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Monday, November 30, 2020: Maryland Reports 1,923 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Monday, November 30, 2020: Maryland Reports 1,923 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As  of Monday, November 30, 2020, Maryland reports 198,370 COVID-19 cases and 4,486 deaths. An increase of 1,923 cases and 16 deaths over 24 hours. There are 1,527 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 66 over yesterday. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 198,370 Number of persons tested negative : 2,146,539 Total testing...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,697 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,697 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As  of Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Maryland reports 188,161 COVID-19 cases and 4,363 deaths. An increase of 2,697 cases and 38 deaths over 24 hours. There are 1,406 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 65 over yesterday. A week earlier, on Wednesday, November 18th, Maryland reported 171,823 COVID-19 cases and 4,201 deaths. Todays numbers...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 6,711 New Cases of COVID-19 in 4 Days

Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 6,711 New Cases of COVID-19 in 4 Days

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Maryland reports 183,797 COVID-19 cases and 4,293 deaths. An increase of 6,711 cases and 48 deaths over 4 days. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 183,797 Number of persons tested negative : 2,054,695 Total testing volume : 4,171,674 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,293 Number of probable...
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Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and with the new surge of COVID-19 intensifying in Maryland and across the nation, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of a wide-scale compliance, education, and enforcement operation to slow the spread of the virus and keep Maryland safely open for business. “I know that there is growing...
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Maryland Reports New Daily High of 51,510 COVID-19 Tests, Smashing Previous Records

Maryland Reports New Daily High of 51,510 COVID-19 Tests, Smashing  Previous Records

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland reported a new daily high of 51,510 COVID-19 tests, smashing all previous records. State health officials continue to expand Maryland’s testing capacity during the fall surge, and strongly encourage all Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19. According to official data from the Maryland Department...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Charlie

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Charlie

NAS Patuxent River has transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo to Charlie effective Nov. 21, 2020 as a result of increasing COVID-19 cases in the Southern Maryland region. HPCONs are protocols for public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on risk levels within a local community...
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11/20/2020: An Update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19

11/20/2020: An Update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19

Dear Marylanders, The sad reality is that all across America more people are getting infected with COVID-19, more are being hospitalized, more are going into intensive care, and more people are dying. We are in a war right now, and the virus is winning. While Maryland is still much better than most of the...
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Friday, November 20, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,353 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Friday, November 20, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,353 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Friday, November 20, 2020, Maryland reports 177,086 COVID-19 cases and 4,245 deaths. An increase of 2,353 cases and 25 deaths over 24 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 177,086 Number of persons tested negative : 2,008,345 Total testing volume : 4,039,322 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,245 Number of probable...
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Hollywood VFD Announce the Passing of Charter Member, William Robert “Bill” Schmalgemeyer

Hollywood VFD Announce the Passing of Charter Member, William Robert “Bill” Schmalgemeyer

It is with a heavy heart that the Hollywood VFD announce the passing of Charter Member, William Robert “Bill” Schmalgemeyer. Mr. Schmalgemeyer passed away peacefully in his sleep early morning Tuesday, 17 November 2020. Many of you know him as Mr. Bill, Mr. “Smokemeyer”, Mr. Smokes, the Voice of the HVFD (for years). The...
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Police Officer by Day and Night! Superhero! And Now…Citizen of the Year!

Police Officer by Day and Night! Superhero! And Now…Citizen of the Year!

By days, evenings and midnights, he’s a police officer right here in Charles County! But on his days off, he turns into a superhero. Literally. For eight years now, PFC Ron Walls, Jr., a nine-year-veteran of the CCSO, has donned a Spiderman, Black Panther or other superhero costume and has visited sick children at...
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Maryland Reporting Largest Number of Daily New Cases Since the Pandemic Began, With 2,910 New Cases of COVID-19

Maryland Reporting Largest Number of Daily New Cases Since the Pandemic Began, With 2,910 New Cases of COVID-19

Maryland is reporting 2,910 new cases of COVID-19, the largest number of daily new cases since the pandemic began. The case rate has increased to 31.7 per 100K, and total hospitalizations are now at their highest level since May. Yesterday, Maryland set a new record-high volume of tests (43,969). One of the most important...
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Charles County Public Schools Holiday Schedule, Early Dismissal on Monday, December 7, 2020 is Canceled

Charles County Public Schools Holiday Schedule, Early Dismissal on Monday, December 7, 2020 is Canceled

