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September 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders 65+ in Congregate Settings Are Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Marylanders ages 65 and older living in congregate settings are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Wednesday. Congregate settings include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and group homes for residents with developmental disabilities. Also effective immediately, all pharmacies and other providers can […]

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August 6, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Pastor Arrested for Sexual Assault; Police Urge More Victims to Come Forward

The Takoma Park Police Department is urging potential victims that may have been sexually assaulted by a pastor in Takoma Park to come forward. Erick Odir Vidal Fuentes, 37, of Hyattsville, was charged with second degree rape, fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault. Fuentes is the pastor at Iglesia Pentecostal El Fin Viene […]

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August 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Vaccination Requirements for State Employees Working in Congregate Settings

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced new COVID-19 vaccination requirements for state employees who work in congregate settings with vulnerable populations. State employees working in these settings must show proof of coronavirus vaccination, Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. If they cannot, they will be required to follow strict face mask requirements and must submit […]

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June 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

State’s Attorney Announces Project to Evaluate Criminal Prosecutions in Montgomery County 

During a press conference Wednesday, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced a new project to analyze criminal prosecutions in the county and ensure fairness in criminal justice. “As State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, my primary objective is to maintain public safety for all members of our diverse community,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Critical […]

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April 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Marylanders Ages 16+ Now Eligible to Preregister for State Mass Vaccination Sites

Effective immediately, all Marylanders ages 16+ can preregister with the state for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said the state will likely be able to announce further acceleration of vaccine eligibility in the days ahead. He met with the White House […]

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March 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

In Video Message, Fauci Urges Residents to Continue Following Health Measures

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden, urged Montgomery County residents to continue following health safety measures. In a video message played during Tuesday’s county council meeting, Fauci said, “Now is the time to keep our foot on the accelerator with […]

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March 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Vaccine Equity Operations Plan

Maryland has launched a COVID-19 vaccine equity plan, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. “Today, to build on all of the months of comprehensive effort, we are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan of any state in America to further address health disparities and the issue of equity and to […]

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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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