Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the launch of the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Winners will receive a $50,000 scholarship, which covers the equivalent of full tuition and fees at a public, in-state institution of higher education. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the …


Family, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan announces launch of $72 million maternal, child health care initiative

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health, announced the launch of a $72 million maternal and child health care transformation initiative aimed at improving related health disparities for Marylanders statewide. To support care transformation, Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) will provide $10 million in annual funding beginning July 1 for the …


Governor Hogan announces end of COVID-19 state of emergency, all mandates to end July 1 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday held a press conference from the State House in Annapolis with Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader and Deputy Secretary Jinlene Chan. The governor announced that, as of Tuesday, Maryland has administered more than 6.5 million vaccines and more than 72 percent of Marylanders 18 and older and nearly 90 percent of those …

Maryland Department of Health announces Bob & Kendel Ehrlich as new GoVAX Ambassadors [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced the launch of a new public service announcement encouraging all Marylanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The PSA features Bob Ehrlich, 60th Governor of Maryland, and Kendel Ehrlich, former First Lady of Maryland, adding to the growing list of ambassadors for Maryland’s GoVAX campaign. “We are honored to have Bob and …

Governor Hogan, Maryland Lottery announce $2 million promotion for COVID-19 vaccinations [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues its effort to administer COVID-19 vaccines and end the pandemic, Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Lottery, and the Maryland Department of Health on Thursday announced the launch of the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion, which will award $2 million in cash prizes to a total of 41 Maryland residents who have been vaccinated. Daily …

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 …

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 …