April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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March 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Former CDC Director Redfield to Serve as Senior Health Adviser

Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield is joining Maryland’s coronavirus response team as a public health senior advisor. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement at a press briefing on Tuesday, where he was joined by Redfield. “[H]e will advise us on a wide range of immediate priorities, including planning our response to the coronavirus variants, […]

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February 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Variante Sudafricana de COVID-19 es Detectada en Maryland

El gobernador Larry Hogan emitió un comunicado anunciando que se encontró en Maryland un caso de la variante B.1.351 de COVID-19, originalmente detectado en Sudáfrica. El Departamento de Salud de Maryland confirmó el caso en consulta con los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, CDC por sus siglas en inglés. Dos casos de […]

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January 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

South African COVID-19 Variant Detected in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement announcing that a case of the B.1.351 variant of COVID-19, originally detected in South Africa, has been found in Maryland. Maryland Department of Health  confirmed the case in consultation with the CDC. Two cases of the variant were first detected in the United States in South Carolina on Jan. […]

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March 6, 2020 | Veronica Canales

CDC Encourages Public to Create Plan to Prepare for Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to cause worldwide concern, the CDC wants everyone to be prepared. They provided a guideline on steps to take before, during and after a Coronavirus outbreak. Its goal is to help household members have a plan in case the virus hits their community. Before a COVID-19 outbreak The best thing […]

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February 28, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Suspends South Korea Study Abroad Program Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

University of Maryland students studying at South Korea for the semester will have to return to the U.S. The school sent a school-wide email on Tuesday, announcing the suspension of the study abroad program in South Korea. Students in South Korea have received direct communication from the school. Maryland is also closely monitoring the situation […]

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February 26, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Jimmy John’s Removes Contaminated Produce After E. Coli Warning from FDA

Jimmy John’s has removed sprouts from all of its locations after the FDA issued a warning letter on Tuesday, linking the sandwich chain to various E. Coli and salmonella outbreaks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials have investigated the outbreaks. In the […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What You Should Know About the Recall of Eggs

There are at least 35 reported cases of Salmonella infections reported in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration linked some of the cases to Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana.  The company voluntarily recalled more than 206 million shell eggs due to a possible contamination […]

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