‘We Really See A Crisis’ Top Maryland Educators Alarmed Over Looming Teacher Shortage Exacerbated By Covid PandemicCheryl Bost, a veteran educator and the head of Maryland’s teachers’ union, the Maryland State Education Association, told WJZ every school system in the state is having trouble filling positions, and the pandemic has sent those shortages into overdrive.
U.S. Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ ShotsWith more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they’re confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future.
West Baltimore GoVax Clinic Saturday Provides COVID-19 Vaccines, Booster ShotsAs the Delta variant continues to fuel the rise in COVID-19 cases in Maryland, vaccines clinics were held across Baltimore Saturday to meet people where they are in the community, address vaccine hesitancy and provide access to those interested in rolling up their sleeves.
COVID-19 Pandemic To Blame For High Prices At Grocery StoresThe question is not what has gone up, but what hasn't. Eggs, beef, chicken, are seeing significant increases this past year. And the answer to most questions these days: COVID is the driving force.
COVID Has Killed About As Many Americans As The 1918-19 FluCOVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
Maryland Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Onset Of The Pandemic, Data SaysThe Maryland Department of Labor said it's the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2021. 
Rate Of BMI Increase In Children Nearly Doubled During Pandemic, Study FindsThe increase was especially high in younger children and those with obesity.
Maryland Restaurant Week, Returning For Second Year, Kicks Off Sept. 17Founded last year to help eateries suffering from the crippling effects of the pandemic, Maryland Restaurant Week is returning for 10 days of special menus and deals across the state, the Restaurant Association of Maryland announced.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Relocates Strathmore Shows In Support Of Labor Negotiations At VenueThe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is relocating two concerts from the Music Center at Strathmore as the North Bethesda venue continues negotiations with I.A.T.S.E. Local 868, the union representing ticket office workers.
Hospital Worker Quits As Maryland Vaccine Mandate Set To Take Effect; Baltimore City To Require Employee VaccinationsMore employers, both public and private, are mandating vaccines for their workers now that the Pfizer vaccine has been fully approved by the FDA. Everyone working in hospitals and nursing homes in Maryland must have their first dose by Sept. 1 or submit to regular testing.
Maryland Sees Resurgence In Popularity Of GolfFor a while, golf had fallen flat, but Maryland is now seeing a resurgence in the sport. As it happens, Maryland is a pretty unique place to take up golfing.