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Convention center to expand equitable vaccine distribution efforts

Dr. Chuck Callahan, left, and Dr. James Ficke, the co-directors of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, give Gov. Larry Hogan a tour of the facility on Feb. 8. (Submitted Photo)

Officials at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital vaccination site are expanding community outreach measures in hopes of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable populations in the city. The BCCFH, which is a public-private partnership of the Maryland ...

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Md. Republicans seek protection for businesses, limits on health officers

Del. Nic Kipke, R-Anne Arundel and Republican leader in the House, says the focus of the bills is to give businesses some "consistency, protection and support." (The Daily Record/File Photo)

House Republicans say they will push for a package of pandemic-related bills aimed at increasing tourism, limiting the authority of local health officers and providing legal liability to small businesses and other organizations. The push on already filed bills by ...

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2 Md. universities aim for large-scale fall reopenings

7-28-16 BALTIMORE, MD- Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC seen here on Capmus for a Q+A and story about the 50th anniversary of the University. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Two Maryland universities have announced that they anticipate large-scale reopenings in the fall.  A campus-wide communication sent on Thursday by the University of Maryland, College Park’s President Darryll Pines stated that he anticipates most faculty, staff and students will have been ...

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Two Md. hospitals offered COVID-19 vaccinations to board members

Anne Arundel Medical Center is one of two Maryland regional hospital groups that has offered COVID-19 vaccines to its board members. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Amid a distribution crisis that has left Marylanders struggling to access the COVID-19 vaccine, two regional Maryland hospital systems have offered vaccinations to their board members — a move that abides by the state’s prioritization standards, according to health and ...

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Md. House version of virus relief aid becomes ‘anti-poverty’ measure

Del. Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery and chairman of the revenues subcommittee, said lawmakers were focused on targeted relief and called the bill "the largest anti-poverty bill in state history." (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Maryland House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved a pandemic aid bill that expands payments to low-income Marylanders and exempts some who received unemployment benefits from state income taxes. Changes to the bill first proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan are ...

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