MD Governor Larry Hogan

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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 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 […]

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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


Hogan urges counties to improve rent relief distribution

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging county leaders to do a better job delivering millions of available dollars for pandemic-related rental assistance to those who need it. Hogan spoke Saturday at the annual Maryland Association of Counties convention in Ocean City. He said more than $500 million in state and federal funds have been made available but counties have only spent about 20% of what's […]

today08/23/2021 8


Maryland Gov. Hogan, cancer survivor, gets 3rd vaccine dose

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a cancer survivor, says he's received a third shot of the coronavirus vaccine. And he’s urging the federal government to make booster shots available earlier than currently planned. Hogan appeared Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and said he received the additional dose this week on the recommendation of his doctors. He urged the government to speed up its current plans for administering […]

today08/23/2021 7


Maryland mandates vaccines for nursing home, hospital staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says all workers at Maryland hospitals and nursing homes will be required to get vaccinated or submit to regular coronavirus testing. The requirement affects the state's 227 nursing homes and all hospital systems, though some of the largest systems already imposed vaccine mandates. Hogan announced Wednesday that workers must get their first dose no later than Sept. 1 or undergo regular testing. He […]

today08/19/2021 5


Maryland governor: ‘Just get the damn vaccine’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he announced new vaccination requirements for some state employees. The Republican governor said Thursday the requirements will apply to state employees who work in congregant settings in 48 different state facilities, beginning Sept. 1. They include health care facilities under the state health department, the juvenile services department, the state corrections department and […]

today08/06/2021 10


How Maryland is distributing aid to help tenants

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months […]

today08/02/2021 7


Maryland Governor honors swimmer who withdrew from Paralympics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has honored deaf and blind swimmer Becca Meyers with a citation after the three-time gold medalist withdrew from the Paralympics in Tokyo upon being told she couldn't bring her mother as her personal care assistant. Gov. Hogan awarded her the citation on Monday honoring what he called her “bravery for highlighting the issue of inequality and access for people with disabilities.” The […]

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