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Baltimore Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott Quarantining After Potential Exposure To COVID-19Just days before his inauguration, Baltimore mayor-elect Brandon Scott said he is self-quarantining after potentially being exposed to COVID-19.
Gov. Hogan: Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Cover 300K Maryland Healthcare WorkersSticking with the recommendations from the CDC, Gov. Larry Hogan said when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, certain essential healthcare workers will be the first to get it.
Montgomery County To Hand Out 4K PPE KitsMontgomery County is hoping to help some of the hardest-hit areas by giving out 4,000 PPE kits. 
Johns Hopkins University Team Among Finalists In Mask Design ChallengeA team from Johns Hopkins University is among five finalists in a global challenge to design a better mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maryland Lawmakers Announces More Than $1.4M To Support Baltimore County's COVID-19 Response At SchoolsMaryland lawmakers announced Thursday more than $1.4 million in federal funding to support Baltimore County’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts at schools. 
COVID Study: Howard County Safety Precautions Are Protecting First Responders From Coronavirus Howard County government is taking a data-driven approach as they look to see what has been working to protect first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Live Music Venues Struggle To Survive As COVID-19 Pandemic Rages OnToday, many music venues remain closed or are running at limited capacities, which can be a significant financial strain for musicians and business owners.
Baltimore Public Works Department Supervisor Charles Johnson Dies After 2-Week COVID-19 Hospitalization, Agency SaysA Baltimore City Department of Public Works supervisor has died after contracting COVID-19, the department said Thursday afternoon.
COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Climbs; 2K New Cases, 48 Deaths ReportedMaryland's COVID-19 positivity rate continued to climb Thursday as the state recorded more than 2,000 new cases and 48 new deaths, data from the state's health department showed.
California Health Official, Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Resigning After Using Racist Term, Citing Family EmergenciesA California health official who spent decades of his career in Maryland is stepping down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, weeks after using a racist term to refer to Asian Americans.
Maryland Police Stop COVID-Positive Child From Boarding Plane At BWI After Health Department Couldn't Reach MotherA mother and child were stopped from boarding a plane bound for Puerto Rico from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thanksgiving eve by Maryland State Police after they learned the child had tested positive for COVID-19.
Maryland Could Get Some Coronavirus Vaccines By Mid-December, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford SaysMaryland’s lieutenant governor says the state could get a small amount of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as mid-December.