Hogan: National Guard to assist vaccinations

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Dec. 16 announced the reactivation of the Maryland National Guard to support state and local health officials in the efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines statewide. “With vaccine distribution now beginning in our state, we have finally reached a turning point. We are able to see the sun rising on […]

Hogan announces virus health, economic moves

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Dec. 8 announced a series of additional COVID-19 health and economic relief initiatives to help struggling Maryland families and small businesses. He was joined by Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz and Housing Secretary Kenneth Holt. “We continue to take constant actions on a daily basis to fight this virus from […]

Kozel: Vaccine is on the way

CAMBRIDGE — CEO of Shore Health Ken Kozel updated members of the Dorchester County Council on Dec. 1, telling them that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in the area as early as this month, for use by those on the front line of the epidemic. He began his presentation by saying that in Shore […]

New COVID treatment: TidalHealth will offer drug Bamlanivimab

BERLIN — Starting Dec. 1, TidalHealth became a regional referral site for the administration of a new COVID-19 treatment that drew attention when it was used to treat COVID-19 in President Donald Trump. Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody produced by Eli Lilly & Co., was granted emergency use authorization by the Food & Drug Administration on […]

Message wall, Nov. 25, 2020

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Hogan and […]

Gov. Hogan announces new restrictions

ANNAPOLIS — With widespread community transmission across the state and surging COVID-19 metrics across the country, Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced immediate actions to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system and to keep more Marylanders from dying. “We are in a war right now, and the virus is winning,” Gov. Hogan said. “Now more […]

Hogan: ‘Wear the damn masks’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is facing increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections, as the weather cools and people spend more time indoors. Rural counties, including Dorchester, are among those with the highest rates. “Maryland is reporting a seven-day average positivity rate of 6.45%, a slight decrease from yesterday, while total hospitalizations have increased by 47 to a […]

Greensboro Elementary School closes after COVID results

DENTON — Greensboro Elementary School will be closed to students and most staff for a two-week period, Oct. 19-30, an announcement from Caroline County Public Schools said Sunday. Principal Dawn Swann said in a letter to parents, “This is being done in an effort to reduce the opportunity for spread of the virus, and because […]

DCPS employee tests positive for COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE — An employee at one of Dorchester County Public Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. “I can confirm a member of the DCPS staff has tested positive, but due to privacy concerns we will not share their work location or further information,” Communications and Community Outreach Specialist Valerie Goff emailed in reply to a […]

President Trump and First Lady test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president announced in a tweet shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. They learned of the results on Thursday evening. The news comes months into a global pandemic and in the final weeks of the president’s campaign for re-election.“Tonight, […]