Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan calls on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction by March 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a press conference on Thursday afternoon calling on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. State health officials are providing counties with additional protocols and educational design recommendations. Governor Hogan and Dr. Salmon have written a letter to teachers union …


Education, Health, Politics

Olszewski blasts Hogan on school reopening announcement

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued a statement on Thursday night blasting Governor Larry Hogan with regard to his school reopening announcement. “As County Executive and a former teacher, I want nothing more than to get our kids back in classrooms as soon as possible especially our youngest learners and those with disabilities or special needs,” said Olszewski. “We …


COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage remains low as hospitalizations rise

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that statewide COVID-19 ICU bed usage remains low as new deaths remained in the single digits. As of Thursday morning, there have been 80,836 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 664 cases since Wednesday. A total …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage remains low, Baltimore City suspends indoor dining

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that statewide COVID-19 deaths continued to slow over the past 24 hours while the overall positivity rate remained unchanged. As of Wednesday morning, there have been 80,172 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 627 cases since …

Baltimore County Public Schools announces plan for virtual education through January 2021

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools plans to begin the 2020-21 school year with virtual education, following approval secured Tuesday night from the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Following schedules designed by their schools, students will engage in live, virtual instruction with their teachers four days each week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday), for 2 – 3.5 hours per day. …

Maryland Department of Health encourages parents to bring children’s vaccinations up-to-date amid COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health launched a new public service announcement this week encouraging parents to review their children’s scheduled vaccination status and bring them up-to-date on missed vaccinations. MDH is raising awareness based on recent data showing a significant decrease in pediatric vaccination rates both in Maryland and across the United States after a national emergency was declared …

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center achieves ‘Certified Safe Sleep’ recognition

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has become the first hospital in the Baltimore area to be recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to educating parents on safe sleep practices for infants. Only two other hospitals in Maryland achieved a designation from the program, which was created by Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated …