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Video: How COVID has changed our health care system

| Feb 23, 2022 | Federal, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan

Health leaders from three corners of the country reflected on their experiences addressing the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years at the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. Discussions on the importance of addressing disparities with data, workforce reform, and more took place at the “How COVID...[ Read More ]

Hogan’s end of mask mandate follows 20% decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

| Feb 16, 2022 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of a statewide mask mandate in state buildings this week, following several emergency orders in response to the Omicron variant surge. The mandate will end on Feb. 22, although “masks will continue to be strongly recommended for employees and visitors who are unvaccinated.”  ...[ Read More ]

Maryland Department of Health and Baltimore City NAACP partner on vaccine PSA

| Feb 15, 2022 | Maryland

A new public service announcement from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) aims to  encourage vaccinations among Marylanders by highlighting support from community voices. The 30-second PSA features Baltimore City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President, Reverend Kobi Little, as a GoVAX ambassador.      In...[ Read More ]

Maryland hospitals face over 3,900 nurse vacancies: up 50% from late summer

| Feb 1, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland hospitals are experiencing a staggering workforce shortage that limits their capacity to meet the needs of all Maryland residents. These challenges come after nearly two years on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and at a time when the total demand for hospital care—for COVID and everything else—is without...[ Read More ]

Mandates, whistleblowers, and culture change: Maryland grapples over Omicron response

| Jan 11, 2022 | Maryland

Vaccine mandates, issues with vendors, and more put Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis R. Schrader under scrutiny as he updated Senate President Bill Ferguson (D - Baltimore City) and other members of the Senate Vaccine Oversight Workgroup on the state’s response to the Omicron variant late last week.     ...[ Read More ]

Gov. Hogan issues emergency health orders

| Jan 5, 2022 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan issued a number of emergency orders on Tuesday to address rapidly increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland. Aside from declaring a state of emergency, the governor called for the creation of alternate care sites, holds on nursing license expirations, and interstate health care license reciprocity.     Data...[ Read More ]