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Governor Hogan announces state agency closures for Juneteenth holiday

UPDATE 2: Baltimore County Public Schools will be open and operating on normal schedule on Friday. UPDATE: A list of Baltimore County closures can be found here. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that state government agencies and offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth …


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Maryland Board of Public Works approves more than $20 million in grants to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $20 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the …


Governor Hogan announces $10 million in relief for live entertainment venues in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the recipients of 65 awards totaling $10 million for live music and performance venues and live entertainment promoters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief funding is in addition to the $30 million allocated earlier this year to music and entertainment venues as part of the State of Maryland’s economic recovery plan. “As …

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 …

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland drop below 200

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 200 for the first time since March 2020. The state is also reporting record lows in its daily and 7-day positivity rates. The state is reporting 192 COVID-19 hospitalizations—down 20 on Saturday, and down 85% since mid-April. The Maryland Department of Health is reporting another …

Governor Hogan announces new initiative to support women veterans [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday proclaimed June 12 as Women Veterans Day in Maryland and announced the establishment of the Women Veterans Inclusion Program to support women veterans. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. “This new initiative will increase outreach …

Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1 percent, hits new record low

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s 7-day positivity rate dropped below 1%. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.95%—down 84% since mid-April. Last week, the state reported a single-day positivity rate under 1% for the first time. Overall, 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Official data …

Maryland’s COVID-19 daily positivity rate drops below 1 percent for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate fell below 1 percent. The state’s daily positivity rate is a record-low 0.74% as of Thursday, bringing the 7-day statewide positivity rate to a record low 1.39%. The positivity rate has dropped by 76% since mid-April. After reporting 134 cases on Thursday, the …