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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 …


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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 …

Parkville, Eastern Tech, Towson High seniors earn all three 2020 scholarship grants from Engineering Society of Baltimore Education Foundation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools seniors have earned all three of this year’s one-time scholarship grants from the Engineering Society of Baltimore Education Foundation (ESB-EF). Rakrish Dhakal, Towson High School, is the recipient of the $2,000 Larry Lewis Memorial Scholarship. He will pursue a degree in computer engineering or computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Emma Evans-Nolet, …

Parkville Carney Business Association donates meals, face shields to healthcare workers at St. Joseph Medical Center

CARNEY, MD—The Parkville Carney Business Association stepped up in a big way to recognize Healthcare Heroes Week. On Wednesday morning, the PCBA donated 100 meals, several face shields, and many bottles of hand sanitizer for frontline healthcare workers at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The meals were prepared by the Charcoal Grill located on Old Harford …

Dr. Erin Hager sworn in as newest member of Board of Education of Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was sworn in on Thursday morning by the Baltimore County Clerk of the Court as the newest member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to fill …

Governor Hogan appoints Kathleen A. Birrane as Maryland Insurance Commissioner

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that he has appointed Kathleen A. Birrane as Maryland Insurance Commissioner. She replaces former Baltimore County delegate Al Redmer, who has been appointed as the executive director of the Maryland Auto Insurance Fund. “Kathleen has the unique advantage of being able to step into this role with virtually no learning curve, and will …