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Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 3% for first time since October, Governor Hogan to provide update on Wednesday

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate dropped below 3% this week for the first time since last October. Maryland is reporting 5,300,229 COVID-19 vaccinations, and according to official CDC data, 64.8% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is outpacing the national rate of …


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Maryland reports lowest number of COVID-19 cases since last July, hospitalizations fall below 800

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland’s key health metrics continue to improve across the board.  As of Monday, May 10, the Maryland Department of Health is reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since July 6, 2020. The state’s COVID-19 case rate per 100K dropped to 9.2—the lowest level since October 6, 2020—and has dropped by 61% since mid-April. The …


Olszewski announces recovery grants opportunities for Baltimore County non-profits

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the availability of $2.3 million for new recovery grants for nonprofit organizations in Baltimore County. The new program, funded through the County’s allocation of Maryland Recovery Now funds from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, aims to support organizations that have struggled financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Select BCPS high schools to offer COVID-19 vaccines beginning Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools and the Baltimore County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for BCPS high school students aged 16 and above, their family members, and interested school staff. Vaccines will be offered as early as Monday, May 10, at high schools with school-based wellness centers, and as early as Wednesday, May 19, at other selected …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 hospitalizations drop again, case rate falls to six-month low

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Governor Larry Hogan this week reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate fell once again. “As Maryland nears 5 million COVID-19 vaccines administered, our case rate is now at a six-month low (12.3 per 100K),” said Governor Hogan. “Total COVID-19 hospitalizations and our seven-day positivity rate declined as well.” Previous zip …

Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …

Baltimore County announces senior center reopening plans

NOTTINGHAM, MD—After a 14-month hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Department of Aging on Thursday announced that beginning Monday, May 10, nine of the County’s largest senior centers will host orientations in advance of reopening for limited programming later this year. All County senior centers have been closed since March 17, 2020, when Governor Hogan closed centers across Maryland …

Baltimore County now offering direct scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

TOWSON, MD—In the latest effort to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that residents can now directly schedule their appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at all County sites. “As we continue to make amazing progress in vaccinating our neighbors, we’re ready to move into the next phase in our fight against COVID-19. By …