Maryland reports 2,166 new coronavirus cases, 46 COVID-19 deaths

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland health officials on Thursday reported another 2,166 coronavirus cases and 46 new deaths related to the virus.

Maryland leaders react to the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamal D. Harris was sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States. Photo courtesy of Joe Biden/Instagram.

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and Vice President Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States — the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the position.

In his inaugural address, Biden vowed to “restore the soul of America,” as the nation grapples with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the tremors of a pro-Trump insurrection of the U.S. Capitol building that took place just two weeks earlier on Jan. 6.

Baltimore to resume in-person dining, other limited activities on Friday

Effective Friday at 6 a.m., Baltimore will ease some coronavirus-related restrictions, including allowing indoor and outdoor dining to resume at limited capacity, Mayor Brandon Scott announced on Wednesday. Image via Facebook Live.

Baltimore restaurants, bars and breweries will be allowed to resume indoor and outdoor dining and service at limited capacity starting Friday at 6 a.m., Mayor Brandon Scott announced Wednesday morning.

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations dip slightly, state records 38 new deaths

This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

There are currently 1,858 Marylanders hospitalized with coronavirus, with 17 fewer patients than on Tuesday.

Of the state’s current COVID-19 patients, 1,438 are in acute care and 420 are in intensive care.

BCPS To Begin Vaccinations, But Reopening Remains “Up In The Air”

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch at January 19, 2021 news conference in Towson. Photo courtesy of Sean Naron/Baltimore County.

Baltimore County teachers and staff will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine this week, but it is unclear how that will affect when school buildings reopen for students. All of the county’s school buildings have been closed since March.

Curbside recycling is back in Baltimore, and drivers are using some new tech

Photo by Bill Smith

Curbside recycling is returning to Baltimore on Tuesday (1/19) with a new digitized system to help drivers navigate collection routes.

Volunteer Maryland accepting applications from Maryland nonprofits to host volunteers

Photo via AmeriCorps Facebook page

Maryland nonprofits can now apply to be assigned volunteers from Volunteer Maryland for the 2021-2022 service year.

Abell Foundation report examines digital disparities among Marylanders


At a time when virtual work and school are part of everyday life for many Marylanders, internet access is a basic necessity. But roughly 520,000 Maryland households lack high-speed internet at home, according to a new report by the Abell Foundation. 

BmoreArt’s Picks: January 19-25


Virtual Happy Hour: Clementine Hunter Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, January 19 • 5:30-6:30pm
presented by Nation Museum of Women in the Arts

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will celebrate self-taught artist Clementine Hunter’s birthday with a virtual happy hour. The latest in a popular series of creative ‘toasts’ to notable women artists, the event will feature artworks and stories about Hunter’s life. A local mixologist will teach participants how to craft a specialty drink in her honor.

Owner of Cross Keys brings in new tenants, selects partner for a 350-unit apartment building


New owners of The Village of Cross Keys have signed 15 leases since they took over last year, with first-time tenants including Calvert School; Monument Sotheby’s International Realty; Sandy Hillman Communications and the Baltimore School of Music.

In all, Caves Valley Partners has signed up 10 new tenants, renewed five leases, and has more retail and office transactions in the works, according to partner Arsh Mirmiran.