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Maryland Department of Health reports 2,074 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 56,770 cases in Maryland on June 5th

Maryland Department of Health is reporting 2,074 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 41 from yesterday) and 56,770 cases in Maryland (up 912 from yesterday) on June 5th. Here is the latest chart for Testing Volume, Tests per Day and Percent Positive Rate (7-Day Avg) per the state: COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 56,770 Number of persons...

Howard County has received more than 38% of vote-by-mail ballots sent for the 2020 Primary as of June 4th

The Maryland State Board of Elections is publishing data of the number of mail-in ballots sent out and received for the 2020 Maryland Primary. Here is the data as of June 4th: Specific to Howard County…205,362 mail-in-ballots have been sent out and 79,327 ballots have been received. That makes a return rate of over 38% (38.6%). The statewide average is just...

Kuchno and Coleman have leads in Judge of the Circuit Court in Howard County as of June 5th

Maryland Reporter wrote "In Howard County, Judge John Kuchno easily won both primaries. He was endorsed by a bipartisan group of current and formers officials, including Republican Gov. Larry Hogan who appointed him and Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh for whom he worked. Kuchno’s will be the only name on the ballot in the fall." back on June 3rd....

Howard County Board of Education Primary Election Results As Of June 5th

Elections results have been updated for the Howard County Board of Education in the 2020 Primary. Here are the results as of the morning of June 5th: Note - Watts remains in a commanding lead. Pretlow moves into 2nd place in this race but second place is still a long way from over. Note - No surprises here. Mosley and Heffner...

Howard County Democratic Central Committee Announces Incoming 2020-2022 Executive Board

Information received via email today: The HCDCC aims to be a powerful force for change by collaborating with our community to engage and empower Democrats and those who align with our values. Collectively, our committee has done amazing work over the last two years, both publicly and privately. Not only did we sweep the ballot in the 2018 midterms by...

TrustedQA establishes James Beauford Excellence Award

TrustedQA, which provides software and systems engineering services, established the James Beauford Excellence Award in honor of James Beauford, senior systems administrator and subject matter expert, to recognize employees who share Beauford’s traits of loyalty, leadership and excellence. The award’s first recipient, Beauford was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in December 2019 and retired from TrustedQA in May after...

Howard County Launches Outdoor Table Service Permits Conditionally Approved Upon Submission, Subject to Review

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is launching a new Temporary Use Permit for Outdoor Table Service for restaurants and bars that do not currently have outdoor table service or need to expand existing outdoor table service. Beginning today, June 4th, businesses can apply by visiting:  https://accela1.howardcountymd.gov/citizenaccess/. If the proposed outdoor seating is located on private property, businesses may provisionally set up...

Howard County has received nearly 32% of vote-by-mail ballots sent for the 2020 Primary as of June 3rd

The Maryland State Board of Elections is publishing data of the number of mail-in ballots sent out and received for the 2020 Maryland Primary. Here is the data as of June 3rd: Specific to Howard County…205,363 mail-in-ballots have been sent out and 65,141 ballots have been received. That makes a return rate of just under 32% (31.7%). The statewide average is just...

Howard County Aligns with Governor’s Phase 2 Reopening

Today, Governor Hogan announced the reopening of additional non-essential businesses effective Friday, June 5th at 5:00 p.m., including some additional personal services, as Maryland moves into Phase 2 of his Roadmap to Recovery plan. Howard County will be aligning its reopening status with the State of Maryland, as well as his previous orders, which includes allowing indoor faith services as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order. The Department of Recreation...

Governor Hogan Announces Stage Two of the Roadmap to Recovery and that Maryland will be lifting the order requiring the closure of non-essential businesses

Here are some highlights from Governor Larry Hogan's press conference on June 3rd relating to reopening Maryland: 11) KEY METRICS. Since announcing Stage One, the state has continued to see downward trends. Statewide positivity rate has dropped to 9.5%. Hospitalizations are at lowest level in 50 days. ICU beds at lowest level since 4/17. 12) Gov Hogan: “All of these metrics...