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Even after COVID-19 Vaccination, nearly a Quarter of U.S. Adults (24%)Won’t Be Comfortable Visiting Local Businesses

New York – February 24, 2021 — As many business owners eagerly await the so-called economic reopening, nearly 1-in-4 (24%) adults in the U.S. say that even if they get the vaccination they still won’t feel comfortable venturing out in public, visiting businesses such as retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, and malls. An even larger group […]

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COVID-19 One Year Later: Americans Step Up To Address Families’ Urgent Needs

FAIRFAX, Virginia, FEBRUARY 26, 2021 — One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, people have stepped up to address the emotional needs of families reeling from the coronavirus and 2020’s record-breaking disasters. In our area and all across the country, trained American Red Cross disaster mental health and spiritual care volunteers […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: February 25, 2021

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,187,807 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 87.3% of all first doses received from the federal government. The state is averaging a new record-high 31,050 shots per day. Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov. The new, 55,000-square foot mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City opened today. Registration is open for […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: February 24, 2021

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,149,267 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84.1% of all first doses received from the federal government. The state is averaging a new record-high 30,387 shots per day. Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov. The fourth state-run mass vaccination site will open no later than March 11 at Regency Furniture Stadium in […]

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Calvert’s Dr. Polsky Updates CBOCC on COVID In Calvert

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) received a COVID-19 update from Calvert County Health Officer Dr. Laurence Polsky during their Feb. 23 meeting. Dr. Polsky, who directs the local health department as an agent of Maryland State Government provided updates to the BOCC on vaccination efforts in Calvert County. Watch the full presentation and discussion […]

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Hoyer Statement on 500,000 American Lives Lost to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after the U.S. surpassed 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19: “More than half a million Americans have now been lost to COVID-19, a number so high it is difficult to contemplate.  COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in our country, and […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: February 22, 2021

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,087,086 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 98.3% of all first doses received from the federal government. The state is averaging 27,604 shots per day. Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov. Registration opened this morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule vaccination appointments at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City. Marylanders can text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211 for […]

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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Positivity Rate Falls Below 4% For First Time Since November 2

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 4% for the first time since November 2. Overall, the statewide positivity rate has dropped by more than 58% since it peaked at 9.43% in January. The positivity rate is under 9% in all 24 jurisdictions and under […]