Government, Science

Governor Hogan signs amended Executive Order for Commission for Suicide Prevention

Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday issued an amended Executive Order modernizing the Governor’s Commission for Suicide Prevention. The updated executive order is in response to rising national and state suicide rates and follows a request from the commission that was supported by the Maryland Department of Health. “Every day, thousands of Marylanders struggle with mental health challenges, and we must do everything …


Business, Emergency Response, Government, Science

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in …


Governor Larry Hogan announces statewide response efforts for snowstorm

With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads as snow intensifies throughout the afternoon and early evening statewide. “I continue to urge all Marylanders to use common sense …

Maryland flu deaths: state records first influenza-associated pediatric death

On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Maryland public health officials say they have detected a marked increase in influenza activity since mid- to late-December and are warning the public to take measures to prevent influenza, including getting the flu vaccine. The Department of Health detected its …

Councilman Marks announces grant to Joppa View Elementary School

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that a $1,000 grant would be provided to Joppa View Elementary School for efforts to increase awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. The funding comes from the Cigarette Restitution Program administered by the Maryland Department of Health. “I would like to thank the teachers and administration for participating in this program, …