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Governor Hogan: Masks no longer required outdoors, all outdoor dining restrictions lifted

UPDATE: Baltimore County will align with the state’s actions. Original story below… ——— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan delivered a COVID-19 update to Maryland residents on Wednesday afternoon.  Governor Hogan was joined by Dr. Jinlene Chan with the Maryland Department of Health. At Wednesday’s press conference, Governor Hogan announced that Maryland had surpassed more than 4.5 million vaccines administered. Nearly 85% …


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Maryland reports biggest drop in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Johnson & Johnson vaccine reintroduced

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 metrics are among the best in the country. Maryland saw a 43% drop in new COVID-19 cases over the past week—the biggest drop in the country.  According to the Centre for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Maryland also has the lowest transmission rate in the country, and is the only state …


Maryland to adopt new CDC distancing guidelines for K-12 schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland has announced that it will be adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that, with universal masking in place, students should maintain a distance of at least three feet in classroom settings. “Every single Maryland student must have the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion, …

State of Maryland launches COVID-19 vaccination data dashboard

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland on Wednesday launched a new COVID-19 vaccination data dashboard on coronavirus.maryland.gov, updating its standard daily COVID-19 reporting with additional metrics, including statewide vaccinations by region, age group, gender, race, and ethnicity. The launch comes as Maryland continues Phase 1A of its COVID-19 vaccination plan with the arrival of Moderna vaccines earlier this week. The dashboard …

Maryland Department of Health launches new COVID-19 vaccine information page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday launched its new COVID-19 vaccine information page, housed within covidlink.maryland.gov. The page, which is part of MDH’s COVID-19 public information hub, will serve as home base for COVID-19 vaccine updates as information continues to evolve. “Our CovidLink site is among the most dynamic, robust and trustworthy COVID-19 information sources for Marylanders,” said …

Governor Hogan reactivates National Guard as Maryland begins COVID-19 vaccinations [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon announced the reactivation of the Maryland National Guard to support state and local health officials in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines statewide. “With vaccine distribution now beginning in our state, we have finally reached a turning point. We are able to see the sun rising on the horizon—even if that horizon may still …

Maryland Schools Superintendent requests prioritization of COVID-19 vaccines for teachers, school staff, child care workers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Schools Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. has requested that the Maryland Department of Health include teachers, school staff, and early child care professionals as the first priority in the plan to start COVID-19 vaccinations for essential employees in Maryland. Acknowledging many factors influencing the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, “the safety and education of our children demand immediate …

Governor Hogan mobilizes medical staffing surge to fight COVID-19 uptick [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to fight COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced a series of actions to mobilize a medical staffing surge to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system. “The current surge is not only increasing the burden on our healthcare system and filling available hospital beds, but it is also affecting our healthcare workers …