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Olszewski announces free flu clinics for Baltimore County residents

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Deputy Health Officer Della J. Leister, R.N. on Thursday announced the plans to expand the County’s annual flu clinic to a week-long event. The free mobile clinics — that will include evening and weekend hours — will take place on October 22 through October 27, and will offer the flu vaccine to individuals …


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Governor Hogan issues update on state’s response to monkeypox outbreak

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health have issued an update on the state’s response to the recent monkeypox outbreak, including efforts to make testing, vaccination, and public health resources widely available for high-risk populations.  To date, there have been no deaths attributed to monkeypox in the U.S. “Since before our first monkeypox case was identified, the …


Governor Hogan announces release of Maryland’s 2022 American Rescue Plan recovery report

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the State of Maryland has submitted its 2022 American Rescue Plan, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Annual Performance Report to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The report—which details expenditures from March 3, 2021 through June 30, 2022 and includes planned allocations for Fiscal Year 2023—describes the use of the …

Governor Hogan announces COVIDReady Maryland to guide state’s long-term preparedness efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced COVIDReady Maryland, the state’s long-term preparedness plan to maximize the tools and treatments available to keep people healthy and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emerging variants and potential waves. The plan, which emphasizes infrastructure, awareness, and adaptability, builds on the successful data-driven strategies that the state implemented throughout the pandemic. …

Governor Hogan announces end of mask requirement in state buildings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With the state’s health metrics continuing to substantially decline, Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the requirement for masks and face coverings to be worn in state buildings will end next week. In addition, the governor has called on the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy, and encourages parents who want to weigh in …

Governor Hogan announced Healthcare Heroes Poster Competition, VaxCash 2.0 promotion [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a new Healthcare Heroes Poster Competition and a COVID-19 booster shot action plan. The plan includes the launch of a $2 million VaxCash 2.0 Promotion, which will award $2 million in cash prizes to a total of 12 Maryland residents who have received their booster shot. The promotion kicks off next Tuesday, February …

Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 1,500, state of emergency ends

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,500, as the state continues to report substantial declines in health metrics. Thursday marks the end of the 30-day state of emergency that the governor declared last month. In Wednesday night’s State of the State address, the governor said, “With swift and …

Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping at fastest rate in U.S., positivity rate falls to single digits

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 10 percent, as the state continues to report substantial declines in key health metrics. “For the second straight day, our positivity rate is in single digits, another sign of the encouraging progress we are making,” said Governor Hogan. “While we are emerging from the Omicron …