Hogan: Restaurants open Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that restaurants, civic groups and some outdoor activities will be allowed to resume at 5 p.m. on Friday. The move came in response to progress in the state’s step-by-step reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Over the past two weeks, we have been […]

DoCo Health Department shares details on Safer at Home advisory

CAMBRIDGE — A statement from the Dorchester County Health Department last week provided guidance on Governor Larry Hogan’s Safer at Home plan. The move aims to move Maryland forward in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement follows:As of May 15, the Stay at Home order was replaced by a Safer at Home public […]

Hogan, faith leaders discuss safe public worship

ANNAPOLIS — The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives convened a workgroup of faith-based leaders across the state representing a broad array of faiths and denominations to discuss the Governor’s vision for reopening the economy based on the criteria outlined in his plan, “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” The Faith-Based Workgroup provided a report with recommendations […]

Hogan lifts Stay-at-Home order as of Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan lifted his isolation order in a live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. The move came during the live broadcast of an update regarding Stage One of his “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” “We will be lifting the Stay at Home order” as of Friday at 5 p.m. and moving to a […]

Town Square May 13, 2020: Jobless benefits; Kirwan vetoed; flyover

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. NO BENEFITS YET, GOVERNOR: Unemployment is not releasing our […]

Hogan: Outdoor activities allowed; Schools closed for rest of academic year

ANNAPOLIS — Marylanders will get some relief from quarantine, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon that because of progress made in the battle against COVID-19, some outdoor activities will be allowed. These include fishing, boating, golf, tennis and camping.Parks and beaches will also be open for walking and other exercise, […]

Hogan: ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’ on Friday

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday officially reopened the Laurel Medical Center in Prince George’s County as part of the state’s COVID-19 hospital surge plan, and announced an expansive contract tracing initiative that will be able to track up to 1,000 cases per day. With significant progress on the four building blocks that are […]

Message Wall: Caring neighbors share ideas and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to 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 […]

Hogan: 500,000 tests from Korea

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday afternoon the receipt over the weekend of 5,000 LabGun COVID-19 PCR test kits from South Korea. The delivery means the state now has the capability to conduct 500,000 individual tests, more than the top four other states combined. Gov. Hogan said, “We’ve been doing everything in our […]

Maryland gets 500,000 COVID-19 test kits from Korea

Gov. Hogan has just announced the delivery from Korea of 500,000 COVID-19 test kits. This gives the state more kits than the top four states combined. We are working on a report, which will appear online today and on our front page this week.