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Coronavirus hospitalizations now top 500 in Md.

Bob Atlas, President and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Maryland hospitalizations for COVID-19 have sharply increased over the last week, underscoring hospitals’ needs for equipment and supplies and to protect their health care workers. Since the state first began reporting the number of people who have ever been hospitalized ...

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Md. health exchange extends coronavirus sign-up period as thousands enroll

Michele Eberle

Thousands of Marylanders are signing up for health insurance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the state’s health exchange Wednesday extended the window to allow more people to enroll. The state’s special enrollment period for the coronavirus will now run through ...

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Md. School for the Blind to operate free day care for first responders, essential personnel

Founded in 1853, the Maryland School for the Blind serves approximately 56 percent  (967 of 1,714) of students in Maryland who are blind or visually impaired, ranging in ages from infants to 21 years old.  Approximately 200 students are served on the Baltimore campus, with the remaining receiving instruction and assistance through outreach services. (Photo courtesy of the Maryland School for the Blind)

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) will open a day care center to provide child care services to Maryland’s first responders and essential personnel beginning March 30. MSB’s Pre-School and Early Learning Center, at ...

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CareFirst announces financial flexibility options during COVID-19 pandemic

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. MF-D 3/14/02.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) Friday announced financial flexibility for members and groups that are experiencing economic hardship. Customers can request a deferral of up to two months of premium with due amounts carried forward with no interest or penalty. The ...

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Weinberg Foundation to give $4M in emergency grants to nonprofits

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Friday announced $4 million in emergency grant funding as its initial response to the developing COVID-19 public health crisis. The emergency grants will support current grantees that are providing vital services within their communities ...

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Md. hospitals look for relief from federal stimulus bill

Fran Phillips, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Health, left, speaks as Gov. Larry Hogan listens on March 10, 2020. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland hospitals stand to benefit from Congress’s massive $2 trillion stimulus bill, but questions about what they would get and when remain unanswered. The state’s hospitals have not yet entered a “crisis situation” over beds for COVID-19 so far, state ...

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