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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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Governor Hogan Lays Out Maryland Priorities in Letter to Biden-Harris Transition Team

Governor Hogan Lays Out Maryland Priorities in Letter to Biden-Harris Transition Team

In a letter to the Biden-Harris transition team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the president-elect to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. Read the letter here. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package...
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Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

A heat sanitization box designed and developed by entrepreneurs at TechPort, UAS Business Incubator and Community Innovation Hub of Southern Maryland, to assist frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by making personal protective equipment (PPE) reusable was instrumental in yesterday’s announcement on Dry Heat by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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UPDATE: DC Homicide Detective Shot & Killed by Wife in Charles County

UPDATE: DC Homicide Detective Shot & Killed by Wife in Charles County

UPDATE: In a statement issued Saturday afternoon, the DC Police Department said: It is with heavy hearts that the Metropolitan Police Department announces that MPD Detective Timothy Francis, most recently assigned to the Homicide Unit’s Natural Squad, tragically passed away. Francis was shot and killed in a domestic-related homicide yesterday in Charles County, Maryland....
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Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Aims to Raise $250,000 for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Aims to Raise $250,000 for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

The CalvertHealth Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign. In lieu of a formal gala this year (due to COVID-19 restrictions), the CalvertHealth Foundation Gala Committee has challenged our community to help raise $250,000 toward the behavioral health renovation and expansion project at CalvertHealth Medical Center....
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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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Breast Cancer Supporters from 13 States Raise Over $18,000 for CalvertHealth Foundation’s Virtual 5K

Breast Cancer Supporters from 13 States Raise Over $18,000 for CalvertHealth Foundation’s Virtual 5K

The 11th Annual CalvertHealth Breast Cancer Virtual 5K was a huge success thanks to supporters all over the country who raised more than $18,000 in support of local breast cancer patients seeking care at the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Despite being unable to run together, the outpouring of community support was...
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Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Marbury

Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Marbury

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at approximately 6:55 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Chicamuxen Road and Sweetmans Road in Marbury, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a t-bone style collision with one subject trapped. Firefighters...
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No Injuries Reported, State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Marbury

No Injuries Reported, State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Marbury

On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 10:40 p.m., 37 firefighters from the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to the 4300 block of Mattawoman Creek Road in Marbury, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to reported fire showing from a one story single family residence....
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Hogan Administration Announces $19 Million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants

Hogan Administration Announces $19 Million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 17 Maryland local jurisdictions were awarded $19.3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants, which will address the needs of more than 3,600 households across the state. “Maryland has continued to be a national leader in our COVID-19 response, which is why we have responded aggressively with targeted...
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Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of November 23, to November 30, 2020

Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of November 23, to November 30, 2020

The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially when traveling in the area of these schools. During the week of November 22, speed cameras will be in the following locations: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone...
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Sets Noise Advisory from November 23, to November 25, 2020

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Sets Noise Advisory from November 23, to November 25, 2020

NSWCDD plans to conduct range testing, Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that may produce loud noise in communities surrounding Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone – as described in 33 CFR 334.230 – will be restricted during testing. Noise Questions & Comments: Call NSF...
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Firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County Respond to Farm Equipment, Corn Field and Woods on Fire in Charlotte Hall

Firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County Respond to Farm Equipment, Corn Field and Woods on Fire in Charlotte Hall

On Friday, November 20, 2020, at approximately 1:35 p.m., firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to the area of 9025 Farmland Place in Charlotte Hall, for the reported combine harvester on fire with extensions to the surrounding field and woods. Firefighters arrived on the scene to confirm one combine fully engulfed in...
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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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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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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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UM Charles Regional Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Expand Diabetes Programs

UM Charles Regional Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Expand Diabetes Programs

UM Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) announced that it has been awarded a five-year, $2.142 million grant by Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to expand diabetes programs in Charles County. The grant will allow UM CRMC to provide expanded diabetes self-management training services, offer wrap-around services including medical nutrition therapy, home...
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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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Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Receive Maryland Retailers Association Award

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Receive Maryland Retailers Association Award

Detective Christina Gilroy and Police Officer First Class Jack Austin of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were recently awarded the 2020 Law Enforcement Award by the Maryland Retailers Association. The officers were recognized during a virtual ceremony held on October 29. In 2019, Detective Gilroy and PFC Austin investigated an increase in thefts from...
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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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One Injured After Dump Truck Overturns in Waldorf

One Injured After Dump Truck Overturns in Waldorf

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 7:27 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and Billingsley Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a large commercial vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a dump truck overturned. One victim was transported to an...
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