Baltimore Sun: Many Maryland business groups, unions back Biden’s COVID-19 mandates, with some caveats

COVID-19
"As vaccines are readily available, most businesses also will likely support a reasonable time off for employees to get vaccinated as most recognize it is to their overall benefit to have a healthy workforce." -- GBC President & CEO Don Fry
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The Delta Variant — Medical & Legal Considerations in the Workplace

COVID-19
Suntha and Cooperman discussed the impact and characteristics of the Delta variant as well as legal considerations concerning mandating vaccinations, requiring masks and other health safety measures.
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The Daily Record: Maryland health department, Kaiser Permanente partner to increase vaccine confidence

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In 2016, Kaiser Permanente launched the Good Health & Great Hair program, a West Baltimore initiative to bring health care services to barbershops and hair salons. The program is now focused on increasing vaccination rates.
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Gov. Larry Hogan’s March 9 COVID-19 Press Conference

COVID-19 updates
Gov. Hogan has announced that he is removing capacity limits for indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and bars with seated service, as well as at retail venues.
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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

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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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Maryland Reporter: Ferguson blasts pace of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

Senate President Bill Ferguson
Senate Minority Whip Michael Hough (R-Frederick and Carroll) defended the administration’s vaccine rollout plan, saying supply is the main problem and that he expects that to improve once vaccines are made more readily available at local pharmacies throughout the state.
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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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