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A year of COVID-19 in Maryland

March 27 -- Dr. Richard Bruno, site medical director at Chase Brexton Health Care in Mt. Vernon, wears a colorful cloth mask over his N95 respirator. His wife, Mary Bruno, is making them for him and members of his staff to boost morale. Bruno is in the door way of one of the COVIC-19 testing tents near the entrance to the building. This tent, one of several set up by IronMark, sits in front of an old teller's cage from the building's former owner, Monumental Life Insurance Company.
(Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

A year of COVID-19 in Maryland

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Looking back on the year since the COVID-19 lockdown began in Maryland.
No Spectators
March 6 -- NCAA men's division III basketball championships at the Goldfarb Gym at Johns Hopkins University. Yeshiva vs. WPI Engineers. Due to the coronavirus no spectators are allowed into the gym.
March 6 -- NCAA men's division III basketball championships at the Goldfarb Gym at Johns Hopkins University. Yeshiva vs. WPI Engineers. Due to the coronavirus no spectators are allowed into the gym. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Gov. Hogan demonstrates elbow bump
March 9 -- Gov. Larry Hogan demonstrates an elbow bump, recommended instead of a handshake, during an update on the state's response to coronavirus cases. Behind him are Adrienne A. Jones, Speaker of the House of Delegates, left, and Bill Ferguson, Senate President. Together they signed a bill to use up to $50 million from the state's "rainy day" fund for coronavirus response.
March 9 -- Gov. Larry Hogan demonstrates an elbow bump, recommended instead of a handshake, during an update on the state's response to coronavirus cases. Behind him are Adrienne A. Jones, Speaker of the House of Delegates, left, and Bill Ferguson, Senate President. Together they signed a bill to use up to $50 million from the state's "rainy day" fund for coronavirus response. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Towson cancels classes
March 10 -- Towson University student Gracie Goetz (center) of Bel Air, moves out of her dorm with help from her mother Jeanette after it was announced that classes were cancelled for the rest of the week as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19 virus.
March 10 -- Towson University student Gracie Goetz (center) of Bel Air, moves out of her dorm with help from her mother Jeanette after it was announced that classes were cancelled for the rest of the week as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19 virus. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Library cleaning
March 10 -- Samantha Harris, a circulation assistant at the Rosedale branch library, cleans toys in one of the alcoves in the Storyville area. Staff clean Storyville several times a day, and close the children's area an hour before the library closes at night so they can do a deep cleaning. With added concerns about coronaravirus, the library has increased the frequencies of their cleaning regimen.
March 10 -- Samantha Harris, a circulation assistant at the Rosedale branch library, cleans toys in one of the alcoves in the Storyville area. Staff clean Storyville several times a day, and close the children's area an hour before the library closes at night so they can do a deep cleaning. With added concerns about coronaravirus, the library has increased the frequencies of their cleaning regimen. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/Baltimore Sun)
COVID preparations
March 11 -- Workers prepare one of two tents set up near the emergency department entrance of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) as the hospital makes preparations to handle COVID-19 patients.
March 11 -- Workers prepare one of two tents set up near the emergency department entrance of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) as the hospital makes preparations to handle COVID-19 patients. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Empty shelves
March 13 -- Stephanie Gibson of Ednor Gardens paused to photograph the empty shelves that usually hold toilet paper and paper towels at the Giant at York Road Plaza. By late afternoon Friday, these paper products were completely gone, as well as milk, sugar, potatoes, and onions.
March 13 -- Stephanie Gibson of Ednor Gardens paused to photograph the empty shelves that usually hold toilet paper and paper towels at the Giant at York Road Plaza. By late afternoon Friday, these paper products were completely gone, as well as milk, sugar, potatoes, and onions. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Penn Station
March 14 -- Wearing a protective mask to help protect himself from the coronavirus, Elye Bailey of New Rochelle, NJ, glances at the information monitor, checking the arrival of his train after visiting relatives during a weekend of light travel at Baltimore's Penn Station, as the Baltimore area reacts to closures, restrictions and the threat of exposure to COVID-19.
