Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland receives Major Disaster Declaration from federal government

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday night that the State of Maryland had received a Major Disaster Declaration from the Trump administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier on Thursday, Maryland reported 580 confirmed cases of COVID-19—an increase of 157 new cases, the largest one-day increase to date. The number of confirmed cases in the National Capital Region …


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Governor Hogan requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At a Wednesday press conference, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Maryland. Governor Hogan is specifically requesting: (1) the Individuals and Households, Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training, and the Disaster Unemployment Assistance programs under the Individual Assistance Program statewide, (2) Debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal …


Gov. Hogan: Shopping malls to close, BWI access restricted

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Thursday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At this hour, Maryland has 107 confirmed cases of COVIDー19, an 88 percent increase in 48 hours. On Wednesday night, Governor Hogan announced the state’s first death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, officials confirmed that a 5-year-old girl in …

Consumer Alert: Per Governor’s order, Md. registered vehicles cannot be towed for expired registrations

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh reminded residents that, in an effort to control and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020. This declaration affected the operations of many state agencies, including the Motor Vehicle Administration. On March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan ordered that …

Harford County Executive Glassman declares state of emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—County Executive Barry Glassman on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Harford County due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. County Executive Glassman issued the declaration to provide flexibility in maintaining county government functions during the public health crisis. A copy of Executive Order 20-01 is below.

Governor Hogan shuts down all bars and restaurants, reopening closed hospitals [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held an emergency press conference on Monday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At Monday’s briefing, the governor announced that he had signed an executive order closing all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms as of 5 p.m. on Monday.  Delivery and carry-out services will remain unaffected. Gatherings will be limited to 50 people, consistent …

Olszewski: Gatherings of over 50 people prohibited, evictions suspended, water shutoffs halted

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced a series of new efforts to further expand Baltimore County’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote social distancing in order to slow the spread of the virus. Large Gatherings of Over 50 People Prohibited In accordance with the CDC’s new interim guidelines, County Executive Olszewski issued an executive …

BGE suspending service disconnections, waiving new late payment charges until May 1

BALTIMORE, MD—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state of emergency that has been declared in Maryland, and with many businesses and institutions following Centers for Disease Control Guidance to temporarily shut down or limit operations to slow the virus spread, BGE is taking steps to expand awareness of programs in place to help customers through temporary or extended financial …