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December 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits to Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it is delivering nearly 4,000 coronavirus emergency kits to neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19. DHHS said in a statement that the following three zip codes are heavily affected: 20902, the Wheaton-Glenmont area, which, over the past 14 days, has […]

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December 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Fauci Named One of PEOPLE Magazine’s People of the Year

For much of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in the spotlight as a constant source of expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, he was named one of the four People of the Year in 2020 by PEOPLE. “Even though he and his family were getting death threats, he continued to be out front,” […]

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November 19, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Emite una Orden Ejecutiva sobre Liberación Anticipada de Presos

El gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan emitió una orden ejecutiva el 17 de noviembre que permitiría la liberación anticipada de ciertos prisioneros para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19. Los reclusos que califican bajo esta orden son aquellos que están programados para ser liberados dentro de cuatro meses o elegibles para detención domiciliaria. La […]

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November 19, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Gov. Hogan Issues Executive Order Allowing Early Release of Prisoners

Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order Nov. 17 that would allow the early release of certain prisoners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Inmates who qualify under this order are those who are scheduled to be released within four months or eligible for home detention (expedited home detention). The Maryland Parole Commission will also […]

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November 18, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Department of Health Distributing Free Masks in Rockville Wednesday Afternoon

The Maryland Department of Health is distributing free packets of masks in Rockville from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. To encourage Marylanders to wear face coverings in public, the Department of Health launched the #MasksOnMaryland campaign. The free mask giveaways are part of the initiative to make face coverings available to people. The free masks […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Spiking COVID-19 Cases Forces University of Maryland to Jumpstart Virtual Learning

With spiking COVID-19 cases in the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County, the University of Maryland early Friday afternoon sent an urgent email notifying students, faculty, and staff of changes to the planned virtual start date. University of Maryland President Darryll Pines and University Heath Center Interim Director Sacared Bodison said the decision was […]

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November 11, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Alertas Telefónicas sobre Exposición al Coronavirus en Maryland

El Departamento de Salud de Maryland (MDH) anunció el lanzamiento de MD Covid Alert, un sistema oficial de notificaciones de exposición a COVID-19 para residentes de Maryland. RELEASE: Starting today, Marylanders can use MD COVID Alert to receive #COVID19 exposure notifications on their smartphones. MD COVID Alert uses Bluetooth to notify users who may have […]

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November 10, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Maryland Department of Health Launches Phone Notification Alerts for Coronavirus Exposure

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced this Tuesday the launch of MD Covid Alert, an official COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system for Marylanders. RELEASE: Starting today, Marylanders can use MD COVID Alert to receive #COVID19 exposure notifications on their smartphones. MD COVID Alert uses Bluetooth to notify users who may have been exposed to someone […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

University of Maryland Transitions to All Virtual Classes After Thanksgiving Break

Due to concerns over COVID-19 amid rising case numbers across the country, the University of Maryland announced that all courses will transition entirely to online instruction following the Thanksgiving break. University president, Dr. Darryll Pines, notified students and faculty of the decision in a message to students and faculty on Thursday. “Like many of you, […]

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November 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Hogan Renews State of Emergency as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Governor Larry Hogan renewed the State of Emergency in Maryland on Friday, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationally. “While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in states across the country,” Hogan […]

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