March 14 -- Wearing a protective mask to help protect himself from the coronavirus, Elye Bailey of New Rochelle, NJ, glances at the information monitor, checking the arrival of his train after visiting relatives during a weekend of light travel at Baltimore's Penn Station, as the Baltimore area reacts to closures, restrictions and the threat of exposure to COVID-19. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Private mass at Cathedral
March 15 -- Elizabeth Lombardi of Baltimore realized the mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen was officially closed to worshippers, but she found a way in to the main sanctuary where she listened to the mass being held in a small adjacent chapel. She said, "I came to pray for everybody. It's a time to pray for all the countries of the world." The Archdiocese of Baltimore abruptly decided to close churches due to the coronavirus threat. The 11 a.m. mass conducted by Archbishop William E. Lori at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen was streamed live for the faithful.
March 15 -- Elizabeth Lombardi of Baltimore realized the mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen was officially closed to worshippers, but she found a way in to the main sanctuary where she listened to the mass being held in a small adjacent chapel. She said, "I came to pray for everybody. It's a time to pray for all the countries of the world." The Archdiocese of Baltimore abruptly decided to close churches due to the coronavirus threat. The 11 a.m. mass conducted by Archbishop William E. Lori at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen was streamed live for the faithful. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Virtual yoga class
March 17 -- Jenny Powers takes an aerial yoga class via FaceTime from Yoga on York instructor Jayne Bernasconi from the comfort of her home. Bernasconi is trying out virtual classes since the gyms have been forced to shut because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
March 17 -- Jenny Powers takes an aerial yoga class via FaceTime from Yoga on York instructor Jayne Bernasconi from the comfort of her home. Bernasconi is trying out virtual classes since the gyms have been forced to shut because of the Coronavirus outbreak. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Gloomy Baltimore
March 18 -- A woman crosses an empty Thames Street in Fells Point Wednesday afternoon. City streets are eerily quiet as bars and restaurants have been shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak.
March 18 -- A woman crosses an empty Thames Street in Fells Point Wednesday afternoon. City streets are eerily quiet as bars and restaurants have been shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Self-imposed quarantine
March 20 -- Fanya O'Donoghue stands at a distance, in a self-imposed quarantine in a waiting pattern after being tested for exposure to COVID-19, coronavirus.
March 20 -- Fanya O'Donoghue stands at a distance, in a self-imposed quarantine in a waiting pattern after being tested for exposure to COVID-19, coronavirus. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Empty roads
March 22 -- The I-695/I-70 interchange is nearly empty as many Marylanders stay home during the state's coronavirus state-of-emergency.
March 22 -- The I-695/I-70 interchange is nearly empty as many Marylanders stay home during the state's coronavirus state-of-emergency. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Light Street
March 24 -- At 9:40 Tuesday morning Light Street traffic was sparse as many Marylanders stay home during the state's coronavirus state-of-emergency.
March 24 -- At 9:40 Tuesday morning Light Street traffic was sparse as many Marylanders stay home during the state's coronavirus state-of-emergency. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Seniors keeping in touch during outbreak
March 24 -- Brightview White Marsh resident Theresa Bauer, 87, uses FaceTime to visit with her son Bob in Nottingham. Brightview has closed their doors to visitors during the coronavirus outbreak to protect their residents.
March 24 -- Brightview White Marsh resident Theresa Bauer, 87, uses FaceTime to visit with her son Bob in Nottingham. Brightview has closed their doors to visitors during the coronavirus outbreak to protect their residents. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore doctor wears hand made mask to boost morale
March 27 -- Dr. Richard Bruno, site medical director at Chase Brexton Health Care in Mt. Vernon, wears a colorful cloth mask over his N95 respirator. His wife, Mary Bruno, is making them for him and members of his staff to boost morale. Bruno is in the door way of one of the COVIC-19 testing tents near the entrance to the building. This tent, one of several set up by IronMark, sits in front of an old teller's cage from the building's former owner, Monumental Life Insurance Company.
