Business, Family, Health, Politics

Maryland Department of Health receives $1.8 million grant to support community-based COVID-19 response in vulnerable communities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to strengthen community-based COVID-19 response in three underserved jurisdictions. The award provides $600,00 annually in financial support and technical assistance for MDH community health workers in Allegany, Dorchester and Somerset counties. “Community health workers are on the frontline …


Education, Health, Sci-Tech

New masking requirement effective immediately for all Maryland public schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools. Following public testimony today, the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee approved the emergency regulation, which will be in effect for 180 days. The emergency regulation requires any person inside a public school …


Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with StubHub, Inc.

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced a settlement reached by the Consumer Protection Division with California-based StubHub, Inc. concerning the company’s refusal to pay refunds to consumers for concerts, sports events, and other events that were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryland led an investigation that included nine other states and the District …

Olszewski announces new COVID-19 vaccination policy for Baltimore County employees

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday morning announced that, beginning October 15, 2021, all Baltimore County government employees who are not vaccinated will be required to be tested for COVID-19 weekly. “Public health is a shared responsibility, and we each have to do our part in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our workforce and the public …

Governor Hogan announces door-to-door vaccination campaign, booster shots for seniors [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday afternoon announced that the State of Maryland is immediately authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all Marylanders 65 and older who are living in congregate care settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers, and developmentally disabled group homes. “For several weeks now, states have had to operate without clear guidance from …

Baltimore County Council votes, along party lines, to extend state of emergency

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend the county’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 vote, which followed party lines, extends the state of emergency by 35 days. County Executive Johnny Olszewski last week declared a local state of emergency to “expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Republican …