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State of Emergency declared, National Guard activated, 20 new testing sites opening and more COVID-19 updates from Hogan.
Updates from a recent press conference include omicron variant information and surveillance in Maryland, vaccine and booster stats and more.
In Governor Hogan’s press briefing, he outlined the “VAX U” program, which will provide a lottery of scholarships for youth aged 12-17 who get the vaccine.
Beginning July 1st, the State of Emergency in Maryland will be lifted and all government restrictions in place due to the pandemic will be rescinded.
Get your shot for a shot to win! Maryland Department of Health partners with Maryland Lottery for $2 million in prizes for vaccinated residents.
Following the CDC’s updates, Governor Hogan is lifting the mask mandate for Marylanders while indoors and outside, with the only exceptions being public transportation, healthcare institutions and schools.
Governor Hogan announced that capacity restrictions will be lifted on all businesses beginning this Saturday, while the mask mandate continues until 70% of all adults receive their first shot. Kids as young as 12 will now also be eligible to receive a vaccine.
To support our youth, Maryland is launching Project Bounce Back with $25 million in resources, partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs and underscoring mental health support services.
Effectively immediately, masks and face coverings are no longer required outdoors. Hogan notes that 60% of Maryland residents age 18+ have been vaccinated and the state’s case rate has dropped 33% in the past two weeks.
With 4 million vaccinated, Maryland launches “No Arm Left Behind” campaign to reach more. The Vaccine Equity Task Force is is also adding clinics to Morgan State, Bowie State, senior and neighborhood centers.
ALL Marylanders age 16+ can get a vaccine at a mass vaccination site beginning tomorrow. A no-appointment-necessary walk-up line is now available in Salisbury, and coming soon to Hagerstown and additional sites.
Starting today, ALL Marylanders age 16+ can now pre-register for the vaccine, with eligibility phases expected to accelerate; 75% of residents age 65+ have been vaccinated, federal mobile vaccination units and more vaccination sites are coming soon.