March 27 -- Dr. Richard Bruno, site medical director at Chase Brexton Health Care in Mt. Vernon, wears a colorful cloth mask over his N95 respirator. His wife, Mary Bruno, is making them for him and members of his staff to boost morale. Bruno is in the door way of one of the COVIC-19 testing tents near the entrance to the building. This tent, one of several set up by IronMark, sits in front of an old teller's cage from the building's former owner, Monumental Life Insurance Company. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Convention Center field hospital
March 28 -- One hundred members of the Maryland National Guard work with partners to begin set up the Baltimore Convention Center as a 250 bed field hospital in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 28 -- One hundred members of the Maryland National Guard work with partners to begin set up the Baltimore Convention Center as a 250 bed field hospital in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 outbreak at nursing home
March 28 -- Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy is the site of an outbreak of the coronavirus. Health officials said at least 66 people there tested positive for the disease.
March 28 -- Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy is the site of an outbreak of the coronavirus. Health officials said at least 66 people there tested positive for the disease. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Pandemic wedding
April 5 -- University of Maryland Shock Trauma surgeon Dr. Rishi Kundi, center, officiated the small wedding of one of his resident doctors Laura DiChiacchio to Ben Ambrose at Cylburn Arboretum during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were supposed to be married in June in Seattle, but with the uncertainty for Laura because of the coronavirus, they decided to wed on April 5. The groom's brother Josh Ambrose, left, leading dog Zelda attended the impromptu wedding.
April 5 -- University of Maryland Shock Trauma surgeon Dr. Rishi Kundi, center, officiated the small wedding of one of his resident doctors Laura DiChiacchio to Ben Ambrose at Cylburn Arboretum during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were supposed to be married in June in Seattle, but with the uncertainty for Laura because of the coronavirus, they decided to wed on April 5. The groom's brother Josh Ambrose, left, leading dog Zelda attended the impromptu wedding. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
FutureCare Lochearn outbreak
April 15 -- Healthcare workers look out windows at FutureCare Lochearn after officials said they uncovered an outbreak of COVID-19 among its population of 200 residents.
April 15 -- Healthcare workers look out windows at FutureCare Lochearn after officials said they uncovered an outbreak of COVID-19 among its population of 200 residents. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 drive-thru testing facility
April 16 -- A driver and passenger turn to the back seat of their SUV while the testing staff gather a nose swab of the back seat passenger at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, set up as a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) drive-thru testing facility.
April 16 -- A driver and passenger turn to the back seat of their SUV while the testing staff gather a nose swab of the back seat passenger at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, set up as a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) drive-thru testing facility. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Light it blue campaign
April 17 -- The rooftop heart Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore is lit in blue to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 17 -- The rooftop heart Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore is lit in blue to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Home births
April 26 -- Patty Maizels, bonds with her eight-day old son, Reddick Timlin Maizels, who was delivered at home by father Patrick Maizels, with midwife Bayla Berkowitz and birth assistant Nikki Williams of Charm City Midwives in attendance. Maizels chose a home birth out of fear of exposure to the coronavirus during delivery in a hospital.
April 26 -- Patty Maizels, bonds with her eight-day old son, Reddick Timlin Maizels, who was delivered at home by father Patrick Maizels, with midwife Bayla Berkowitz and birth assistant Nikki Williams of Charm City Midwives in attendance. Maizels chose a home birth out of fear of exposure to the coronavirus during delivery in a hospital. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Frontline workers
April 29 -- LaKya Taylor, who has worked at St. Agnes Hospital for 14 years, describes the new stresses of working as an ICU nurse during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 29 -- LaKya Taylor, who has worked at St. Agnes Hospital for 14 years, describes the new stresses of working as an ICU nurse during the coronavirus pandemic. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore City Fire Department medic unit
April 30 -- A Baltimore City Fire Department medic unit travels on Northern Parkway near Pimlico Race Course in the 21215 zip code, a city hotspot for coronavirus cases.
April 30 -- A Baltimore City Fire Department medic unit travels on Northern Parkway near Pimlico Race Course in the 21215 zip code, a city hotspot for coronavirus cases. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Nurse Appreciation Week
May 8 -- Hospital workers, Baltimore County police and Baltimore County fire department cheer in a show of appreciation for nurses and other hospital workers as they leave MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center during shift change Friday morning.
