Health, Politics, Sports

Governor Hogan applauds Big Ten Conference decision to resume play

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday applauded the Big Ten Conference’s decision to resume its football season. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) announced Wednesday morning that they had adopted significant medical protocols including daily antigen testing, enhanced cardiac screening, and an enhanced data-driven approach when making decisions about practice/competition. The COP/C voted unanimously to resume the …


Business, Education, Health

Maryland State Department of Education announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools, universities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being awarded through federal CARES Act funding to local school systems, public schools, nonpublic schools, as well as public and private universities that demonstrate unique …


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, …

Maryland receives award of nearly $1 million in federal funds to provide housing to victims of human trafficking

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland this week announced that Maryland has received $999,990 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office for Victims of Crime, to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a barbaric criminal enterprise that subjects its …

More than 1,600 Maryland COVID-19 patients share recovery stories on CovidCONNECT website

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday today announced that more than 1,600 recovered COVID-19 patients have registered with CovidCONNECT, a new statewide online forum that offers resources and support. CovidCONNECT allows participants to share COVID recovery experiences and access mental health resources, information about new clinical trials, plasma donation opportunities, and virtual supports specific to those affected by …

Governor Hogan announces additional details regarding beginning Stage Two of reopening plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has released additional details regarding Wednesday’s announcement that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. The announcement came after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, and total current hospitalizations fell to their lowest level in more than seven weeks. As with Stage One, Stage Two will …

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 …

Maryland Department of Agriculture confirms first spotted lanternfly hatch of 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Agriculture on Thursday confirmed the first spotted lanternfly hatch of 2020. The first instar nymph of the season was reported by a department employee while surveying for the pest in the upper northeast corner of Cecil County near the Pennsylvania border. “Our department continues to work closely with our federal and state partners to survey …