Events, Family, Health, Sports

Angel Park announces Virtual 5K event

PERRY HALL, MD—Angel Park has announced a social distancing-friendly twist on a popular event. The Perry Hall park will hold a Virtual 5K later this month. Registrants will run (or walk) their race distance at any location they choose (treadmill, neighborhood, local park, or anywhere in the world between August 12th and August 18th. From the official announcement: If you …


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Governor Hogan continues to stress vigilance in COVID-19 fight, Superintendent Salmon sets guardrails for schools to reopen

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, stressing the need for continued caution and vigilance. The governor was joined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, who announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine re-openings while instituting …


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 …

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 …

State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …

Baltimore County playgrounds, pavilions to begin reopening

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As the state continues to advance through the stages of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks has announced that some additional outdoor recreational facilities will begin to open. On Friday afternoon, the Department of Recreation and Parks announced: RC/model plane areas are open Outdoor tennis courts are open Horseshoe pits are …

Governor Hogan releases additional details on Stage Two reopenings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening announced further details on the additional phased reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’ “This truly is one of the most daunting challenges our state has ever faced, but sometimes the worst times have a way of …

Bengies Drive-In Theatre to reopen on Wednesday

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—After much anticipation, Bengies Drive-In Theatre will reopen for business on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Many elected officials advocated on behalf of the drive-in as Baltimore County continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, citing that the drive-in experience could be the ideal “social distancing” escape that many families need. On Wednesday, Bengies will reopen to the public, …