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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles: Counties Now Required to Follow State Vaccine Eligibility Phasing

The state issued a memo Monday that, effective immediately, directs entities providing COVID-19 vaccines to follow the state’s phasing for eligibility, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a council meeting Tuesday. County health departments are included within those providers. Maryland moved to vaccination Phase 2 (2A) Tuesday, expanding eligibility to all residents […]

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March 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Maryland Will Enter Phase 2 Making Residents 60+ Eligible

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccination plan on Tuesday, March 23. Under Phase 2A, all residents ages 60+ will be eligible, Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Effective immediately, all Marylanders ages 60+ can preregister for an appointment at a mass vaccination site. One week later […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Altimmune Announces FDA Approval for Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials 

Altimmune, Inc. announced Wednesday that it was approved by the FDA to begin Phase 1 clinical trials for AdCOVID, its single-dose nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Gaithersburg, expects to begin volunteer enrollment in the trials in the coming week, according to a statement from the company. “We believe […]

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January 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Urges Maryland Schools to Offer In-Person Learning by March 1

Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday urged all school districts in Maryland to offer some form of classroom instruction by March 1. Hogan’s urging comes days after President Joe Biden released a plan aiming to reopen most K-8 schools his first 100 days in office. Hogan said that since August the state has authorized all school […]

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January 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Unlikely to Move to Vaccination Phase 1C Next Week

Montgomery County will likely not move to COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1C next week, officials discussed at a council meeting Tuesday. Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will move to Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Monday, to include residents ages 75+, residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Maryland Will Enter Vaccination Phase 1B Next Week 

Maryland will begin Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Phase 1B includes: – Residents ages 75+ – Residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for those with developmental disabilities – K-12 teachers and support staff, childcare providers Hogan also announced […]

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November 24, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

County Imposes Immediate New Restrictions on Gathering Sizes, Mask Mandates

Update (Nov. 25): After receiving many questions from residents about Tuesday’s announcement of a new face covering directive, Montgomery County clarified its position. Masks are required anytime residents are likely to come within six feet of someone else. For example, if a resident is walking outside and is likely to come into contact with someone […]

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November 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Cites ‘Need To Go Back To Phase 1’

Update (Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m.): Gov. Larry Hogan did not announce additional restrictions at his 4 p.m. press conference, however he said Maryland State Police will ramp up its COVID-19 compliance enforcement across the state. When asked about Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s call to go back to Phase 1 of reopening, Hogan said Elrich […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Releases Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Maryland released the initial draft of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. There are currently no coronavirus vaccines approved by the FDA. Referencing CDC information, the draft plan sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Oct. 16 said limited vaccine doses could be available by early November, but that is expected to increase considerably in 2021. Patients […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Elrich Request, Gayles Says Case Count Still Too High for Further Reopening

On Friday, Montgomery County announced that restaurants, breweries and wineries can offer live performances along with dining/drinking.  No dancing or congregating around performers is allowed, and people must wear masks (unless eating or drinking) and stay seated while eating. The announcement came shortly after most Maryland counties began Phase 3 of the state’s recovery. Phase 3 […]

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