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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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Baltimore County announces $400,000 in grant awards to community organizations to enhance local COVID-19 response

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation on Tuesday announced that 50 local community-based organizations have received grants totaling $400,000 from the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in a collaborative effort to promote public health and support the County’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “County government is working around the clock to respond to this crisis, …


Governor Hogan directs State Board of Elections to conduct November general election With enhanced voting options

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With 118 days until the November general election, and given that the State Board of Elections has not yet provided a recommendation on how to conduct the election, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday directed the Board to follow existing state law and conduct the election with enhanced voting options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: Every early voting center …

Olszewski announces hybrid Baltimore County Summer Youth Employment Program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Amid the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that Baltimore County will provide an innovative Summer Youth Employment Program that will offer a hybrid of virtual training and onsite opportunities. “While we’re still in uncharted territory, we remain committed to providing our young people with opportunities to gain job experience that …

Governor Hogan announces phased reopening plan for Maryland assisted living facilities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced announced a safe and phased reopening plan for Maryland’s assisted living facilities as part of the state’s commitment to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan requires universal screenings and face coverings for staff and visitors, mandates widespread testing, and allows for limited visitation. “As our state continues to reopen, we …

Governor Hogan announces new guidance to allow limited outdoor visitation to nursing home facilities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Ahead of Father’s Day weekend, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced a plan to begin allowing limited outdoor visits to Maryland’s nursing home facilities. The plan also allows for limited communal dining and small group activities to resume with proper precautions in place. This is the first step in allowing nursing homes to begin a safe and phased reopening, …

Olszewski: Baltimore County to move into Stage Two of reopening

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski held a press conference on Thursday to address the county’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Olszewski announced that, effective Friday, June 5, at 5 p.m., Baltimore County will repeal all local orders in order to align with Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement that the state would begin moving into Stage Two of …

Maryland Department of Health kicks off campaign to educate residents about importance of contact tracing

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday will begin rolling out a new state-wide campaign to educate Marylanders about the importance of contact tracing and how it is a tool in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. The campaign will help support the newly developed “COVID Link,” a new data management platform that will facilitate MDH’s contact tracing …