Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

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 …


Education, Health, Sports

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 …


BCPS delays opening Parkville day school, staff return postponed due to rising COVID-19 rates

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced plans to delay reopening at a Parkville day school and at three other schools. BCOS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Chief of School Climate and Safety Dr. Michael J. Zarchin issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to rising COVID-19 infections in Baltimore County: “From day one, BCPS has prioritized …

BCPS releases ‘True North’ document outlining guidelines for transition to hybrid, in-person learning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has released “Safety Is Our True North,” a document that contains health and safety guidelines for a phased-in transition to hybrid, in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the document’s opening letter, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Chief of School Climate and Safety Dr. Michael J. Zarchin write, “We share the community’s goal …

State Superintendent continues to encourage return to in-person instruction

BALTIMORE, MD—At the October meeting of the State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. continued to encourage local school systems to safely return students to schools for in-person instruction in accordance with Stage 3 of Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for EducationMaryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education. State health metrics continue to remain among …

Governor Hogan declares October 19-23 Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has designated October 19-23 as Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week, an annual event that encourages students to learn about where their food comes from and all the fresh, local products Maryland producers have to offer. “This year more than ever, local farms and school food services have been essential in keeping Maryland students fed and nourished,” …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall as positivity rates remain below 5%

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on  Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continue to fall as the state’s overall positivity rate remains below 5%. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 2, 2020, there have been 126,222 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,660,800 tests. …

Maryland child care capacities restored as part of state’s Stage 3 recovery

BALTIMORE, MD—In tandem with the State of Maryland’s advancement into Stage 3 of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the Maryland State Department of Education on Thursday announced plans to move forward as outlined in “Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care” and restore child care capacities. Child care providers can now able to return to teacher to …