May 8 -- Hospital workers, Baltimore County police and Baltimore County fire department cheer in a show of appreciation for nurses and other hospital workers as they leave MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center during shift change Friday morning. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 testing
May 21 -- A nursing student gathers information from driver waiting to get into the cow palace at the State Fairgrounds for Covid-19 testing.
May 21 -- A nursing student gathers information from driver waiting to get into the cow palace at the State Fairgrounds for Covid-19 testing. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
The Chalk family
May 6 -- Daniel (from left), 21, Courtney, 19, Alyssa, and John Jr., 25, are members of the Chalk family of Ellicott City. Their family has been severely affected by COVID-19.
May 6 -- Daniel (from left), 21, Courtney, 19, Alyssa, and John Jr., 25, are members of the Chalk family of Ellicott City. Their family has been severely affected by COVID-19. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Birthday celebration
May 17 -- Mary Markiewicz, who turned 70, pretends to blow out candles on her birthday cake as her Eastwood Drive neighbors, friends and families gather socially distanced to wish her a happy birthday.
May 17 -- Mary Markiewicz, who turned 70, pretends to blow out candles on her birthday cake as her Eastwood Drive neighbors, friends and families gather socially distanced to wish her a happy birthday. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 testing
May 21 -- Hundreds of cars fill a parking lot at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as the occupants wait to get into the open drive through Covid-19 testing site in the cow palace on Thursday morning.
May 21 -- Hundreds of cars fill a parking lot at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as the occupants wait to get into the open drive through Covid-19 testing site in the cow palace on Thursday morning. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 toll
May 13 -- Jilna Jean Baptiste's husband, Miska, went to work as a supervisor at the Perdue Farms chicken plant in Salisbury with a fever on April 7. She says his temperature was taken at the plant and he continued to work for four days when they sought care. Later in a hospital he was diagnosed with coronavirus and died a few days later on April 16. Jilna's grandmother also died as a result of the virus and two of her three children tested positive, but have no symptoms. Jilna, who has tested negative, says she cries every day.
May 13 -- Jilna Jean Baptiste's husband, Miska, went to work as a supervisor at the Perdue Farms chicken plant in Salisbury with a fever on April 7. She says his temperature was taken at the plant and he continued to work for four days when they sought care. Later in a hospital he was diagnosed with coronavirus and died a few days later on April 16. Jilna's grandmother also died as a result of the virus and two of her three children tested positive, but have no symptoms. Jilna, who has tested negative, says she cries every day. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Re-open Baltimore County rally
May 22 -- Heather Kormanik waves an American flag as speakers rally the crowd at a protest at the Towson Courthouse Friday afternoon over the extended shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
May 22 -- Heather Kormanik waves an American flag as speakers rally the crowd at a protest at the Towson Courthouse Friday afternoon over the extended shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Brandon Scott
May 30 -- Mayoral candidate Brandon Scott elbow bumps with Wanda Hill, a vendor with Cats Paw Organic, at the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly Saturday morning.
May 30 -- Mayoral candidate Brandon Scott elbow bumps with Wanda Hill, a vendor with Cats Paw Organic, at the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly Saturday morning. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
National Day of Protest Against Racism & Oppression
May 30 -- Adia Cullors (center) marches with protestors along Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore Saturday in response to the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
May 30 -- Adia Cullors (center) marches with protestors along Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore Saturday in response to the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Primary election
June 2 -- Election official Francis Vincent (r) gives instructions to a voter at Edmondson High School during the primary election Tuesday morning.
June 2 -- Election official Francis Vincent (r) gives instructions to a voter at Edmondson High School during the primary election Tuesday morning. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Park Pools Open
July 13 -- From front to back, Diana Stockwell, Leah Burchman, and Jacqueline Hyman all came independently to the Patterson Park pool with the idea of staying cool, getting a mask-free tan, and catching up on reading. Stockwell and Burchman are elementary school teachers, and Hyman is a graduate student. Baltimore City park pools reopened today, with many changes due to COVID-19. The pools are free, but have reduced hours and capacity, and visitors must register online for 90-minute sessions and have their temperature taken when they arrive.
