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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the state’s long-term response plan to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes expanded testing and treatment infrastructure, keeping Marylanders boosted against the virus, and preparing for future surges. The five-pronged plan, called COVIDReady Maryland, aims to “maximize tools and treatmements available to keep people healthy and...
    A Maryland doctor who ran COVID-19 drive-though testing sites in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he defrauded Medicare. Dr. Ron Elfenbein, 47, of Arnold, was the owner of Drs ERgent Care, LLC, which operated First Call Medical Center and Chesapeake ERgent Care Center. Prosecutors...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Health providers across Maryland have joined a federal initiative to expand COVID-19 testing and treatment access to residents. At Maryland pharmacies and health partners participating in the Test to Treat initiative, people are able to get a rapid COVID-19 test and — if they test positive — can get the appropriate treatment...
    With coronavirus cases on the decline in Prince George’s County, Maryland, health officials said Wednesday that the county will shut down one of its COVID-19 testing sites and a vaccination clinic. The county-operated mass vaccination clinic at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex in Landover will close after Friday, April 8, officials said....
    Montgomery County, Maryland, will roll out a drop-off COVID-19 PCR testing option at several county recreation centers that aims to deliver results in 24 to 48 hours. The tests, whose results are analyzed in a lab, are designed to maintain PCR testing — which is often required for travel — in the county and free...
    Virginia’s George Mason University announced Friday that it is easing its COVID-19 restrictions, including making masks optional except in classrooms and labs during scheduled courses. The university system is also lifting the mask mandate for events with more than 50 attendees unless required by the event organizers. George Mason will also be relaxing its testing...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is warning residents of companies offering door-to-door COVID-19 testing, saying people who took the tests have reported not receiving results after several weeks and do not know if their personal information is secure. “We are monitoring these activities, but consumers should be on the alert and are...
    As D.C. continues to open new COVID Centers, and extends its indoor mask mandate, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday that residents can pick up free masks. Bowser said two KN95 masks will be offered per resident. More COVID Center information can be found online. The website includes information about the number of masks remaining. In...
    COVID-19 cases are down precipitously in Montgomery County, Maryland, but the county executive and health officials on Wednesday said it’s too soon to pop Champagne. County Executive Marc Elrich, in a media briefing Wednesday, said cases in the county are down 51% since last week, at 579.81 cases per 100,000 residents. The bad news: “Our...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 3,678 new COVID-19 cases as the state positivity rate and hospitalizations continued to decrease, according to data released Sunday by the Maryland Department of Health. But even as those key metrics fade from peak levels recorded earlier this month, Gov. Larry Hogan and healthcare leaders are warning Marylanders not to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland reported 4,849 new COVID-19 cases as the state positivity rate and hospitalizations continued to decrease, according to data released Saturday by the Maryland Department of Health. But even as those key metrics fade from peak levels recorded earlier this month, Gov. Larry Hogan and healthcare leaders are warning Marylanders not to...
    Gov Larry HoganLarry Hogan'Unprecedented:' States invest in child care to recover pandemic losses Feehery: DC will become the inverse of West Berlin Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE (R) said Thursday that Maryland's first lady, Yumi Hogan, has tested positive for COVID-19.In a statement on his Twitter account, Hogan revealed that his...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A little more than 2,700 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19 as hospitalizations and the statewide positivity rate continue to fade, according to data released Friday by the Maryland Department of Health. But even as those key metrics fade from peak levels recorded earlier this month, Gov. Larry Hogan and healthcare leaders are...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Governor Hogan Thursday announced a new hospital-based COVID testing site opened at LifeBridge Health in Carroll County with two more set to open by Saturday. Testing sites at GBMC and St. Agnes will open Friday and Saturday, respectively, the governor said. READ MORE: Maryland Man Found Dead With Over 100 Snakes In...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland added more than 3,000 additional COVID-19 cases Monday as its positivity rate and hospitalizations continued to fall, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Health. Hospitalizations slid by two over the past 24 hours, bringing the total of COVID-19 patients in Maryland’s hospitals to 3,060. With the state...
