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January 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: By End of May, State Expects Enough Vaccines for 30% of Population

At the current pace of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, Maryland officials expect to receive 1.8 million doses from the federal government by the end of May, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. That’s only 30% of the state’s population, the governor said. “So, this is going to be a long haul.” Hogan said […]

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December 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Moves to Suspend Indoor Dining; Order Requires Council Approval

Indoor dining may be suspended next week, if Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s order is approved. Elrich proposed the suspension during a virtual press conference with leaders from Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions. He said he sent his order to the county council Wednesday and if it is approved by councilmembers, indoor dining would be suspended […]

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December 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says Marylanders Can Expect Record High COVID-19 Hospitalizations Soon

Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland will likely reach a record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations in the near future. “According to our modeling, we can expect to reach a new record high for hospitalizations in the coming days,” Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. He said coronavirus hospitalizations have increased by 51% over the past […]

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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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November 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jumped 53% in Last Two Weeks

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased 53% over the past two weeks. At a press conference Thursday, Hogan said 863 Marylanders are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest number since June 11. 199 COVID-19 patients are currently in the ICU, the highest number since June 25, Hogan said. Twelve state residents have […]

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November 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Urges COVID-19 Compliance: ‘Just Wear the Damn Masks’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged residents to follow public health guidance at a press conference Thursday. He emphasized that mask-wearing is the single best way to fight COVID-19, save lives and keep businesses open. “I mean it’s that simple. It’s not that hard. Just wear the damn masks,” he said. Hogan said that Thursday morning […]

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October 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Pulls $250 Million From Rainy Day Fund, Said State Still Needs Federal Help

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is pulling $250 million from its rainy day fund to offer further economic relief. The money will fund new relief programs and the expansion of existing programs, Hogan said at a press conference Thursday. He called on federal leaders to take similar action and pass further stimulus relief. Hogan […]

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September 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Frustrated by Lack of Communication from Hogan: ‘We Might Get a Text the Day Of’

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, local, state and national leaders are consistently making decisions and announcements in order to do what they think is best for residents.  Gov. Larry Hogan has been holding press conferences in regard to COVID-19 since late February, sometimes making considerable announcements. Often in response to his announcements, Montgomery County leaders […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Can Resume on Friday, Hogan Announces

Indoor dining can resume at 50 percent capacity in Maryland beginning this Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  Outdoor graduation ceremonies and amusements like rides and miniature golf can also start again. Outdoor pools can increase capacity to 50 percent. All of these additional Phase 2 […]

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May 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Phase 1 Order, Denounces Offensive Language from Residents

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved County Executive Marc Elrich’s new executive order to enter Phase 1 of reopening. On Thursday, Elrich held a press conference to announce that the county will begin a slow reopening starting Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. He was met with booing and name-calling protesters, who believe the process […]

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