m., reduces capacity at all businesses to Stage Two levels

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced additional actions that would be taken statewide to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Maryland has now seen 13 straight days with more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, including 2,149 new cases in the past 24 hours. Statewide positivity is now 6.85%, the eighth straight day it has been over 5%. Twenty …

BCPS launches COVID-19 data dashboard

TOWON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools has launched an online COVID-19 data dashboard that will be updated every Friday. The dashboard provides data on COVID-19 cases in Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health. On the dashboard, graphs and tables show the …

Governor Hogan announces $70 Million in new investments, relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the commitment of $70 million in new investments for initiatives to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The $70 million of new investments I’m announcing today will help us to protect the health and safety of even more Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Unfortunately, we have more tough …

BCPS postpones start of in-person athletics conditioning due to COVID-19 metrics

TOWSON, MD—The start of Baltimore County Public Schools’ in-person voluntary conditioning and skill development sessions for student-athletes has been postponed indefinitely. The sessions for BCPS middle and high school students were scheduled to begin on Monday, November 16th. In accordance with guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health, BCPS staff will proceed with the …