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MD Gov. Hogan announces steps to urge nursing home vaccinations

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced steps to encourage nursing home residents and staff to get COVID-19 vaccines. Hogan said Tuesday Maryland is launching an initiative to require vaccination rates at each of the state's skilled nursing facilities to be reported weekly and posted inside facilities in plain view. Hogan says Maryland also is activating mobile vaccination teams to conduct additional clinics for nursing home staff […]

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Maryland offers $100 to state employees who get vaccinated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland will offer a $100 incentive for state employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the program Monday. The governor says the incentive is another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated. Hogan also is encouraging businesses across the state to consider offering incentives to their workers as well. All state employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are […]

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Maryland starts COVID-19 testing program for underserved; lifts outdoor mask requirement

Maryland is launching a free COVID-19 testing program in Hagerstown and Salisbury retail facilities to enhance testing in underserved communities. The Maryland Department of Health launched the mobile pilot program on Thursday in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two-week pilot will be conducted as part of the federal government's Increasing Community Access to Testing Program. The pilot […]

today04/29/2021 2

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Maryland opens drive-thru vaccinations with no appointments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has opened three drive-thru vaccination sites that don't require appointments. Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday they will be available at Six Flags in Prince George's County, Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland and Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Maryland also is offering no-appointment vaccinations at nine mass vaccination sites statewide. The governor's office says Maryland providers have now administered more than 4.43 million vaccines. The Centers […]

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Opioid use, fentanyl deaths in Maryland spike amid pandemic

Preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids in Maryland, particularly fentanyl; health officials blame the pandemic. The number of unintentional intoxication overdoses — those involving all drugs and alcohol — rose 18.7% to 2,773 in 2020 from 2,379 in 2019, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Health. In more than 90% of cases, opioids were detected in bodies postmortem, the highest […]

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How Maryland is working to vaccinate its homeless population

On March 5, 2020, Maryland's first three positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. On March 30, 2020, Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order, keeping residents from work or school, and setting in motion a new normal for the state of pandemic-related anxiety to which the world is still accustomed. On Dec. 11, the Food and Drug Administration approved administration of the first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., developed by […]

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Maryland courts return to full operations, face backlog

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jurors are returning to Maryland's courtrooms. And judges are starting to address the backlog of felony cases that have piled up during the coronavirus pandemic. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that jurors are coming back this week for the first time in five months. The state's courts have opened and closed intermittently since the virus broke out more than a year ago. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera […]

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Maryland public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's public higher education system will require that students, faculty and staff returning to campuses in the fall be vaccinated against COVID-19. University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman announced the decision in a statement Friday. The system will allow appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The announcement came a day after the 10-campus University of California system and the 23-campus California State University system said […]

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Hogan announces new initiatives to focus vaccination efforts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced some added COVID-19 vaccination initiatives to better get shots into the arms of the unvaccinated. The governor outlined the "No Arm Left Behind" initiatives Wednesday. He says it will involve all state agencies and a variety of private companies. Hogan says Maryland has administered more than 4 million vaccines. He says 82% of people over 65 have been vaccinated, and […]

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