Filling your garden with native Maryland plants could save you time, money and the environment

Upper Marlboro, Md.- What if there was a way to have a beautiful garden filled with plants and flowers that don’t require expensive or fancy fertilizers, are low maintenance and help save the environment? As spring begins and residents prepare to fill their gardens with plants and flowers, it may be helpful to know the power of Maryland’s native plants.

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%.

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.

Maryland Department of Education approves standardized testing to start in the spring

The Maryland State Department of Education moved to authorize standardized testing in the Spring. The testing format will be shorter this year and will only include mathematics and english language arts. Both in-person and virtual learners will be required to do testing.