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Mandates on the rise in Maryland in response to increase in COVID cases

| Sep 2, 2021 | Maryland

Over the course of 24 hours, 1,272 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths were reported in Maryland. This comes the day after Gov. Larry Hogan’s vaccine mandate went into effect for Maryland nursing home and hospital employees. The vaccine mandate from Gov. Hogan comes alongside a slew of other...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Q&A w/ Dennis Schrader, Health equity committee, Renter relief

| Aug 31, 2021 | Maryland

According to an estimate from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, approximately 30% of Marylanders have had COVID so far. That's a number greater than Virginia and Pennsylvania, but less than Florida and Texas. Disease experts tell me it's clear COVID is endemic in our system. It will likely never...[ Read More ]

Maryland Board of Education approves universal school mask mandate

| Aug 26, 2021 | Maryland

A universal school mask mandate was passed by the Maryland Board of Education (MBE) with almost unanimous support on Thursday.  The board held a special meeting to vote on whether or not to implement an emergency regulation mandating universal mask-wearing for schools in the state.     Before being enacted,...[ Read More ]

$60 million allocated to improve health disparities in Maryland’s underserved communities

| Aug 25, 2021 | Maryland

Minority health disparities cost Maryland over $1 billion per year in direct medical costs, according to a presentation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  In response to increasing health disparities resulting from COVID-19, the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act -- signed into law in May -- is...[ Read More ]

Decisive leadership leads to high vaccination rates in Maryland long term care facilities

| Aug 25, 2021 | Maryland

As of August 18th, 89% of nursing home residents and 79% of staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maryland.  These are some of the highest vaccination rates in the country thanks to strong leadership and decisive action, says Joe DeMattos, CEO of Health Facilities Association of Maryland.     In...[ Read More ]

Maryland Hospital Association's Bob Atlas discusses students' return to school

| Aug 17, 2021 | Maryland

Bob Atlas is the president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association. On Monday, he published a message to students and their families as they contemplate a return to in-person school this fall as a new wave of COVID-19 infections due to the Delta variant is spreading.   Last week,...[ Read More ]

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