COVID-19 in Maryland

Local Leaders Grapple With Federal Red Tape As They Try To Quickly Distribute Rent...

Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has relied on states and local jurisdictions to quickly get rent relief to tenants — but some local...
Protections

Opinion: State Should Expand Protections for COVID-Exposed Workers

I am extremely disappointed that the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health division has chosen to do the minimum and just adopt the federal emergency...
Emergency Mandates

CDC Says the Vaccinated Should Wear Masks Indoors in Areas with High Infection Rates

Federal health officials on Tuesday urged Americans in areas of the country with the highest surges in COVID-19 infections to once again wear masks...

Lawmakers Press Hogan Administration for More Data on COVID-19 Deaths in the State

The top lawmakers on the House Health and Government Operations Committee continue to press the Hogan administration for data on who is getting COVID-19...

Thinking With Your Head: State Fights COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Through Salons and Barbershops

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Maryland Department of Health launched a program Friday to promote COVID-19 vaccine awareness to Black and Hispanic communities...
Reznik

Del. Reznik: Hogan Administration Is Turning Its Back on Essential Workers

Marylanders may be hoping to put the pandemic in the past, but many frontline and essential workers are still risking their health and safety...

Van Hollen, Health Professionals See Vaccine Misinformation as Culprit for Rising COVID Cases

Despite widely available access to the COVID-19 vaccine, cases across the U.S. have begun to see a small spike, leading many officials to blame...

University of Maryland, College Park Workers Rally to Extend Telework

Employees of the University of Maryland College Park whose jobs make it possible for them to telework are seeking to preserve that option, as...

During Debate Over $100M Contract, Franchot and Kopp Decry Continued Use of Emergency Contracts

Maryland’s top fiscal leaders sounded the alarm once again on Wednesday over state spending through emergency contracts that are exempt from the financial oversight...

Maryland Hopes $50,000 Scholarship Lottery Will Boost Vaccination Among Young People

As students prepare to return to college campuses in the fall, Maryland launched a $1 million effort to encourage vaccination among young people.Using vaccination...