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Baltimore County Public Schools officials provide additional details on universal masking decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools staff provided a presentation on universal masking in schools and on Virtual Learning Program registration at Wednesday morning’s special meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. As a quorum of the Board was not present, no official Board business was conducted, and no Board actions were taken during the meeting. Dr. Monique Wheatley-Phillip, …


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Governor Hogan announces $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the launch of the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Winners will receive a $50,000 scholarship, which covers the equivalent of full tuition and fees at a public, in-state institution of higher education. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the …


Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 100 for first time

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 100 for the first time, and are at their lowest recorded level of the pandemic. Overall, the state is reporting 97 COVID-19 hospitalizations—including an ICU census of 31. To date, Maryland has reported 6,882,339 vaccinations, and 74.8% of adults have received at least one dose …

Maryland’s COVID-19 ICU utilization falls to lowest level on record

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the COVID-19 ICU census in the State of Maryland dropped to its lowest level on record. COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 146—down 88% since mid-April. The COVID-19 ICU census statewide has dropped below its lowest recorded level of 40, reported on March 26, 2020. The state is reporting 49 new confirmed cases …

Maryland reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since October 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced that the State of Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since October 18, 2020. The Maryland Department of Health reported 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday—the first time under 50 since March 23, 2020 The state is also reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.72%—down …

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 …