Hogan announces boosters for people 65+ in nursing homes

Marylanders 65 and over living in congregate care facilities, including nursing homes, are eligible for COVID-19 booster shots effective immediately.

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.

Helping the homeless: How Maryland is attempting to vaccinate one of its most vulnerable communities

Those experiencing homlessness are an extremely vulnerable community, during a pandemic, they’re at even greater risk. Here’s how Maryland is trying to combat the problem.

The University of Maryland has received 5400 vaccine doses to be administered on campus

College Park, MD – After announcing that campus would reopen in the fall, the University of Maryland has received 3000 vaccine doses, in addition to an original 2400, for the campus community. The University Health Center Director says he believes…

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 expands vaccine rollout as variants increase

Maryland is expanding its vaccine rollout just as the country faces what Gov. Larry Hogan, R, described as a “race between variants and vaccines.”

More individuals in Maryland are now eligible for the COVID vaccine as phase 2B begins

Baltimore, MD- Following president Biden’s announcement that by April 19, 90% of adults will be eligible for the vaccine, Maryland’s current vaccine phase lags behind. Maryland’s Phase 3, which includes all adults over the age of 16, is currently set to begin April 27, eight days behind the federal government’s goal. Maryland reached its highest positivity rate since February 9 today, totaling 5.24%.

New vaccination site opens in Hyattsville as Prince George’s County vaccination rates reach state low

Hyattsville, MD–  Prince George’s County opens its sixth Covid-19 vaccination site today at First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville. The new location will offer more residents opportunities to receive the vaccine as the county has been the least vaccinated site…

Maryland begins new Covid vaccine phase, residents 60 and over now eligible

Baltimore- Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland residents 60 and over are now eligible to receive the Covid vaccine after the state transitioned to phase 2A of the vaccine distribution plan today. Individuals with disabilities will now be eligible to be vaccinated under phase 2B and six additional mass vaccination sites will be added by the end of April.

Vaccine Hunters take control of appointment search

Residents disgruntled by tumultuous vaccine rollout and inability to book appointments collaborate through a booming Facebook group called Maryland Vaccine Hunters.