Notes From Governor Hogan’s 2/11 Press Conference
These notes are paraphrased:
• Positivity rate has dropped to the lowest rate since November 8th.
• Case rate is at its lowest since November 9th.
• Case rate has dropped across all age groups.
• Covid hospitalizations have dropped each week in the last four weeks. Lowest number of hospitalizations since November 22.
• The Maryland Department of Health will issue new orders to allow limited visitation to resume at Maryland hospitals. Order can be seen here.
Each hospital will set its own policies, in compliance with CDC guidelines.
• 22 of 24 school districts have either started to return to in-person instruction or have agreed to by March 1 (CDC does not require teachers to be vaccinated prior to return).
• The state will provide more than 1 million Covid tests (rapid and PCR) proportional to the number of students and staff returning for in-person learning. It will be a free and voluntary program that school systems have ability to opt-in.
• Governor Hogan will meet with President Biden tomorrow. “We are a imply not receiving enough vaccines.”
• Just because you are eligible doesn’t mean you will be able to get a vaccine. It’s likely to continue like this for the foreseeable future.
• “We need more damn vaccines.” Only the Federal government can buy vaccines and only the federal government can send us vaccines.
• The only thing we can do is vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
• There are now more than 2,300 distribution points for vaccines across the state.
• Now averaging over 26,000 shots per day (vaccines)
• As of today MD has administered over 785,000 vaccines to the 2.1 million Marylanders that are eligible. Now we are simply waiting for more vaccines to arrive.
• When you hear county leaders say “we only get X number of doses for our county, it’s false.” They’re referring to what the local health department received, not what all providers in the county received.
• We fully understand their frustration. There aren’t enough vaccines yet.
• Governor Hogan has directed state health officials to provide county leaders with four-week projections for vaccine allocations for their local health department clinics. This will help provide stability and certainty.
• Beyond the two-week projections that the federal government is currently providing to states.
• MD’s next mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium will open two weeks from today, on Thursday, 2/25
Appointments will become available next week.
AT&T’s network has been down for many of its customers across the country, including locally here in the DC Metropolitan Area on Thursday morning. The outage does not allow for…
The Wheaton Arts Parade is accepting submissions for this year’s poster contest. The 8th Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival takes place on Sunday, September 29, 2024.
The Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) MoComCon, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, will take place on Saturday, March 2 in Germantown.
On Wednesday, Governor Wes Moore announced $10 million for small business and community development grants through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Project Restore 2.0 and Business Boost…
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.
March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm
Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841
Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit