Baltimore Employs Local Faces To Encourage Vaccination Amid Record COVID-19 MetricsThe state reported 47 more deaths Monday, bringing the death toll since the start of the pandemic to just over 12,000.
With Omicron's Prevalence And The Testing Shortage, Anyone With Symptoms Should Assume They're Positive, Doctor SaysLeaders in multiple states are working to expand access to testing as a surge in demand paired with a lack of supply has led to numerous shortages.
Omicron Surge Leads To Almost 30% Positivity In Maryland, Hogan Announces 10 New Testing Sites To Relieve Pressure On HospitalsOmicron is ravaging Maryland, with the state recording another record-high positivity rate that is just shy of 30%. 
West Virginia Wants To Administer 4th COVID-19 Vaccine DoseWest Virginia has the nation’s third-oldest population with nearly 20% of its 1.79 million residents over age 65. The state also eclipses most others in the percentage of people affected by diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Record Number of Marylanders Test Positive for Covid-19; Baltimore City To Provide Schools With 100,000 TestsDespite the rising case numbers, Mayor Scott is demanding schools stay open for in-person learning—and will provide city schools with 100,000 rapid tests and 80,000 N95 masks.
Aberdeen Walmart Shuts Down In Wake Of New COVID-19 CasesThe store will re-open again on Friday at 6 a.m. It is one of two supercenters in the northeast corner of Maryland.
CDC Warns Against Cruises, Regardless Of Vaccination StatusU.S. cruise lines have not announced any plans to halt trips, though vessels have been denied entry at some foreign ports.
Baltimore Hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Amid High Demand During SurgeThe Baltimore City Health Department will host 5 walk-up vaccine clinics across the area Thursday.
EU Approves Maryland-Based Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine For Bloc, 5th ApprovedNovavax has been given emergency use authorization in Indonesia and the Philippines, has applications pending with the World Health Organization and Britain, and plans to file with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by year’s end.
Maryland Officials Urge Booster Shots To Prevent Winter SurgeGovernor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has surpassed the milestone of 10 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered.
CDC Recommends Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Over J&J'sThe new recommendation: "mRNA vaccines are preferred over the Janssen Covid-19 vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19 for those 18 years of age and over."