Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to extend home confinement for prisoners once the COVID pandemic eases.

Pandemic stressing Americans’ mental health, data suggests

Self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression among American adults have more than tripled during the pandemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite TSA mandate, some Metro riders aren’t masked

The risk of passengers contracting COVID-19 on public transit increases when they are not wearing masks. Yet, many are choosing to ignore the mask mandate for all public transportation networks that has been extended through Jan. 18, 2022.

Maryland lifts outdoor mask mandate and outdoor dining restrictions

Maryland – Governor Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s statewide outdoor mask mandate on Wednesday and announced there will no longer be restrictions for outdoor dining. Both Howard and Montgomery County are still enforcing outdoor masking, but Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has yet to announce the county’s plans. Masks are still required indoors, at large ticketed venues and on public transportation.

One year later: What happened to Maryland’s Korean COVID-19 tests?

A year later, the impact of these tests remains unclear. Many of the tests were later revealed to be flawed and went unused.

Senate approves bill aimed at combating hate crimes against Asian Americans

On a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate Thursday passed legislation aimed at speeding federal investigations of hate crimes against Asian Americans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Passing the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act sends a clear and unmistakable message of solidarity…

The return of the March Madness has buoyed chicken wing sales

Crofton, MD- With no NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament in 2020, the chicken wing business saw a one million pound surplus and chicken wing prices plummet to under one dollar. Now with the NCAA tournament back in full swing, chicken wing…

Equity Task Force to help COVID-19 vaccine distribution among minorities

Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of racial disparity mostly among Black and Latino residents.  Healthcare disparities hold a firm grip on communities of…

Maryland launches mobile vaccination program to give shots to those in underserved communities

Reisterstown, MD –  The Maryland Department of Health and Maryland Emergency Management Agency unveil mobile vaccination sites that will roll through Maryland starting this weekend. The 32 foot long mobile units will be staffed by trained vaccinators and will serve…

New facility in Baltimore aims to help urban communities grieve family loss

Baltimore, MD- Roberta’s House is a new 22,000 square foot facility in Baltimore that helps families in urban communities through the grieving process. The new facility has amenities such as a punching bag room, arts and crafts, a theater for…