Coronavirus

Maryland plans phased COVID-19 vaccine distribution next week

Maryland’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses is expected next week, and the state’s health department plans a phased-in distribution beginning with healthcare workers, long-term care facilities and first responders, though building confidence among those hesitant to take the vaccine — including minority populations — may prove challenging.

COVID app may help contact-tracing challenges this holiday

“Answer the call” and download the COVID Alert app have joined the growing list of pandemic precautions, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, as the Maryland Health Department battles a pandemic surge during this holiday season. Hogan said many had enabled the MD COVID Alert app, but it was still important to answer tracers’ calls.

Prince George’s County residents celebrate Halloween during the pandemic

LAUREL, Maryland – Prince George’s County has launched a Halloween yard decorating contest for residents to get into the holiday spirit. With Halloween looking different this year due to the pandemic, residents have found creative ways to decorate for spooky…

Maryland Senate President releases plan for next session

Senate President Bill Ferguson, D-Baltimore on Friday released an operational plan for how the Senate will conduct the next session during the ongoing pandemic, including how health checks, voting procedures and public testimony will be conducted.

Protesters in Washington demand a “People’s Vaccine”

WASHINGTON – A group of protesters marched Wednesday from the U.S Capitol to the Department of Health and Human Services demanding that a COVID-19 vaccine only be released when it is safe, effective, and available to everyone. The crowd came…

UMD student in quarantine/isolation housing for up to 19 days

University of Maryland student Sam Chuzin received a positive test result from a rapid test last week and was sent to quarantine housing with other COVID-19-positive students. When his PCR test came back negative, however, he was sent to isolation housing and must stay there for another week because he was exposed during his time in quarantine.

Medical Professionals react to President Trump’s return to the White House following updates on his condition after his COVID-19 diagnosis.

President Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending the weekend at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The President’s doctor’s said that Trump’s condition is improving, but he is “not out of the woods yet.” Monday, the President tweeted, “Don’t be afraid of Covid… I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

Trump downplaying effects of covid after getting it

The president is still downplaying the coronavirus. His tweets and actions in recent days have angered health experts and people affected by covid.

Big Ten Football is back

Back in August Big Ten presidents and chancellors postponed the football season. September 16th they announced that they voted to unanimously reverse their decision.The Big Ten expects to play 8 regular season games in addition to a championship week. Maryland will kick off their season October 24th at Northwestern.

Chinese food delivery business adds health, safety supplies to menu

WASHINGTON – Every few weeks, a small caravan of minivans pulls up in front of a building in Northwest Washington owned by the Chinese Embassy and begins loading boxes of supplies that recently arrived from China. The vehicles belong to…