Gov. Hogan Announces Vaccine Mandates for Md. Nursing Home and Hospital Workers

COVID-19 updates
The Maryland Department of Health will now be requiring all Maryland nursing home employees to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular COVID-19 screening and testing effective immediately.
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Baltimore Sun: Some Baltimore businesses cancel fall plans to bring workers back to offices, others reassessing as COVID numbers rise

Some employers have put plans on pause, others are forging ahead, and more still are keeping their options open as they monitor the spread of the delta variant.
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CareFirst launches ‘Better Together’ public health campaign

To help support and drive immunization efforts, CareFirst recently launched "Better Together," a public health campaign urging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.
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Mayor Scott updates COVID-19 restrictions, announces hotel grants — Feb. 17

Covid-19 in Baltimore
Mayor Brandon Scott announced that Baltimore City has received $8 million in state grant funds for assistance to hotels.
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Gov. Hogan’s Feb. 11 COVID-19 Press Conference

COVID-19 updates
The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine candidate will hopefully be approved by the end of the month.
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Gov. Larry Hogan’s Jan. 26 COVID-19 Press Conference

COVID-19 updates
The primary obstacle for the state is the extremely limited supply of vaccines that are being produced by the CDC and federal government.
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Baltimore Sun: Md. counties scramble to coordinate COVID-19 vaccinations as demand soars: ‘We’re trying to figure it out as we go’

Vaccine Newsmaker panelists
“How we get ourselves back to ‘normal’ is to get as many people vaccinated as we can,” said Dr. Anna Durbin, during a virtual event Jan. 19 hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee.
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Gov. Larry Hogan’s Dec. 15 COVID-19 Press Conference

COVID-19 updates
To assist in the distribution of vaccines, Gov. Hogan is re-activating the Maryland National Guard to provide logistical support with planning and operations and to provide assistance at distribution points.
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BBJ: Local health system execs face major challenges with vaccine distribution, employee burnout

Samet encouraged the members of the GBC who tuned into the Dec. 8 panel to take responsibility for educating their workforces about the importance of and science behind the vaccines.
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Gov. Larry Hogan’s Dec. 8 COVID-19 Press Conference

The Latest on COVID-19 in Maryland
Maryland’s initial allocation of the vaccine will only be 155,000 doses, but may rise to 300,000 by year’s end.
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