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Governor Hogan Mobilizes Medical Staffing Surge to Fight COVID-19, Support Public Health Infrastructure

Launches ‘MarylandMedNow’ to Staff Up Nursing Homes, Testing Sites, and Vaccination Clinics Urges Colleges and Universities to Award Academic Credit, Help Healthcare Students Quickly Enter Workforce Hospitals Required to Submit Patient Surge Plan by Tuesday, December 8 Announces New Staffing Appointments at the Maryland Department of Health As the State of Maryland continues to fight COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series...

Howard County Will Identify Support Staff to Assist in COVID-19 Efforts

Governor Hogan called on County governments to assist with needed staffing for testing and vaccination sites and to support increasing clinical needs in hospitals.   “We heard the Governor’s call and stand ready to support COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “The continued effort to mitigate the spread of this virus requires the collaboration and cooperation of our government, private organizations, and...

Howard County Police responded to a report of shots fired on Guilford Road in Columbia on December 1st

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Assault/weapon violation Columbia, 21046: 9100 block of Guilford Road, Dec. 1 1:35 a.m. Police responded to the area for a report of shots fired and located a vehicle on the side of the road. Two victims who were occupants of the vehicle reported that another vehicle struck them and...

Howard County exceeds 6% COVID-19 positivity rate for the first time since June 10th

The latest information from the Maryland Department of Health shows Howard County has exceeded 6% (6.04%) COVID-19 positivity rate (rolling 7-day average) for the first time since June 10th (when we were at 6.36%): Howard County remains well below the state positivity rate (now at 7.33%). You can see the State data set with COVID-19 information by jurisdiction here:  https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/datasets/mdcovid19-pospercentbyjursidiction Other COVID-19...

County Executive Calvin Ball announced Howard County is launching a new pilot program to provide venison to local food banks

County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Innovative HoCo Harvest Program Providing Venison to Local Food Bank Today, County Executive Calvin Ball announced Howard County is launching a new pilot program to provide venison to local food banks. The program will be operated in partnership with the Howard Soil Conservation District and Howard County Economic Development Authority (EDA). The deer will be donated by local...

Columbia Association announces the launch of Columbia Maryland Archives

Columbia Association (CA) is thrilled to announce the launch of Columbia Maryland Archives. This new name and new platform allow researchers and residents to browse through the history of this planned community from the comfort and convenience of their own home, just as we wrap up American Archives History Month. ColumbiaMDArchives.org is the latest derivation of what has been known...

Monthly tracking charts of Coronavirus data in Howard County and Maryland – through November 2020

I have been writing articles for some time providing a weekly look at the COVID-19 data in Maryland and Howard County. I think the weekly numbers provide a better look at the trends happening with the numbers reported daily. I thought this would be a good time to start looking at the monthly data to provide more details about the...

Employees at Walmart in Columbia were pepper sprayed by suspect during theft of a TV

Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Monday, November 30, 2020 Robbery Columbia, 21045: Walmart, 6400 block of Dobbin Road, Nov. 25 9:56 p.m. Two store employees reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered was attempting to steal a television. When the employees confronted the suspect, he pepper sprayed them before fleeing with the television. No serious injuries were reported....

CarneyKelehan’s Peter Fastow elected Real Property Section officer of the Maryland State Bar Association

Peter Fastow, an attorney with Columbia-based law firm Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, was elected secretary and treasurer of the Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. The Real Property Section brings together professionals with an interest in real property and related law, including laws concerning eminent domain, foreclosure, land acquisition and development, land records, leasing, real...

Baltimore County Public Schools planning to resume virtual instruction for all students on December 2nd following ransomware attack

Baltimore County Public School System provided the following update on November 30, 2020: We are planning to resume virtual instruction for all students on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Schools will follow what would have been their schedule for today, Monday, November 30, 2020. In order to prepare for Wednesday, the following will occur tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, 2020: For middle and high...