Latest Maryland state government News

Chesapeake Bay Bridge work finished a year ahead of schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rehabilitation project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed this week, more than a year ahead of schedule, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced. The $27 million deck rehabilitation project was slated to last about two years on the west span of the only bridge over the bay...

A medical worker wearing protective equipment set up signs to screen people referred by doctors for COVID-19 testing in a parking lot of FedEx Field, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Landover, Md. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Top Maryland lawmakers call for option to vote in person

Mar. 31, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's top legislative leaders said Tuesday that they were not ready to agree to a recommendation by the state elections board to have all ballots for the June 2 primary cast by mail, a measure that was suggested to protect poll workers from the coronavirus. Senate President Bill...

Maryland lawmakers urge release of racial data on virus

Mar. 31, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have joined politicians nationwide in asking for the release of data on coronavirus cases by race in order to address potential disparities in the response to the pandemic. Maryland Del. Nick Mosby called for such racial data to be made available in a series of social...

Police: Man violated virus order by hosting teen hotel party

Mar. 31, 2020 7:08 AM EDT

WESTMINISTER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man violated the governor’s ban on large gatherings by hosting a party with 10 teenagers in a hotel room, authorities said. Ryan M. Serra, 26, was charged Monday with providing alcohol to minors and violating Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order, which limits...

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Maryland governor issues 'stay at home' directive

Mar. 30, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a “stay-at-home” directive Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan said the region around the nation's capital, which includes Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, has reached “a critical turning point in...

A Maryland State Trooper guards the driveway to the Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Mount Airy, Md., Sunday, March 29, 2020, by a sign that says

Man dies in COVID-19 outbreak at Maryland nursing home

Mar. 29, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — A resident of a Maryland nursing home died after contracting COVID-19 in an outbreak that has sickened dozens of the facility's residents and strained a short-handed staff, health officials said Sunday. A man in his 90s who was a resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount...

Visitors to Baltimore's Inner Harbor practice social distancing as they enjoy the waterfront Thursday March 26, 2020, in Baltimore Md. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

66 test positive for COVID-19 at Maryland nursing home

Mar. 28, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor said Saturday night that a nursing home in that state has been struck by an outbreak of COVID-19 that includes 66 positive cases and 11 hospitalizations. Gov. Larry Hogan also said in a news release that Maryland recorded five more deaths statewide, bringing the total...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks about the state's response to the new coronavirus during a news conference on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland schools will be closed another four weeks through April 24. Hogan said he has made a formal request for a presidential disaster declaration to help provide funding for state and local governments as well as nonprofits. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Hopkins to research blood plasma therapy uses against virus

Mar. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A public-private initiative will provide $4 million to a Johns Hopkins University-led team to study therapeutic uses of blood plasma recovered from COVID-19 patients, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gov. Larry Hogan, and Johns Hopkins University announced Friday. Arturo Casadevall, an...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks about the state's response to the new coronavirus during a news conference on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland schools will be closed another four weeks through April 24. Hogan said he has made a formal request for a presidential disaster declaration to help provide funding for state and local governments as well as nonprofits. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Hogan: Maryland receives federal disaster designation

Mar. 26, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland received a federal disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday night. “This declaration will help provide much-needed funding for state and local governments and nonprofits, and it will be another important step in...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks about the state's response to the new coronavirus during a news conference on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland schools will be closed another four weeks through April 24. Hogan said he has made a formal request for a presidential disaster declaration to help provide funding for state and local governments as well as nonprofits. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland keeping schools closed for 4 more weeks amid virus

Mar. 25, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will keep its public schools closed for another four weeks through April 24 in response to the new coronavirus, the state's superintendent of schools announced Wednesday. Karen Salmon said she made the decision with the state board of education after lengthy discussions with...