    Retesting was needed for nearly 500 people whose saliva samples taken at a Maryland testing site had expired, local health officials said. The 471 PCR tests taken on Jan. 10 at Ripken Stadium were sent to a backup lab in Texas after the Harford County Health Department's primary lab had a COVID-19 outbreak, officials told...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Gov. Larry Hogan plans to protect Maryland’s seniors by requiring staff, volunteers and vendors who work at nursing homes across the state to take a COVID-19 test twice a week. Hogan shared the details of that plan during a press conference Thursday at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton....
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state would be opening six additional hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites in the near future to help avoid overcrowding in hospitals and emergency rooms. Last week, Hogan announced the launch of 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites, which are now fully operational. Speaking Thursday at an in-progress hospital testing site...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Gov. Larry Hogan is preparing to update the public on Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency. Hogan intends to share additional details about the state’s efforts to get COVID-19 under control during a 1 p.m. press conference at the UM Shore Medical Pavillion at Easton on Thursday. READ MORE: New Report Sheds Light On...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Even as Maryland added more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, its statewide positivity rate continues to slide, according to data released Thursday by the Maryland Department of Health. Hospitalizations decreased by 34 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients being treated by hospitals to 3,428. Data show...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland recorded more than 11,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the positivity rate continued to dip, according to the latest data from the Maryland Department of Health. Hospitalizations rose by 10 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients currently being treated by hospitals statewide to...
    Schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, have updated their COVID-19 quarantine and testing guidelines in response to the latest ones from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everyone Regardless of vaccination status, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19 have to stay home for at least five days from...
    The surge of the omicron variant in the D.C. region has increased demand for COVID testing, prompting some to seek tests at hospital emergency rooms. Maryland hopes to ease that pressure on emergency rooms with new testing sites, which opened Monday.  In total, 10 sites will open near Maryland hospitals by the end of the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health has announced three-hour delays for six COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites ahead of an anticipated snowstorm Thursday night. The State Center testing and vaccination site at 300 Preston Street in Baltimore City will open Friday as scheduled for testing, by appointment only, the department said. No at-home...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites will be fully operational by the end of next week, with 10 more to open after that as part of a larger effort to increase coronavirus testing throughout the state. The goal, the governor said, is to keep people from going to already-crowded...
    LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — An additional 20 state-run COVID-19 testing sites will open near hospital sites across Maryland in the coming weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday, a plan the governor said will meet the public’s demand for tests as the Omicron variant causes a surge in cases and reduce emergency room visits from Marylanders...
    (CNN) — The Biden administration is opening additional federally run free COVID-19 testing sites in six states across the country — Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Delaware, Texas and Washington — as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to surge in the US. “We have the tools we need to manage the surge in Omicron cases,”...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health on Monday released an updated list of locations to test for and get vaccinated against COVID-19. The department opened two new testing sites Friday to keep up with an increased demand for testing amid a surge in new infections. All community testing sites are free. READ MORE:...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency that will aid hospital staff and mobilize members of the National Guard to help staff COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites as the state deals with a massive surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Maryland on Tuesday hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, an...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than 3,000 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest total of any point during the pandemic, according to the latest data released by the state Department of Health. Gov. Larry Hogan declared a 30-day state of emergency in response to the surge in hospitalizations, and issued two executive orders to enhance...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health on Monday released an updated list of locations to test for and get vaccinated against COVID-19. The department opened two new testing sites Friday to keep up with an increased demand for testing amid a surge in new infections. All community testing sites are free. READ MORE:...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health and agency partners are closing five state-run COVID-19 testing sites Monday due to the winter weather. With snow accumulating on the roads, the state is suspending operations at sites in Anne Arundel, Harford and Prince George’s counties, along with Baltimore City. The following testing sites are closed:...
