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Governor Hogan announces COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration now open to all Marylanders 16 and older, senior centers to reopen [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that all Marylanders age 16 and older can now pre-register for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site. Nearly 300,000 Marylanders have already successfully pre-registered. “As a result of the robust infrastructure that we have built, our rapidly accelerating vaccination rate, and finally that critical increase in vaccine …


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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 issues consumer advisory for La Cieba, La Colonia, Selectos Latinos cheeses amid contamination concerns

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat the following cheeses under the brand names La Cieba, La Colonia, and Selectos Latinos until further notice, as they may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and E.coli bacteria: Cuajada el Terron Queso Morolique con Chile Queso Con Loroco Queso Con Chile Queso Frijolero Queso Duro Blando Salvadoreno …

Governor Hogan announces six more mass vaccination sites in Maryland, Baltimore County site recognized as best in state [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland will open six more mass vaccination sites beginning in early April, doubling the number to 12 as the state prepares for a significant increase in vaccine supply from the federal government. “We have over 2,500 points of distribution and will grow by hundreds more to over 3,000, adding …

Governor Hogan: Maryland to enter Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week, for those who wish to receive it. The governor also announced a series of unique initiatives to ensure vaccine …

Governor Hogan: Capacity limits to be lifted at Maryland businesses, restaurants, churches, recreational establishments

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon held a press conference to provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response measures. Given the state’s improving coronavirus metrics, the governor announced that, effective Friday, March 12, at 5 p.m., capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining. Restaurants and bars will still be limited to seated and distanced service …

MEMA launches revamped COVID-19 rumor control page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency on Monday unveiled a revamped and redesigned rumor control page that will help visitors more easily find accurate information related to the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccinations. It will also allow users to quickly check the accuracy of potential disinformation, misinformation, and rumors. The new page can be found online here and at https://bit.ly/Md-Covid19-Rumors. Visitors …

Maryland to begin deploying single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine beginning this week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 100% of which will be deployed …