Coronavirus

Montgomery county business managers conflicted as the mask mandate lift is extended

Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…

D.C. Council introduces a bill that would require all eligible students to be vaccinated

Washington – A new bill in the D.C. Council would require all students eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated by December 15. The bill was introduced on October 4 and would apply to all students in public,…

RSV cases spike, as parents worry about their children’s safety

Doctors have seen a recent spike in RSV cases across the nation, at a time when it is usually not expected. RSV usually peaks in the winter months of January and February, and now coupled with COVID, parents are concerned with how to keep their children safe.

Montgomery county voters demand council to strengthen mental health resources

Rockville, MD – In an unusual move, voters are calling on elected officials and candidates seeking office to prioritize mental health and set policies to deal with the growing number of health concerns in the county. 

Pandemic financially devastated minority-led nonprofits

Tiffany Turner-Allen said she is tired of her nonprofit organization and workers being seen as resilient and coworkers calling themselves martyrs to their community causes.

Animals at the Maryland Zoo are getting the animal-friendly COVID vaccine

Animals now are receiving protection from COVID with a vaccine provided by Zoetis at no cost to the zoos. It will be given to 34 animals at the zoo, and they will begin receiving the shots in October of this year.

Robust, unique vaccine outreach bears fruit for state grant

A $3 million vaccine canvassing program Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sept. 8 is benefiting 26 community groups statewide, and by targeting some minority or vaccine-hesitant areas, more unique solutions are bearing fruit.

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.

As pet adoptions increase, rescue shelters are finding animals forever homes

Baltimore – Covid-19 has increased the amount of animals being adopted nationwide. Rescue shelters are committed to finding perfect matches for their animals, including one formerly abused cat named Byron who has found his forever home.

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.