COVID-19 in Maryland

Behavioral Health

Opinion: State’s Public Behavioral Health System Struggles at a Critical Moment

As the COVID-19 infection rate increases and the death toll continues to climb, there is hope that the availability of multiple vaccines portends an...

‘The House Is on Fire’: Prisoners’ Rights Activists Call on Hogan to Act Immediately

Alonzo Turner Bey went into Maryland’s prison system at age 17. He served 31 years, six months and 15 days with asthma, high blood...

Ferguson Vows No Senate Action on Hogan Health Secretary Pick Until State Vaccination Rate...

Senate President Bill Ferguson slammed Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout on Tuesday, saying the state’s efforts to reach people have been beset by “confusion.” Maryland has...

Del. Shaneka Henson: Safer at Home?

On March 30, 2020 Governor Hogan issued a stay-at-home order to protect Marylanders from the emerging coronavirus. The executive order was rolled out with...

More Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines by Monday, Hogan Says

Teachers, child-care workers, people 75 and older, and members of various high-risk groups will become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday,...

Biden Rolls Out $1.9 Trillion Package to Battle Pandemic and Economic Crises

President-elect Joe Biden (D) is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice that...

Lobbyists Out in the Cold — and One on the Inside

Old habits die hard.It was a few minutes before noon on Wednesday, and a handful of registered State House lobbyists were standing in front...

Also Missing State Lawmakers: Annapolis Bars and Restaurants

James J. King has fond memories of opening days of the Maryland General Assembly.As a former Republican legislator from Anne Arundel County, he says...

Lawmakers Ask for More Clarity in State Vaccine Plan

Lawmakers pushed state Department of Health officials Wednesday for more clarity on how COVID-19 vaccines would be rolled out, after recent complaints of slow...

Promises to Work Together — But Also Glaring Differences — as Unprecedented Session Begins

On the first day of the Maryland General Assembly’s 442th session, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and Democratic leaders of the legislature pledged...