    Maryland and Virginia are shutting down COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites Monday ahead of a winter storm that’s expected to dump three to eight inches of snow of the D.C. region and impact traffic and public transportation. The Virginia Department of Health said it’s closing all of its Community Vaccination Centers on Monday. Affected sites...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health and agency partners are closing five state-run COVID-19 testing sites in anticipation of the winter weather that is expected to hit the state on Monday. With winter weather predicted to have impacts on road and transportation systems, the state is suspending operations at sites in Anne Arundel,...
    If you’re looking to get tested for COVID-19 in the D.C. area on New Year’s Day, you’re not out of luck; there are still places open and ready for business. Though most testing centers are closed for the holiday, you can get tested at the following places: D.C. The “Test Yourself D.C.” drop-boxes will be...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — As Maryland grapples with elevated COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, two more counties implemented indoor mask mandates on Friday. Anne Arundel and Frederick counties now require people ages 5 and up to wear masks in indoor public spaces, from retail stores to houses of worship. READ MORE: Maryland Begins Offering FDA-Authorized...
    The Maryland Department of Health will offer new COVID-19 testing sites in Bel Air and Annapolis beginning Friday, Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday. The testing sites will open on Friday and offer walk-up testing seven days a week — including New Year’s weekend. No appointments are available. They will be located at University of Maryland Upper...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — To keep up with growing demand, the Maryland Department of Health is opening two new COVID-19 testing sites in Anne Arundel and Harford counties, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday. The testing sites—University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air and Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis—are set to open on New...
    Maryland now has a total of 700,553 confirmed cases of COVID-19, also breaking a daily record of new cases in a single day by adding more than 14,000 within 24 hours, according to the state's Coronavirus dashboard. The surge in COVID-19 has largely been blamed on the highly infectious Omicron variant spreading throughout the state....
    Maryland now has a total of 700,553 confirmed cases of COVID-19, also breaking a daily record of new cases in a single day by adding more than 14,000 within 24 hours, according to the state's Coronavirus dashboard. The surge in COVID-19 has largely been blamed on the highly infectious Omicron variant spreading throughout the state....
    Maryland now has a total of 700,553 confirmed cases of COVID-19, also breaking a daily record of new cases in a single day by adding more than 14,000 within 24 hours, according to the state's Coronavirus dashboard. The surge in COVID-19 has largely been blamed on the highly infectious Omicron variant spreading throughout the state....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland added more than 14,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, setting a new single-day case increase record, while hospitalizations also reached a new peak. Hospitalizations rose by 76, bringing the number of COVID-19 patients to a record 2,122, according to the health department, as emergency departments at hospitals throughout the state continue...
    Inova is opening a vehicle-side testing site in Falls Church, Virginia, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the healthcare system announced Wednesday. The site opens Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2990 Telestar Court and will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend hours may be added depending on demand, the...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced emergency actions as COVID-19 hospitalizations have now reached record levels across the state, surpassing 2,000 cases.In a statement released on Facebook Hogan said:  "It cannot be stressed enough that getting vaccinated and getting boosted are your strongest possible defenses against this virus and its variants."Hogan says the surge in...
    With COVID-19 cases surging, many people in the D.C. area may need to get tested after gathering with family and friends for Christmas this weekend. If you are in need of a test, here is where you can go on Sunday: D.C.  D.C. residents finding testing at the following locations: Get a PCR test...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, Executive Marc Elrich said Wednesday that he would like to have a vaccine passport proposal similar to D.C.’s in front of the County Council by the time it returns from recess. Elrich said he has heard the concerns that introducing a vaccine requirement for bars and restaurants will drive away business, but...
    ANNAPOLIS, M.d. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that Maryland conducted more than one million free COVID-19 tests for Maryland students and staff since August. The tests came as part of a statewide K-12 testing program funded by the CDC to help schools transition back into traditional learning. READ MORE: Maryland Health Secretary Schrader...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Secretary Dennis R. Schrader is urging Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19 before meeting with family and friends indoors over the holidays. “As we move further into the holidays and winter season continues, getting vaccinated, boosted and tested are the most important precautions Marylanders can take to...