Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Amid Delta variant spike, Olszewski declares local state of emergency in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has voted, along party lines, to extend the state of emergency. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD— As jurisdictions across Maryland and nationwide continue to experience rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases amid the contagious Delta variant, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday declared a local state of emergency to expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to …


Education, Family

Maryland State Department Of Education announces more than $309 million to support state child care providers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced that licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can now apply for the first round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. The more than $309 million American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 child care stabilization initiative provides grants to licensed providers that sustain the child …


Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners votes to resume ‘to-go’ cocktails

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to resume “to-go” cocktails for carryout or delivery in Baltimore County, effective immediately. Baltimore County’s temporary allowance of to-go cocktails ended on July 1 following the expiration of Governor Hogan’s State of Emergency. Under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year, local liquor licensing …

Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners to consider extending “to-go” cocktails

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners on Wednesday announced that the county’s temporary allowance of “to-go” cocktails for carryout or delivery will end following the expiration of Governor Hogan’s State of Emergency on July 1, 2021. The Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners will hold a hearing at 1 p.m. on July 12 in Room 104 …

Governor Hogan announces end of COVID-19 state of emergency, all mandates to end July 1 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday held a press conference from the State House in Annapolis with Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader and Deputy Secretary Jinlene Chan. The governor announced that, as of Tuesday, Maryland has administered more than 6.5 million vaccines and more than 72 percent of Marylanders 18 and older and nearly 90 percent of those …

Governor Hogan declares state of emergency for Presidential Inauguration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation (below) declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. This executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. The governor has also asked the White House for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to reimburse state …

Maryland to receive $402 million through federal emergency rental assistance program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the State of Maryland is eligible for an estimated $402,439,000 in federal rental assistance made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The state officially filed its application to the U.S. Treasury Department on January 8, ahead of the January 12 deadline. The majority of the funding will be administered by the Maryland …

Governor Hogan renews COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday continued to call for vigilance in the fight against COVID-19 as he issued an order renewing the current state of emergency in Maryland. “While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in …