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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BBJ: CFG Bank owner to cover his employees’ payroll taxes

By promising to take on the responsibility of repaying the tax owed for CFG employees, Dwyer is turning tax deferment into tax forgiveness.
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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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The Daily Record: Bank of America giving 46K face masks to underserved communities in Baltimore

Bank of America is partnering to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically 46,000 masks.
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COVID-19 vaccine trial begins at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

COVID-19
UMSOM researchers are targeting people who have increased risk of exposure because of location or circumstance to see whether the vaccine protects them.
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The Daily Record: CareFirst to distribute care packages to COVID-19 vulnerable areas

CareFirst
To alleviate this concern, CareFirst will distribute over 100,000 care package items to its most vulnerable member populations.
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McCormick partners with Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund

The fund is offering up to $2,500 in grants to independent restaurants and bars directly affected by the pandemic in the state of Maryland.
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