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Hogan announces $14.5M in Project Restore awards

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the second round of recipients for Project Restore, a $25 million economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives to revitalize vacant retail and commercial space. In this round of awards, 209 businesses will receive $5.2 million in rental subsidies and $9.3 million in business operations grants over the next two years, totaling $14.5 […]

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Birx joins Real Time Medical Systems

Real Time Medical Systems, a Linthicum Heights-based health care interventional analytics solution, announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Birx to its board of advisors. Birx will work with Real Time’s Executive Team to analyze early detection of infectious disease symptomology to advance the company’s infection prevention and control solution offerings for healthcare organizations nationwide. “I […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Howard County COVID-19 transmission reaches substantial level

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the COVID-19 community transmission in Howard County has reached the “Substantial” level. Substantial community transmission is defined by the CDC as between 50 and 99 cases per 100,000 during a seven-day rolling average. Howard County is currently averaging 53.43 cases per […]

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Ball reopens Howard County government buildings to public

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced August 2 that Howard County Government buildings have fully reopened to the public. Face coverings should be worn by anyone who is not vaccinated, and six-foot physical distancing is still encouraged. All employees and visitors should feel comfortable wearing a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Some County buildings […]

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Pittman announces new vaccine policy, reimplements mask requirement in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that effective Monday, Sept. 13, county employees who are not vaccinated will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result each week in order to report to work. Additionally, effective Thursday, Aug. 5, all county employees and the general public will be required to wear masks inside […]

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Howard County first Maryland jurisdiction with 80 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated

Howard County announced that 80 percent of eligible Howard County residents are fully vaccinated according to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), becoming the first county in the state to achieve this metric. Howard County remains at the forefront of vaccine administration with 67.8 percent of its total population being fully vaccinated. According to the MDH, 85 percent of […]

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National Nurses United applauds Centers for Disease Control for recommending a partial return to indoor masking, recommends more

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, applauded new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance stating that fully vaccinated people should resume wearing masks in public, indoor settings in areas of the country with substantial or high transmission. NNU also reiterated its position that masking should be […]

Posted inTransportation

Traffic begins to exceed pre-pandemic levels

According to new data from state transportation officials, traffic on Maryland roads and highways has begun to approach and exceed pre-pandemic levels. Maryland Highways/Roads At the height of the pandemic, statewide highway travel fell by as much as 50 percent. Figures from MDOT State Highway Administration show a 0.4 percent increase in traffic levels on Maryland roadways […]