The Daily Record: Often rivals, 4 Maryland institutions honored for pandemic efforts, collaboration

Bruce Jarrell of UMB and Ronald J. Daniels of Johns Hopkins University
The Regional Visionary Award seeks to celebrate individuals and organizations that have "significantly contributed to the betterment of the Greater Baltimore region."
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Baltimore Sun: Maryland Gov. Hogan holds off on new coronavirus restrictions, defends outdoor dining as some counties tighten guidelines

Donald Fry, president and CEO of the GBC, called the measures "a first good step to mitigate the economic stress many small business are encountering as they struggle to stay operational."
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Baltimore Sun: Maryland could receive coronavirus vaccine by next week; hospital workers, nursing home residents to get shots first

Health Care panelists
Maryland’s medical community will focus on vaccinating a diverse range of residents, including those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, said Dr. Mohan Suntha, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, during a virtual seminar the Greater Baltimore Committee hosted Dec. 8.
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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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Greater Baltimore Committee Statement in Opposition to Cuts in Transit Funding and Service in the Baltimore Region

The Greater Baltimore Committee calls on Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Transportation to reprioritize and reallocate State transportation dollars more equitably.
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‘Use an abundance of caution,’ Dr. Leana Wen urges business leaders during GBC webinar on COVID-19

Dr. Leana Wen
Dr. Wen discussed considerations related to the relaxing of restrictions and returning to work and what businesses should be doing to prepare for returning to work.
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FOX45: Proposed bill would give hazard pay to essential workers in Baltimore City

There's a plan for a new law in Baltimore City that would mandate hazard pay for some of the people working during the pandemic.
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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City Council bill would require essential businesses pay workers premium during pandemic

The Baltimore City Council wants businesses to pay essential employees a premium for working during the pandemic, a measure that proposes to put an extra $10 to $25 per shift in people’s wallets.
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Baltimore City Public-Private Partnership: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Johns Hopkins Medicine & University of Maryland Medical System

Baltimore Area COVID-19 Public-Private Taskforce
The Greater Baltimore Committee hosted Baltimore City Public-Private Partnership: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Johns Hopkins Medicine & University of Maryland Medical System.
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The Daily Record: Md. lawmakers to GM: Build ventilators at closed White Marsh plant

Democrats representing Maryland in Congress are urging President Donald Trump and General Motors to reopen a shuttered plant in White Marsh to manufacture ventilators needed to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
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