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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 …


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Department of Recreation and Parks to deploy ‘Social Distance Ambassadors’ to all Baltimore County parks

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Parks & Recreation issued an update on Friday afternoon with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, the department is not issuing any permits for organized activities at this time. In addition, “after consulting with the County Health Officer while using recommendations from the National Recreation and Parks Association …


Baltimore County partially reopens for business

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As of 9 a.m. on Friday morning, Baltimore County has reopened for business. On Thursday morning, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that local businesses could safely reopen with certain safety restrictions in place. “With significant progress in expanding testing and PPE, I’m confident that Baltimore County is ready to take these next steps, and do so in a safe …

Olszewski announces effort to provide nursing homes with additional PPE

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In an effort to better assist state nursing homes that are having difficulty acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that the county will make additional supplies available directly to state-regulated long-term care facilities across Baltimore County. This effort will supplement existing processes for long-term care facilities …

Parkville Carney Business Association donates meals, face shields to healthcare workers at St. Joseph Medical Center

CARNEY, MD—The Parkville Carney Business Association stepped up in a big way to recognize Healthcare Heroes Week. On Wednesday morning, the PCBA donated 100 meals, several face shields, and many bottles of hand sanitizer for frontline healthcare workers at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The meals were prepared by the Charcoal Grill located on Old Harford …

Frosh urges Trump administration to protect health of U.S. meat, poultry workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in calling for President Donald Trump to take immediate action to ensure the health and safety of meat and poultry processing plant employees, who have been deemed essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 28, President Trump signed an Executive Order invoking the …

Governor Hogan announces resumption of elective medical procedures, broadening of outdoor activities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As Maryland continues preparations to begin Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities under the state’s Stay at Home order. These directives have the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, including leading doctors and public health …

Governor Hogan provides update on PPE supply, building block of recovery plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD —Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday provided an update on the State of Maryland’s supply of personal protective equipment, and announced that the state has launched the Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal, an online platform that helps connect Maryland suppliers with buyers in need of critical resources. Increasing Maryland’s supply of PPE is one of the four building blocks Governor …