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COVID-19

Hospitals will begin to limit elective surgeries and increase the state’s staffed-bed capacity as Maryland surpasses 1,200 COVID-19-related hospitalizations, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Friday.

Lessons

Marylanders for Food and Farmworker Protection says the state needs to create a preparedness plan for future infectious disease emergencies. The existing template in use today is inadequate.

Essential Workers

Organizations representing Maryland health care workers say that in light of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s plans to expand nursing personnel in health care…

The Department of Health reported Thursday morning that more than 10,000 Marylanders have died of COVID-19, and Maryland flags are flying at half-staff to…

Maryland was ranked fifth of 50 states and the federal government for its handling of COVID-19 in prisons from the pandemic’s start to mid-2021,…

After a year of living with COVID-19, it’s instructive to look at how state workers fared over the past year.

By Kalman R. Hettleman The writer is a member of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education – the Kirwan Commission, a…

By John B. King Jr. The writer is former U.S. secretary of Education under President Obama, a Montgomery County public school parent and Democratic…

Disability Employment

By Nicole LeBlanc The writer, a resident of Silver Spring, is a disability policy and advocacy consultant. As we enter Year 1 of the…

In spite of cries for stricter statewide COVID-19 protocols from lawmakers, Maryland Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader remained steadfast in the idea that local…