Tag Archives: Maryland General Assembly COVID-19

Modelers say testing key for Md. to contain COVID-19

Laurie Kuypers, a registered nurse, reaches into a car to take a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Seattle. The appointment-only drive-through clinic began a day earlier. Health authorities in Washington reported more COVID19 deaths in the state that has been hardest hit by the outbreak. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Widespread testing and contact tracing may be the best way to contain COVID-19 and keep it from a resurgence as jurisdictions look to loosen physical distancing, modelers told a Maryland legislative work group Wednesday. Because the coronavirus can spread before ...

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Top Maryland lawmakers call for option to vote in person

A medical worker wearing protective equipment set up signs to screen people referred by doctors for COVID-19 testing in a parking lot of FedEx Field, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Landover, Md. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Maryland's top legislative leaders said Tuesday that they were not ready to agree to a recommendation by the state elections board to have all ballots for the June 2 primary cast by mail, a measure that was suggested to protect poll workers from the coronavirus.

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Kirwan, two revenue bills take next steps in the Senate


ANNAPOLIS — A landmark public education bill and two bills that would provide partial funding for the plan cleared a preliminary hurdle in the Senate Saturday. The votes on the Kirwan Commission education recommendations and an online advertising tax and ...

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