Howard County COVID-19 update from County Executive Ball on November 22nd

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball posted the following on social media on November 22nd: As was largely anticipated, we have seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 spread throughout our community and it is up to all of us to change these trends. Currently, due to a National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) upgrade, our Howard County Health Department epidemiologists are...

Governor Hogan To Provide A COVID-19 Update On November 23rd At 4:00pm

Governor Hogan will hold a press conference to provide an update to Marylanders on the COVID-19 surge today at 4 p.m. I have not seen any additional information on what might be announced today...but the leading guesses are: Addressing the issues with the tests acquired from South Korea (and probably mentioning his exchange with President Trump on Twitter) Additional rollbacks based...

Weekly tracking charts of Coronavirus data in Howard County and Maryland – November 21st

Below are the weekly tracking charts in Howard County and Maryland I have been working on for some time now and some comments on the data this week. If interested in the data behind the charts I have this handy Google Sheet with the specifics of the data noted on the graphs in this article. Here are the weekly tracking charts looking at the...

Howard County highest number new COVID-19 cases in one day during this pandemic; 139 new cases reported on November 21st

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 139 new cases of COVID-19 in Howard County on November 21st. This is the highest number of new cases added in one day for Howard County. Here are the top 5 days (per the Maryland Health Department dashboard): November 21st: 139 new cases November 17th: 102 new cases November 19th: 101 new...

Howard County Maryland News Recap – November 21st

The following video details some of the big stories in Howard County covered by Scott E’s Blog this past week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBXQ3cVhqU Statewide restrictions due to COVID-19 Howard County Board of Education decision on 3rd quarter of the HCPSS school year Howard County Health Department hotline to report violations of Executive Orders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBXQ3cVhqU Noted articles mentioned in the show this week: To Fight...

Howard County Executive to Hold 1st FY22 Resident’s Budget Hearing on December 9th

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his first Resident’s Budget Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget cycle on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s budget hearing will be held virtually and can be watched live from the County Council’s streaming website; the hearing will be listed under “Upcoming Events.” "This year has been unprecedented in...

Howard County to Plant 150 Trees in Rockburn Branch Park to Celebrate 30 Years as a “Tree City”

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the County’s Department of Recreation & Parks will plant 150 trees in Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge to mark three decades as an Arbor Day Foundation-designated “Tree City.” This year, the County has planted more than 7,000 trees, including a free giveaway of 2,020 native trees to residents back in August. “Our 30th...

Howard County police have arrested two men in the Oct 4 homicide of Juan Michael Ross in Columbia

Two men arrested in Oct. 4 homicide in Columbia Howard County police have arrested two men in the Oct. 4 homicide of Juan Michael Ross in Columbia. Daquante Donte Thomas, 18, of Southern Cross Drive in Gwynn Oak, is charged with first- and second-degree murder and assault. Tyrik Michael Braxton, 24, of West Fayette Street in Baltimore, is charged with first-...

Howard County Health Department shares ways to report violations of the Governor’s or County Executive’s Orders regarding gatherings, distancing, and masks

The Howard County Health Department (HCHD) shared the following post on November 18th: We’ve established several ways to report violations of the Governor’s or County Executive's Orders regarding gatherings, distancing, and masks. Start by emailing askhealth@howardcountymd.gov or calling our Coronavirus Information Line: 410-313-6284. • To report a violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders on face coverings or distancing, or the County...

Howard Community College Introduces Electrical Apprenticeship; Program offered in partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake

Howard Community College introduced a brand-new electrical apprenticeship program in partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the electrical industry is on track for continued growth, and this new program is providing a pathway for students to enter an in-demand field. During the four-year program, apprentices study at Howard Community College in...