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Governor Hogan declares state of emergency, mobilizes National Guard ahead of winter storm

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday declared a state of emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring several inches of snowfall to most of the state and up to 12 inches to the lower Eastern Shore. The emergency declaration includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, …


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Governor Hogan announces more COVID testing sites, additional relief for hospitals, new antibody testing for nursing home residents [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to combat the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday highlighted encouraging trends among many key health metrics and announced additional COVID-19 actions. The governor also provided an update on the state’s efforts to procure additional rapid tests. “We are very encouraged by our substantially improving situation, but the …


Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics …

Governor Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency, activates Maryland National Guard to respond to COVID-19 surge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. On Tuesday, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of more …

Olszewski declares State of Emergency in Baltimore County, issues indoor mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday declared a State of Emergency in Baltimore County due to the rapid rise in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. County officials say the new local State of Emergency will give Baltimore County the ability to quickly adopt emergency public health measures to protect the safety and well-being of residents, assist the county …

State of Emergency to end this week in Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s state of emergency will end this week. County Executive Johnny Olszewski will allow the current state of emergency to expire on Wednesday, November 3rd. The county’s COVID positivity rate has been steadily declining, as have been case rates and hospitalizations. Baltimore County’s original state of emergency expired in July, but Olszewski reinstated it in August as the …

Governor Hogan declares State of Emergency due to coastal, tidal flooding

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday declared a state of emergency for areas of Maryland along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, and the Atlantic Coast currently under a Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service and therefore at risk of severe tidal and coastal flooding. The state of emergency declaration includes Baltimore City and the …

Baltimore County Council votes, along party lines, to extend state of emergency

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend the county’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 vote, which followed party lines, extends the state of emergency by 35 days. County Executive Johnny Olszewski last week declared a local state of emergency to “expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Republican …