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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

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Maryland Zoo will vaccinate certain animals against COVID-19

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo says it will vaccinate certain animals that have been proven to be susceptible to COVID-19. Senior director of animal health, conservation and research Dr. Ellen Bronson said Tuesday that the zoo in Baltimore hasn't had any cases of COVID-19 in its animals, but the vaccine will “add another layer of protection.” Bronson says the zoo expects to receive doses in the fall from the […]

today09/16/2021 7


Maryland marks 10K deaths from COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has directed flags in Maryland to fly at half-staff in remembrance of more than 10,000 state residents who have died from COVID-19. The state reported Thursday morning that 21 more Maryland residents have died from the virus. That brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 10,011 over the last 19 months. Hogan says in a statement that more people are getting vaccinated […]

today09/16/2021 5


Maryland legislative panel votes to require masks in K-12

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A panel of Maryland lawmakers has approved an emergency measure to require masks in K-12 schools statewide to help stop COVID-19 from spreading. Tuesday's vote by a joint committee of the General Assembly puts the emergency regulation into effect for up to 180 days. The Maryland State Board of Education approved the regulation last month. Only two of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions, Carroll and Somerset counties, have […]

today09/15/2021 7


Maryland OKs boosters for 65 and older in congregate care

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — the State of Maryland is authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all residents 65 and older who live in congregate care settings. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and developmentally disabled group homes can now administer booster shots to residents 65 and older. The state’s health department is issuing new guidance for vaccine providers to administer boosters without any […]

today09/09/2021 2


Maryland nursing homes see another rise in coronavirus cases

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nursing homes in Maryland are seeing another rise in coronavirus cases. And that means that facilities are having to suspend visits from loved ones. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the halt to visitations has led to a new wave of despair in facilities that were struck hard by COVID-19. The impact of loneliness on the health of the elderly has been extreme. Maryland has 227 […]

today09/07/2021 4


AP Source: Nationals VP Bob Boone resigning over vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Washington Nationals Vice President Bob Boone has informed the club he's resigning rather than comply with the organization's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Boone has been with Washington since 2004 and served as VP and senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo since 2015. He was a four-time All-Star catcher during his 19-year major league career and […]

today09/02/2021 3


Maryland board votes to require masks in schools statewide

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Education has voted for an emergency regulation to require children and adults to wear masks in schools statewide against the coronavirus. Most of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions already have mandated masks in schools. Five counties have not — Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties. The mandate still requires approval from the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative […]

today08/27/2021 3


Maryland governor’s staffers test positive for coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's office says staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus, but Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford both tested negative. The Washington Post reports that spokesman Mike Ricci said four members of the governor's staff tested positive. He noted that all members of the governor's staff are fully vaccinated. Those who tested positive are quarantining and contact tracing is being conducted. The Daily […]

today08/25/2021 5