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‘This Is 10K People Who Have Died’ Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Governor Hogan ordered Maryland flags to half staff to honor the more than 10,000 Marylanders who have died from COVID-19. Emotions run high as faith runs out. “It’s a little frustrating. I think some days are harder than others,” said Stella Dolan. Stella Dolan is an Emergency Room nurse at Ascension St. Agnes Hospital. She said it’s been a challenge watching hospital beds fill up with COVID patients. Most of them refuse to get the vaccine. “I think some days it’s a little hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you see the spikes coming in...
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COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 1,500 Test Positive In Last 24 Hours

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 1,525 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths, according to state health department data released Friday morning. The percentage of people testing positive decreased slightly by .01% to 4.45%. It’s the fifth day in a row that positivity decreased. Doctors say the new cases are fueled by dangerous strains targeting the unvaccinated. During an August press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said the Delta variant, a strain that is reportedly two to four times more contagious than the original virus strain, accounts for nearly every new confirmed case in Maryland. “The vaccines are without a doubt our single most...

Montgomery County Makes Progress Closing Racial Gap in Vaccinations

Friday afternoon, county health officials offered free vaccinations outside of Afrikutz Barber & Beauty Shop in Silver Spring. Residents who received a free vaccine also received a free haircut. The initiative was aimed at closing the COVID-19 vaccination gap between Black residents and white residents. Black residents currently have a...

Loudoun Reopens Mall Vaccination Site

With booster shots and vaccination for younger children expected soon, Loudoun County is shutting down the Sterling Elementary School vaccine clinic and reopening the larger Dulles Town Center clinic by appointment only. The Sterling Elementary site only opened on Sept. 4, and was briefly open by appointment Saturdays from 11...

UPDATED: After brief recess due to unruly protesters, school board unanimously adopts vaccine requirement for teachers, staff

After calling a temporary recess due to a sometimes unruly crowd of activists gathered to protest critical race theory – which officials insist is not taught in local schools – the Prince William County School Board made quick work of its agenda Wednesday night, adjourning about 30 minutes after the meeting began.

Montgomery College to require employees, students to be vaccinated

This story was updated at 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2021, to include more information. Montgomery College will require its employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement from the school on Thursday. All employees must submit proof of being fully vaccinated by Nov. 8. Students...

COVID-19 vaccination data from some Maryland jurisdictions added

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Department of Health is working on including COVID-19 vaccination information from outside the Commonwealth. According to a release, VDH incorporated data from jurisdictions in Maryland on Thursday. This means Virginians who had gotten vaccinations in Maryland that were not reported through the Virginia...

Md. Schools Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination From Students

Maryland schools can ask for the COVID-19 vaccination status of students and require proof of vaccination, even if the schools themselves are not mandating vaccines, according to a legal opinion requested by a state lawmaker. Sen. James C. Rosapepe (D-Prince George’s and Anne Arundel) said he asked the Office of...

Frederick County health experts urge residents to get vaccinated

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — In Maryland, Frederick County is experiencing a significant amount of COVID-19 cases, and according to the county’s website, community transmission levels are high. In the past week, Frederick County confirmed 409 new cases and the county lost five residents to the virus. According to the...

Rep. Trone Supports President’s Vaccine Mandate For Private Employers

He says the President is showing leadership on this issue. Frederick, Md (KM) President Joe Biden’s mandate requiring some large businesses to have their workforce vaccinated against COVID-19 has the support of 6th District Representative David Trone (D-Md). “I’m very pleased with the President’s leadership on this,” Trone says. “He’ll be criticized but that’s the nature of politics. But you need to lead and you lead from the front.”

Montgomery Co. ad features 'Abuelina' to encourage Hispanic communities to get vaccinated

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (7News) — As 7News celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month a new ad campaign is helping to get local Hispanic communities vaccinated. Currently, 90 percent of Montgomery County's population has at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Much of that population is made up of Hispanics, a group that was very hard to reach until "Abuelina" was introduced.