Baltimore City Adds Additional Recycling Drop-Off Location, Extends Hours

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is extending hours at the community collection sites to help residents with their recycling. Starting this week, the community collection centers’ hours will be extended on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6 p.m. The locations will still be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (WJZ)

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Maryland is the sixth most vaccinated state: survey

Former Department of Health and Mental Hygiene secretary Joshua Sharfstein said he is not surprised that a recent survey ranked Maryland near the top among states with the most vaccinated residents and dismissed a national poll suggesting that one of three people would not take the Covid-19 vaccine once it becomes available. “I’m not that surprised. I think we’ve always had a strong vaccine effort in the state,” Sharfstein told MarylandReporter.com in a phone interview on Monday. (Md Reporter)

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COVID-19 positivity rate: Worcester, Wicomico in top 5 in state; Delaware numbers rise

The novel coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life on Delmarva. State and local leaders are still cautiously monitoring key metrics like hospitalizations, deaths and positivity rates, while many annual events are shifted to the spring in hopes of a better outlook for the future. (Delmarva)

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Maryland Zoo’s Home To Habitat 8K Will Run Virtually This Year

The Maryland Zoo wants you to channel your inner cheetah! The zoo is holding its annual 8K, but like everything else nowadays, it’s a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s going virtual. The Home Habitat 8K allows people to walk or run on their own time. (WJZ)

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Minority Groups Less Likely To Participate In COVID-19 Vaccine Studies; Researchers Say Trials Are Safe

Researchers are urging Marylanders to take part in coronavirus vaccination studies as doctors seek to ensure possible participants they will not cut corners. The University of Maryland School of Medicine is running two trials to help find a safe COVID-19 vaccine, but they’ve run into an issue: members of the minority community are reluctant to participate. (WJZ-TV)

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Health officials find Sykesville nursing home failed to isolate residents during COVID-19 outbreak, notify staff

A Sykesville nursing home faces a $315,000 fine after the state found conditions at the facility in July posed “immediate jeopardy” to the safety of residents. A 45-page report issued by the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Health Care Quality includes the findings of on-site visits to Brinton Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and follow-up investigation. The Office of Health Care Quality inspects nursing homes for the state. (Carr Co Times)

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Some Ravens Players Kneel During National Anthem Ahead Of Sunday’s Game

Football is back in Baltimore and some Ravens players used the national spotlight to demonstrate against police brutality against people of color by kneeling during the national anthem. Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, many players on both teams knelt during the national anthem. (WJZ-TV)

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Many Ravens kneel during national anthem before opener in ‘demonstration for justice and equality for all Americans’

Several Ravens players took a knee or sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem in a “demonstration for justice and equality for all Americans” before the team’s 38-6 season-opening win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey and outside linebacker Matthew Judon took a knee during the playing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” otherwise known as the Black national anthem, which was played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.” (Balt Sun)

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