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Maryland Department of Health to distribute masks at various COVID-19 test sites throughout the summer

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced that it will distribute free masks for Marylanders who visit state-run COVID-19 test sites at specified dates and locations throughout the summer, starting at the Baltimore Convention Center COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 a.m. The free mask events are part of the #MasksOnMaryland campaign to encourage all …


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Governor Hogan announces major COVID-19 testing site at Baltimore Convention Center

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that the Maryland Department of Health will begin operating a free COVID-19 testing site at the Baltimore Convention Center beginning Wednesday, June 17. Patients can schedule an appointment at this site by visiting the “Testing” tab on coronavirus.maryland.gov. Appointments are strongly encouraged in order to reduce wait times and limit risks related to …


Gov. Hogan names senior advisor Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. as chief legislative officer

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. as his new chief legislative officer, succeeding Christopher Shank, who has served in the position since June 2016. Mitchell, a former Democratic delegate from Baltimore City, has held the post of senior adviser to the governor since the start of the administration. “Keiffer Mitchell’s whole life has been about …

Olszewski announces workgroup to examine equitable policing

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing, which will examine policing policies and practices and make recommendations for ensuring equitable policing in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Police Department collects and reports data related to traffic stops annually to the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center …

Implementation of police body camera program completed in Baltimore County

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Wednesday that the county had successfully completed its aggressive schedule of equipping all uniformed police officers with body-worn cameras. “Our police and information technology professionals implemented this important transparency initiative in a thorough and expedited manner,” said Kamenetz. “I appreciate the concerted efforts of our many partners including the Fraternal Order of Police …