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Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …


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Governor Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency, activates Maryland National Guard to respond to COVID-19 surge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. On Tuesday, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of more …


Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites to be closed Monday due to inclement weather

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has announced that many COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will be impacted on Monday by the incoming winter storm. Residents should verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Contact information for sites across the state can be found in the listings at https://COVIDtest.Maryland.gov and https://COVIDvax.Maryland.gov. The following state-run sites will be closed …

Councilman Marks recognizes Woman’s Club of Perry Hall for pandemic efforts

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks on Thursday recognized the Woman’s Club of Perry Hall for their relief efforts during the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Today, we honor the Woman’s Club of Perry Hall as our Fifth District Good Samaritans,” said Councilman Marks. “This volunteer organization, one of the oldest in eastern Baltimore County has been simply extraordinary over the past few …

Maryland Department of Health opens COVID-19 test sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program locations

UPDATE: The list of VEIP locations available for testing has been expanded. Original story below… —— Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local health departments, and private partners, will begin offering drive-through COVID-19 testing to residents who are symptomatic and at high risk for complications from …

One injured in serious fall in Joppa

Emergency crews were on the scene after one person was seriously injured in Joppa on Saturday afternoon. At just after 3 p.m., crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 700 block of Falconer Road for a report of a fall. At the scene, paramedics found that a 58-year-old male had been seriously injured in a fall. The …