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Maryland Department of Health launches free statewide mobile COVID-19 testing program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week launched a free mobile COVID-19 testing program to enhance testing engagement and access in underserved communities statewide. The program comprises two mobile testing teams that will visit each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions over the next 12 weeks. “As we continue to vaccinate more Marylanders, we are also racing against the spread of …


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Maryland Department of Health to offer free, voluntary COVID-19 testing inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards during home games

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday announced a partnership with Oriole Park at Camden Yards to open a COVID-19 testing site inside the stadium. Beginning on Friday, the site will offer free PCR tests before and during all home games as part of an ongoing roll-out of more community focused COVID-19 testing opportunities statewide. Fans will also have …


Governor Hogan signs 66 bills into law [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed 66 bills into law, including legislation to preserve and expand telehealth and mental health services across the state, increase access to high-speed Internet, and bring critical reforms to the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). The governor was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “I want to thank our …

Maryland Department of Health relaunches CovidCONNECT

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday relaunched its CovidCONNECT website, offering more streamlined access to comprehensive resources to support Marylanders who have firsthand experience with COVID-19. Through CovidCONNECT, users are able to find guidance and support from peers who share similar experiences and access resources to promote physical, emotional, and mental health. “As Marylanders continue to get vaccinated …

Maryland Department of Health expands GoVAX campaign, names Juan Dixon as new Ambassador [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday expanded the statewide GoVAX campaign, launching new public service announcements featuring Coppin State University Men’s Basketball Coach and former NBA player Juan Dixon. GoVAX encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves, their families and communities by getting vaccinated when they become eligible. “As a mentor to young adults and student-athletes, Coach Dixon is …

Maryland Departments of Health and Aging collaborate on vaccine outreach for vulnerable populations

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) have announced a joint effort to promote access to vaccines through a telephone-based support line and appointment system that is designed to assist those without internet access. On Monday, the departments began contacting seniors directly to invite them to use the new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center …

Maryland Departments of Health, Aging to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics to independent living facilities across state

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) have engaged in a joint effort to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics into independent living and other senior living facilities across the state. Under the guidance of both departments, local agencies on aging will work with communities that aren’t registered in the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term …

Maryland Department of Health encourages physicians, patients to consider monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday encouraged physicians and patients to consider monoclonal antibody treatment, which has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent hospitalization in people with mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19. A new online referral portal through CRISP, the state’s electronic health information exchange, will allow physicians to more efficiently refer COVID-19 …