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is closed Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The closure applies to all schools, CCPS buildings and administrative offices. Next week, online learning for students and teachers is Nov. 23-24. Normal hours resume Monday, Nov. 30. The two-hour early dismissal printed in the 2020-2021...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,018 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,018 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As of Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Maryland reports 171,823 COVID-19 cases and 4,201 deaths. An increase of 2,018 cases and 15 deaths over 24 hours. At a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Hogan announced a new statewide curfew on bars and restaurants, reduced capacity at retail establishments and religious facilities, new limitations on nursing...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners November 17 Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County Commissioners November 17 Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The meeting started with a joint meeting between the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Metropolitan Commission (MetCom). The Commissioners heard from Department of Public Works & Transportation Department Director John Deatrick...
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Governor Hogan Announces New COVID-19 Actions To Save Lives

Governor Hogan Announces New COVID-19 Actions To Save Lives

As COVID surges across the country, Governor Hogan is taking new actions today to save lives and to prevent the overburdening of Maryland’s healthcare system like is now being seen in other states. At a press conference earlier today, Governor Hogan announced a new statewide curfew on bars and restaurants, reduced capacity at retail...
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Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Federal Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 12½ Years in Federal Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel today sentenced Steven Jerome, age 33, of Leonardtown, today to 150 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the federal charge of distribution of fentanyl. Jerome acknowledged that his distribution of fentanyl resulted in the death of two victims. The sentence was announced...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s Future 20 Start-Up Companies

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s Future 20 Start-Up Companies

In celebration of National Entrepreneur’s Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced Maryland’s Future 20, a list of innovative startups from various industries that have the potential to be the state’s next major business success story. The Maryland Future 20 is part of Innovation Uncovered, an ongoing initiative by the Maryland Department of Commerce to...
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November 17, 2020: Largest-Ever Daily Increase of New Cases of COVID-19 in Maryland

November 17, 2020: Largest-Ever Daily Increase of New Cases of COVID-19 in Maryland

As of Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Maryland reports 169,805 COVID-19 cases and 4,186 deaths. An increase of 2,149 cases and 26 deaths over 24 hours. Maryland is now seeing widespread community transmission, not just in cities and urban areas, but in rural counties that had not experienced the large spikes earlier this year. Today...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Closed for the Season

Historic St. Mary’s City Closed for the Season

On November 10, 2020, Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) closed temporarily after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a state agency, HSMC will follow the orders of Governor Hogan who directed “the Department of Budget and Management to implement a period of mandatory telework...
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St. Mary’s County Reaches New Peak for COVID-19 Case Rate

St. Mary’s County Reaches New Peak for COVID-19 Case Rate

Ongoing surveillance of local COVID-19 data by the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has shown a recent surge in several key indicators, including: • Total cases of COVID-19 in St. Mary’s County residents: 1,826 (+157 in past 7 days) • New Case Rate per 100,000: 16.15 (+5.84 in past 7 days, 57% increase)...
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Maryland Reports 1,726 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Maryland Reports 1,726 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 167,656 Number of persons tested negative : 1,955,619 Total testing volume : 3,894,566 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,160 Number of probable deaths : 149 Currently hospitalized : 985 Acute care : 748 Intensive care : 237 Ever hospitalized : 18,688 Released from isolation :...
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College of Southern Maryland Student Life Team Delivers Fifth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event; Distributes 1,140 More Pounds of Food to Students

College of Southern Maryland Student Life Team Delivers Fifth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event; Distributes 1,140 More Pounds of Food to Students

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Life team continued its efforts to help CSM students who are struggling financially and experiencing food insecurities by hosting its fifth drive-thru food distribution event – this time at CSM’s Leonardtown Campus. Approximately 1,140 pounds of food were given to students who expressed a need and pre-registered...
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Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Multiple Drive-by Paintball Assault Cases in Charles County

Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Multiple Drive-by Paintball Assault Cases in Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking information about the suspects involved in several recent incidents in which they shot people with paintballs. On October 30, 2020, and then again on November 6, 2020, officers responded to various locations throughout Waldorf after people reported being shot by suspects who were firing paintballs at them. One...
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Maryland Reports 1,869 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Maryland Reports 1,869 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 161,769 Number of persons tested negative : 1,922,533 Total testing volume : 3,793,532 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,124 Number of probable deaths : 149 Currently hospitalized : 914 Acute care : 706 Intensive care : 208 Ever hospitalized : 18,281 Released from isolation : 8,343 Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown: Parenthesis = Confirmed death,...
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What is Veterans Day?

What is Veterans Day?

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors...
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