COVID-19

Charles County Public School Announces No High School Proms to be Held in 2021

Charles County Public School Announces No High School Proms to be Held in 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will not hold traditional high school proms or senior formals this school year. High school prom dates are identified annually in the Parent Handbook/Calendar, but are subject to change. A committee of CCPS staff and administrators considered ways to alter the traditional prom to meet...
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Governor Hogan Announces More Than 2.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations In Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces More Than 2.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations In Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has officially surpassed the milestone of 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines administered. A total of 2,532,863 vaccines have been administered across the state’s distribution network. With 347,991 doses administered over the last seven days, the state’s seven-day average is a record 49,713 shots per day. According to...
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Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Fraud

Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Fraud

The Department of Justice announced an update today on criminal and civil enforcement efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud, including schemes targeting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. As of today, the Department of Justice has publicly charged 474 defendants with criminal offenses based...
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Maryland Enters Phase 2A of Vaccine Distribution Plan, Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland

Maryland Enters Phase 2A of Vaccine Distribution Plan, Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland will open six more mass vaccination sites beginning in early April, doubling the number to 12 as the state prepares for a significant increase in vaccine supply from the federal government. “We have over 2,500 points of distribution and will grow by hundreds more...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the Class of 2021 during in-person graduation ceremonies at Regency Furniture Stadium this spring. Set for May 28 through June 3, CCPS has partnered with Regency Furniture Stadium and the Charles County Government to provide the nearly 2,100 graduating seniors with the ability to celebrate in person....
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Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) has introduced Primary and Secondary Education – Virtual Schools – Alterations (S.B. 941), a bill that would provide Maryland families with the opportunity to choose a tuition-free, full-time online public school option for their children. “COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives in innumerable ways over the past...
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Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week. The governor also announced a series of unique initiatives to ensure vaccine equity and expand...
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Expanded Eligibility for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

Expanded Eligibility for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has expanded the eligibility criteria for local SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include: St. Mary’s County residents aged 16 and older with qualifying medical conditions (requires written verification of eligibility from a health care provider, such as a letter or medical record brought to vaccine appointment) Current cancer Chronic kidney...
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Transportation Support Now Available for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Transportation Support Now Available for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), St. Mary’s County Government and the Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT) Transit System (STS) have partnered to provide assistance for community members who need transportation to their appointment at the local SMCHD COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic. To use this service, individuals must: Be in one...
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St. Mary’s County Public High Schools Announce Increased Capacity for Athletic Events

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools Announce Increased Capacity for Athletic Events

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools (SMCPS) will be modifying capacity at athletic events based on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order No. 21-03-09-01. SMCPS facility capacity will be capped at 50% but will remain subject to the physical distancing requirements as ordered by the Governor. The capacity limits for each high school stadium field based...
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Calvert County to Ease Pandemic Measures in Accordance with State

Calvert County to Ease Pandemic Measures in Accordance with State

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that Calvert County will follow Gov. Larry Hogan’s action to ease certain COVID-19 mitigation measures. Masking, physical distancing and other public health protocols will remain in place. Effective Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.: Capacity limits will be lifted on outdoor and indoor dining at...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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Maryland International Raceway to Open at 50% Capacity for 2021 Events

Maryland International Raceway to Open at 50% Capacity for 2021 Events

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Governor Larry Hogan announced that starting on Friday, March 12th, at 5:00 p.m., all major sporting events, including racing facilities, can open to 50% capacity. This will allow spectators a chance to finally return to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) just in time for the start of the April special...
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St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

Governor Larry Hogan issued orders updating safe capacity limits, the opening of medical adult day care facilities, and lifting quarantine requirements and restrictions on out-of-state travel. The orders are to go into effect at 5 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021. Statewide face covering mandates and social distancing protocols remain in effect. St. Mary’s County...
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Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

With sustained vaccine progress and significant improvements in all of the state’s key data metrics, Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to further ease the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place. “With the pace of vaccinations rapidly rising and our health metrics steadily improving, the lifting of these restrictions is a prudent, positive...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Expands Eligibility for Local Vaccination Clinics

St. Mary’s County Health Department Expands Eligibility for Local Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has updated the eligibility criteria for local SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include St. Mary’s County residents aged 40 – 64 with qualifying medical conditions. Eligible individuals are encouraged to review the allergy guidance and the FAQs for SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination prior to registering for a vaccine...
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Md. National Guard Member/Police Officer Arrested at Six Flags Vaccine Site on Child Porn Charge

Md. National Guard Member/Police Officer Arrested at Six Flags Vaccine Site on Child Porn Charge

On Friday, March 5, at 9:15 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) detectives successfully detained Daniel Joseph Morozewicz, currently of Frederick Maryland, on one count of child pornography. Morozewicz is a Rockville City police officer, currently on suspension for an unrelated matter, and a corporal assigned to the Maryland National Guard. As part...
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March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting for the month, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a Public Hearing for the Department of Land Use & Growth Management Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Maps of St. Mary’s...
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Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan announced today, Friday, March 5, Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The governor will declare Friday a day of remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic. A twilight ceremony will be held at...
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

The Board of Education of Charles County in a unanimous vote at its February 22, 2021, work session approved an April 19, 2021, Phase 4 start date for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Board voted on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill for CCPS to move forward with its reopening...
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UM Charles Regional Welcomes New Chief of Staff Dr. Ivelisse Michel

UM Charles Regional Welcomes New Chief of Staff Dr. Ivelisse Michel

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) is pleased to appoint Dr. Ivelisse Michel as Chief of Staff for the hospital. Dr. Michel has more than a decade of experience providing inpatient care to patients at UM Charles Regional. During this time she has served on multiple committees, including as chairperson for...
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Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to broaden the distribution...
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