Maryland Nursing Homes Required To Offer Monoclonal Antibodies, Hogan SaysAs Maryland braces for a surge of COVID-19 cases this winter, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that nursing homes will be required to offer monoclonal antibody treatments.
Maryland Launches Surge Operations Center, Directs Hospitals To Submit Pandemic PlansAs Maryland's COVID-19 hospitalizations hover above 1,000, Gov. Larry Hogan and health officials on Wednesday directed hospitals to submit their pandemic plans immediately and launched a surge operations center to manage bed capacity.
Omicron Has The Potential To Be The Dominant VariantAll eyes are on the omicron variant. While it isn't the dominant variant yet, experts say we could be heading in that direction.
Hogan Promises Emergency Legislation To Shore Up Maryland's Nursing WorkforcePointing to a rise in COVID-19 related hospitalizations, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced plans to introduce emergency legislation to help Maryland's hospitals contend with staffing shortages.
Booster Shots Are Encouraged Now More Than EverThere's still a lot that we don't know about the omicron variant.
COVID-19 In Maryland: 1,244 New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate Rises To 5%Maryland reported 1,244 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths, according to state health department data released Tuesday morning.
President Biden Announces Travel Restrictions On Eight South African Countries In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of New COVID-19 VariantThe new variant Omicron was first reported in South Africa on Wednesday is mutating quickly. Health experts fear it could be more transmissible than the Delta variant.
FDA Advisory Panel Backs Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Aged 5 To 11An FDA advisory panel carefully debated before giving the green light -- meaning 28 million kids nationwide could start rolling up their sleeves as soon as next week.
Maryland Schools Report More Than 10,000 Covid Cases Since Reopening In Person, State Board Will Revisit Mask Mandate In DecemberCovid-19 has taken a toll on Maryland schools. The Maryland Department of Education revealed Tuesday there have been more than 10,000 cases among students and more than 1,800 cases among staff since classrooms reopened in person.
Immunocompromised May Need A Fourth Covid-19 Shot, CDC SaysPeople with certain health conditions that make them moderately or severely immunocompromised may get a fourth mRNA Covid-19 shot, according to updated guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Baltimore County Urges People To Get Vaccinated With Super Weekend Flu ClinicThe flu season is fast approaching and health officials are warning of a possible "Twindemic" of both COVID-19 and the flu, especially during the winter months, making vaccination against both diseases more important than ever.