Tag: baltimore city health department

Hogan to submit $10M emergency request for Maryland coronavirus response

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.

Gov. Larry Hogan will be introducing emergency legislation that will allow him to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund and put that money toward Maryland’s response to the coronavirus.

Hogan said Wednesday that he will also submit a $10 million emergency appropriation request as part of a supplemental budget later this week based on the Maryland Department of Health’s contingency planning.

“Given the rapidly evolving nature of this threat to public health, it is critical that we have the flexibility to immediately access these resources,” Hogan said in a prepared statement. “I want to continue to assure Marylanders that our state is taking every precaution when it comes to the coronavirus.”

City to study use of fentanyl-detecting test strips by distributing them in exchange vans

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In its ongoing fight against a fentanyl-fueled surge in drug overdoses, the Baltimore City Health Department plans to study the efficacy of test strips that detect the potent synthetic substance in street-purchased drugs by handing kits out at mobile syringe and needle exchanges.

Baltimore among cities suing Trump administration over campaign to tear down Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump’s official portrait, via the White House

Baltimore is again suing the White House over its health care policies, this time due to the president’s alleged undermining of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Department Creates Map of Every Naloxone-Carrying Pharmacy in Baltimore

Via Baltimore City Health Department

If you’ve ever wondered where you can buy the lifesaving medication naloxone in Baltimore, the city health department has a useful resource for you.

Greenlaurel: Any Ideas For Zapping Mosquitoes Without Using Chemicals?

The Asian Tiger mosquito was brought to Maryland from Japan in 1985, most likely in tires. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Reader Ann D. recently submitted in a question that many others may be wondering: How do you get rid of annoying skeeters without chemicals? With the West Nile and Zika viruses back in the news, and the little buggers now out in full force in Baltimore, it’s time for mosquito 101. 

Baltimore Businesses Can Now Get Gold Certified for Workplace Wellness


Many employers provide healthcare to their employees, but whether or not it’s a healthy place to work is a different story. When it comes to wellness, Baltimore’s health department is looking to put workplaces in the city to the test.

Health Dept. Warns Baltimoreans About Cosmetic Tattooing Procedure for Eyebrows

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With more salons illegally offering a trending eyebrow-alteration service called “microblading,” Baltimore health officials have issued a warning to city residents to try to keep them safe.

‘Open City Hall,’ Launched Today, Lets Baltimore Residents Tell Officials How they Really Feel


Baltimore City has taken another step to encourage digital communication with residents through a new platform called Open City Hall.

Health Commissioner Leana Wen is Troubled by Republicans’ Planned Obamacare Replacement


Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen has some serious concerns with Republican lawmakers’ proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

Looney’s Pub in Canton Briefly Shuttered for Health Code Violations

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The Baltimore City Health Department has temporarily closed the popular Canton hangout Looney’s Pub for a range of health code violations, including improper handling and storage of food, rodent and insect infestations and general unsanitary conditions.