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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 18 items )  

As COVID-19 Crisis Escalates in Capital Region, Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Stay at Home Order Effective
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 31 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 30: As the COVID-19 crisis escalates in the National Capital Region, Governor Larry Hogan issued a Stay at Home order to protect public health and safety. The order, which takes effect at 8:00 p.m. tonight, states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attentio  more

EA Selected to Provide Hazardous Materials Remediation and Environmental Services to Delaware Department of Transportation
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland, April 1 -- EA Engineering, Science and Technology, a provider of environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions, issued the following news release: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced that it has been awarded a contract for Hazardous Materials Remediation and Environmental Services by the Delaware Department of Transportatio  more

Hood College to Lead Lobster Research in Maine With NSF Grant
FREDERICK, Maryland, April 3 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Hood College issued the following news: Hood College is the lead on an $860,000 multi-institutional collaboration with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the University of New England, and the Maine Department of Marine Resources, funded by the National Science Foundation. Eric Annis, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Hood and lead scientist on the project, will take two undergraduate summer interns to study lobsters in the  more

Johns Hopkins Gets FDA OK to Test Blood Therapies for COVID-19 Patients
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 4 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial Friday that will allow Johns Hopkins University researchers to test a therapy for COVID-19 that uses plasma from recovering patients. Arturo Casadevall, a Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert, proposed the use of convalescent plasma against COVID19 and assembled a team of physic  more

Johns Hopkins University: Infants Introduced Early to Solid Foods Show Gut Bacteria Changes That May Portend Future Health Risks
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 1 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: * * * - Gut Microbiome Shifts May Explain How Early Dietary Factors Bring Later Health Risks * * * Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers a  more

Maryland .AG. Frosh Urges VA to Suspend Deadlines, Collection Activities for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 4 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general submitting a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to suspend benefits claims deadlines and debt collection activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost half of all U.S. veterans are over 65 years old, and the aging population is at an increased risk of suffering serious health con  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Issues Statement on Clean Car Standards Roll Back
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 1 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement finalizing a replacement rule to roll back the clean car standards: The Trump administration's decision to roll back clean car standards threatens the health of millions of Americans and will cause irreparable damage to our environment. This administration continues to ignore a wealth of scientific data that supports strict regulation of  more

Maryland A.G.: Letter Urging Trump Administration to Open Special Enrollment Periods on Healthcare.gov to Help Consumers With COVID-19 Costs
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 4 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on April 3: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), urging them to reconsider their decision to deny a special enrollment period on HealthCare.Gov during the current worldwide pandemic. In the letter, the attorney  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Bay Bridge Westbound Right Lane Reopened More Than a Year Ahead of Schedule
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Responding to Governor's Challenge, Crews Complete Critical Deck Rehabilitation in Record Time * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced the Bay Bridge westbound right lane deck rehabilitation is 100% complete and open to all motorists. The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) delivered on the governor's directive to expedite the project--once slated to last up to two years--and reopen the  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Financial Relief Initiatives for Marylanders and Small Businesses, Accelerates Hospital Surge Plan
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 4 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on April 3: Governor Larry Hogan, in collaboration with Maryland's financial institutions, announced a series of financial relief initiatives to provide further assistance to millions of Marylanders and small businesses who are facing economic hardships due to COVID-19. Nearly 70 of Maryland's largest banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, state agencies, and other financial entities have collaborat  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Authorizes Remote Notarizations
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 31 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Marylanders Encouraged to Only Conduct Essential Notary Services * * * Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order that temporarily waives the in-person requirement for notarizing documents in Maryland for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, subject to guidance provided by Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith. Notaries Public commissioned in Maryland who are in good standing ma  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Enacts Emergency Orders to Expand Telehealth, Upgrade Designation of Disabilities Services Personnel
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, April 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on April 1: * * * - Will Lead Another Teleconference With America's Governors This Afternoon * * * Governor Larry Hogan issued two emergency orders to further support Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the expansion of telehealth services and the designation of disabilities services personnel as health care providers. "As our state faces new and unprecedented challenges, we need   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Joins Fox News Sunday
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: This morning, Governor Hogan joined Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss Maryland's aggressive measures to combat COVID-19. Excerpts: "Look, I think the virus is going to dictate the time frame, and we're going to follow the advice of the scientists and doctors, like Dr. Inglesby, who you just had on a moment ago, he's on our task force. But no, we don't see any way that we're going to b  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Statement Regarding Outbreak at Carroll County Long-Term Care Facility, Doubling of COVID-19 Death Toll in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 30 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement: * * * - Now More Than 2,000 Cases in the National Capital Region * * * State officials tonight, in coordination with the Carroll County Health Department, announced an outbreak of COVID-19 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, where a total of 66 residents have tested positive, with 11 currently hospitalized. Earlier this evening, the Maryland Department of Health announced five additional   more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland Reports 194 New Cases of Coronavirus-19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 28 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement on March 27: * * * - Cases in National Capital Region More Than Quadruple Over the Last Week * * * The State of Maryland now has 774 confirmed cases of COVID-19--an increase of 425 cases over the last three days. There are now more than 1,500 confirmed cases in the National Capital Region--in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia--4.5 times more than there were just one week ago. Governor Larry   more

University of Alabama Birmingham Will Test COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Created by Altimmune Inc.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 31 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching a collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc. for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease. The testing at UAB will investigate immune responses to the vaccine in mice -- a key step before the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Altimmune can launch a Phase 1 human safety and immunogenicity trial  more

University of Baltimore School of Law Professors Sound Alarm on Privacy Concerns Related to Coronavirus Surveillance
BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 3 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Baltimore School of Law issued the following news release: As if the global coronavirus pandemic didn't give us enough to worry about, privacy experts -- including University of Baltimore School of Law professors Michele E. Gilman and Kim Wehle -- are warning that the use of surveillance networks to track the spread of the virus is forcing governments to make difficult trade-offs between public health and privacy. In a Ma  more

University of New England to Share National Science Foundation Research Grant to Study Impacts of Climate Change on Lobsters
BIDDEFORD, Maine, April 3 [TNSgrants] -- The University of New England issued the following news release: The University of New England will share an $860,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) with Hood College in Maryland, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the Maine Department of Marine Resources to study the impact that a warming Gulf of Maine is having on lobster larvae and their success in growing to adulthood. "We'll be studying how temperature influences how larva  more