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Maryland moves into Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, opens eligibility to residents 65 and older

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday announced the beginning of Phase 1C of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Over 2 million Marylanders are now eligible for vaccines, including all residents age 65 and older. With eligibility for vaccines in Maryland at its highest level to date, the state continues to receive approximately 10,000 doses per day from the …


Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional $20.7 million in education relief funding, Maryland School for the Blind to receive $253K

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and colleges as quickly as …


State of Maryland awarded over $341 million grant for COVID-19 response

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency announced this week that the state of Maryland will receive a $341 million federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency associated with COVID-19. This award provides funding to the Maryland Department of Health for personal protective equipment purchased to support the state’s healthcare workers and first responders. This grant, administered through MEMA’s Public …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate falls again, hospitalizations continue to drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate fell once again and total hospitalizations continued to drop over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 22, 2021, there have been 336,915 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 6,630,564 …

Governor Hogan calls on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction by March 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a press conference on Thursday afternoon calling on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. State health officials are providing counties with additional protocols and educational design recommendations. Governor Hogan and Dr. Salmon have written a letter to teachers union …

Baltimore County health department, school system announce start of COVID-19 vaccine program for county school employees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Baltimore County Public Schools have announced the start of a COVID-19 vaccine program for BCPS employees, starting Friday, January, 22nd. Due to the national challenges with vaccine distribution and availability, the nearly 20,000 employees of BCPS will be offered vaccines in an order related to their direct contact with students. Members of …

Governor Hogan receives COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday morning. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford also received his vaccine at the State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s leaders received their first dose Moderna vaccine on Monday. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and …

Baltimore County releases COVID-19 vaccine registration form

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As Maryland prepares to move into Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when there are available appointments. “We will vaccinate as many of our residents as possible and we will do …