Covid-19 Delta Variant

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Baltimore mayor tests positive for COVID-19, ‘feels fine’

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor's office says the mayor is isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Spokesman Cal Harris says Mayor Brandon Scott is asymptomatic and feels fine. The mayor is vaccinated and follows health protocols, but Harris says Scott's positive test shows that breakthrough infections are a “real threat." Harris says Scott is working with the health department’s contact tracing units to notify colleagues he […]

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DE Gov. Carney: Teachers must get vaccinated, get weekly testing

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that all teachers and school staff in Delaware will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Carney announced the new requirement today. It will be formally issued by emergency regulation and takes effect Nov. 1. The requirement also applies to contractors and volunteers who work in K-12 public and private schools. Carney says the top priority […]

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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

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Maryland marks 10K deaths from COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has directed flags in Maryland to fly at half-staff in remembrance of more than 10,000 state residents who have died from COVID-19. The state reported Thursday morning that 21 more Maryland residents have died from the virus. That brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 10,011 over the last 19 months. Hogan says in a statement that more people are getting vaccinated […]

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Maryland legislative panel votes to require masks in K-12

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A panel of Maryland lawmakers has approved an emergency measure to require masks in K-12 schools statewide to help stop COVID-19 from spreading. Tuesday's vote by a joint committee of the General Assembly puts the emergency regulation into effect for up to 180 days. The Maryland State Board of Education approved the regulation last month. Only two of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions, Carroll and Somerset counties, have […]

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Maryland OKs boosters for 65 and older in congregate care

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — the State of Maryland is authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all residents 65 and older who live in congregate care settings. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and developmentally disabled group homes can now administer booster shots to residents 65 and older. The state’s health department is issuing new guidance for vaccine providers to administer boosters without any […]

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Maryland nursing homes see another rise in coronavirus cases

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nursing homes in Maryland are seeing another rise in coronavirus cases. And that means that facilities are having to suspend visits from loved ones. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the halt to visitations has led to a new wave of despair in facilities that were struck hard by COVID-19. The impact of loneliness on the health of the elderly has been extreme. Maryland has 227 […]

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