Governor Hogan reports that 25% of Marylanders have received a #vaccine, with Phase 2A (ages 60+) starting 3/23, Phase 2B (16+ with increased risk) beginning 3/30.
Another mass vaccination site set and a pre-registration website coming next month, nearly 30k shots now administered each day, increasing reports of fraud surrounding the vaccine, and additional screening for COVID-19 variants.
Now headed to the House of Delegates, the Senate has approved its pandemic RELIEF package with $1.5 billion in assistance for Marylanders.
While supply continues to be limited with only 10,000 doses available each day, Hogan is expanding Phase 1 of vaccine distribution to include those who are severely immunocompromised. Mobile clinics and mass vaccination sites with National Guard support are coming soon.
While all Maryland legislative sessions become part of the historical record, the 2020 session, which was the 441st, will have an asterisk next to it. For 2021, vigilance will be required to be certain one’s voice is heard.
Governor Hogan provided a status on the vaccine rollout across Maryland to-date, and changes to Phases 1A, 1B, 1C and Phase 2. The National Guard will help local health departments beginning tomorrow and providers must report data within 24 hours.
Marylanders are safer at home this holiday season. Governor Hogan recommends that residents limit all travel to essential purposes only. If traveling outside of Maryland, you must either obtain a negative COVID-19 test result or self-quarantine for 10 days.
The Ways and Means’ Revenues Subcommittee heard from Maryland economic development leaders, the Department of Commerce and others regarding the RISE Zone Program and tax credits.
The Health and Government Operations Committee’s Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee heard updates on the State Reinsurance Program, Easy Enrollment and COVID-19’s impact; and legislative, budget and staffing updates from the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board.
Given our state’s one-of-a-kind procurement system and the unique role played by the Board of Public Works in approving certain government contracts, Old Line gathered together experts to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the state procurement process.