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 …


Health, Weather

Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced the first reported heat-related death of 2021 in Maryland. The death occurred in Prince George’s County and the decedent was a male in his 40s. “As this tragedy shows, heat-related illness, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can result in serious ailments and even death,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. …


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 …

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% …

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 …