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Under Armour manufacturing face masks, other protective equipment for health care providers

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An Under Armour team member works on one of the face masks that the Baltimore-based athletic company is developing for health care providers across Maryland. Photo courtesy of Under Armour.

As health care workers face a dwindling supply of protective equipment to treat the coronavirus outbreak, Under Armour has started manufacturing and assembling face masks and face shields.

The athletic apparel company headquartered in Tide Point announced Tuesday that it is producing the gear and specially equipped fanny packs for the University of Maryland Medical System’s 28,000 health care providers and staff.

UMMS board puts president on temporary leave of absence

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Amid the fallout over contracts between the University of Maryland Medical System and members of its board of directors, the institution’s overseers have asked president and CEO Robert A. Chrencik to take a leave of absence starting March 25.

Hogan, Miller call on UMMS board to shape up

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The outside of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Image via Google Street View.

Gov. Larry Hogan and Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller called for reforms of the University of Maryland Medical System board after reports in The Sun revealed several unpaid board members, including Mayor Catherine Pugh, have conducted business with the organization.

Local Hospitals Plan to Add 1000 Entry-Level Jobs

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One of the engines of the unrest that rocked Baltimore earlier this year was the economic despair and high unemployment in some Baltimore neighborhoods. In Sandtown-Winchester, Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, the unemployment rate is double that of the city as a whole–and the city itself already has an unemployment rate much higher than the national average.

A new initiative spurred by Baltimore-area hospitals is hoping to change some of these alarming statistics by hiring 1,000 entry-level workers for hospital jobs, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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