Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City plans to lift mask mandate when 65% of adult residents have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The GBC said it is encouraging all residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible so that city businesses can be "on equal footing with businesses and employers in other jurisdictions."
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Gov. Larry Hogan’s Dec. 8 COVID-19 Press Conference

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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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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield extends COVID-19 member benefits through 2020, encourages vaccinations

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced it will be extending benefits for fully insured members put in place during the public health emergency to ensure the health and safety of the members and communities it serves.
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COVID-19 vaccine trial begins at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

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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: Wen warns Baltimore business leaders COVID lockdown lifting too soon

Dr. Leana Wen
Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said she believes orders to reopen businesses throughout the nation are coming too soon and could negate gains made in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.
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BBJ: CareFirst CEO ‘implores’ businesses to continue remote work, even after economy reopens

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Brian D. Pieninck is encouraging Baltimore's businesspeople to continue working remotely "well beyond" when local leaders give clearance to reopen the economy.
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Kaiser Permanente gives $1M and provides 1st-ever injection of investigational vaccine

Kaiser Permanente has been very active in providing support among communities across the country during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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