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Nearly 40 Maryland companies, universities working on COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic tests

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday commended the nearly 40 Maryland life sciences companies that are working on developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, improving diagnostic tests, and providing clinical research and technological support to ensure safe and effective health care delivery. The University System of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have also dedicated millions of dollars toward research, …


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Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Police Department, National Guard to hold virtual job fair

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police are partnering with the Maryland National Guard and other law enforcement agencies to host a virtual job fair. The online event will take place on Thursday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will be able to chat live with a local National Guard recruiter and/or with …


Governor Hogan closes term as National Governors Association chairman [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan officially closed his term as chairman of the National Governors Association during the nonpartisan organization’s 2020 summer meeting, which was held virtually and included more than 40 of the nation’s governors. Governor Hogan announced that through this national infrastructure initiative, Foundation for Success, he is establishing and funding a legacy position at NGA dedicated …

Governor Hogan announces new senior leadership for MDH’s Public Health Administration

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced several key additional appointments to the Maryland Department of Health’s Public Health Administration. On Wednesday, the governor announced that Dr. Jinlene Chan will serve as Acting Deputy Secretary for Public Health, succeeding Fran Phillips, who is retiring. Phillips, who has held numerous leadership roles in public health over the years, has played a …

Governor Hogan presses White House on funding for states, Title 32 extension

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), issued the following statement on Wednesday: “The nation’s governors are urgently requesting an extension of Title 32 authorization. The National Guard remains a critical part of our emergency health response, and we need the administration to grant this extension no later than Friday. “The administration has made repeated commitments …

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 …

Eastern Tech students recognized for excellence in Career and Technical Education

ESSEX, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools is continuing to celebrate the excellence of the Class of 2020 by recognizing 147 of its Career and Technical Education program seniors, as well as 10 recipients this year of the 20th annual Anthony G. Marchione Awards for Excellence in Career and Technical Education. The students’ achievements were celebrated during a virtual version of the …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000 as hospitalization curve remains flat

UPDATE: For the latest local zip code reports, click here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported on Friday that there have now been over 30,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in Maryland.  Additionally, the data now shows that the hospital resource utilization curve has remained flat for more than one week (see chart below from …