Gov. Larry Hogan is directing $210 million in federal funds toward improving remote learning and targeted tutoring, days before the Board of Public Works is scheduled to take up more than $100 million in education cuts his administration is proposing.
Baltimore City has tested 10.2 percent of its residents for coronavirus, according to state data.
The city joins seven other Maryland jurisdictions that have completed COVID-19 tests for at least 10 percent of their populations, including Somerset, Washington, Kent, Dorchester, Wicomico, Allegany and Talbot counties.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday announced that Maryland would commit $30 million to prevent renters from getting evicted, including $20 million for local governments and $10 million for a housing relief assistance program.
But immigrant advocacy organization CASA criticized Hogan for not doing more to stave off evictions.
A new COVID-19 rapid test site has opened in the parking lot outside the former Target store at Mondawmin Mall, officials announced today.
CVS Health, through its licensed provider MinuteClinic, is staffing the site, which is run out of a tent in the lot. Patients do not have to pay any money for a test and should receive results on-the-spot.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday said that Maryland is in a better position to deal with the coronavirus than most other states, but he reminded that the pandemic is not over.
“As we continue to safely reopen, it is important to remember that this crisis is still not behind us,” Hogan said. “More than 65,000 Marylanders have been infected, and more than 3,000 Marylanders have now lost their lives to this deadly virus. We mourn each and every loss.”
There have been 65,777 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, while 433,182 people have tested negative as of Thursday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.
A nine-week series of livestreamed conversations about trauma and healing will launch tonight as part of an effort to help Baltimoreans recover from racial injustice, the coronavirus pandemic and other traumatic events.
Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1) has partnered with Dr. Melissa Buckley, a social worker and Coppin State University professor, and the organization Healing City Baltimore to create “Truth and Healing: A Conversation Series.”
The number of Marylanders hospitalized for coronavirus has gone down for four straight weeks, decreasing by more than half over the past month, state data show.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10,648 Marylanders who tested positive were hospitalized at some point, including 544 who are currently hospitalized. The number of hospitalizations has decreased for 28 straight days since reaching 1,338 on May 27.
Of the COVID-19 patients who are currently hospitalized, 331 are in acute care and 213 are in intensive care.