July 13 -- From front to back, Diana Stockwell, Leah Burchman, and Jacqueline Hyman all came independently to the Patterson Park pool with the idea of staying cool, getting a mask-free tan, and catching up on reading. Stockwell and Burchman are elementary school teachers, and Hyman is a graduate student. Baltimore City park pools reopened today, with many changes due to COVID-19. The pools are free, but have reduced hours and capacity, and visitors must register online for 90-minute sessions and have their temperature taken when they arrive. (Amy Davis)
Courthouse opens
July 20 -- Anu Gupta, center, arrives with her fiancé, Raj Mandal, both of Baltimore, to get married at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Baltimore City Courthouse, which reopened to the public today after being closed for many months due to the pandemic. At left is their friend, Rachel Nathan, who brought them together and was to serve as a witness during the ceremony. The couple had planned a wedding party for September, but since the coronavirus has postponed those plans, they decided to get married now.
July 20 -- Anu Gupta, center, arrives with her fiancé, Raj Mandal, both of Baltimore, to get married at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Baltimore City Courthouse, which reopened to the public today after being closed for many months due to the pandemic. At left is their friend, Rachel Nathan, who brought them together and was to serve as a witness during the ceremony. The couple had planned a wedding party for September, but since the coronavirus has postponed those plans, they decided to get married now. (Amy Davis)
Ocean City boardwalk
July 21 -- Many visitors to the Ocean City boardwalk opted not to wear masks Tuesday despite signs recommending them.
July 21 -- Many visitors to the Ocean City boardwalk opted not to wear masks Tuesday despite signs recommending them. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Cookhouse
July 22 -- Stevie Pniewski, general manager at Cookhouse in Bolton Hill, cleans a glass as the restaurant gets ready to open Wednesday night. Baltimore Mayor Jack Young on Wednesday ordered city restaurants to suspend indoor dining by the end of the week and announced expanded requirements for face coverings.
July 22 -- Stevie Pniewski, general manager at Cookhouse in Bolton Hill, cleans a glass as the restaurant gets ready to open Wednesday night. Baltimore Mayor Jack Young on Wednesday ordered city restaurants to suspend indoor dining by the end of the week and announced expanded requirements for face coverings. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Fan free home opener
July 29 -- The Orioles and Yankees take the field for the National Anthem. The Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees in their home opener at Camden Yards on Wednesday
July 29 -- The Orioles and Yankees take the field for the National Anthem. The Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees in their home opener at Camden Yards on Wednesday (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Vice President Mike Pence
August 26 -- Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with people in crowd after addressing the Republican National Convention from Fort McHenry on Wednesday night.
August 26 -- Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with people in crowd after addressing the Republican National Convention from Fort McHenry on Wednesday night. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Labor Day workout
September 7 -- LaToya Ferrell, a Reinvent U Boot Camps instructor, leads participants in part of a two hour physically distanced fitness workout in the parking lot on Labor Day. The announcement for the event, #Blackout Workout, encourages participants to wear something black "to represent our contribution of strength, prosperity and well-being to this country." Frances Cuesta, owner of the fitness center says "The Black culture brings a lot to America. Let today be a mark of that."
September 7 -- LaToya Ferrell, a Reinvent U Boot Camps instructor, leads participants in part of a two hour physically distanced fitness workout in the parking lot on Labor Day. The announcement for the event, #Blackout Workout, encourages participants to wear something black "to represent our contribution of strength, prosperity and well-being to this country." Frances Cuesta, owner of the fitness center says "The Black culture brings a lot to America. Let today be a mark of that." (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Cutout fans
September 13 -- A member of stadium security looks on, as well as a cutout of Waldo during the second quarter of the 2020 NFL season opener at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore prevailed, over Cleveland, 38-6.
September 13 -- A member of stadium security looks on, as well as a cutout of Waldo during the second quarter of the 2020 NFL season opener at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore prevailed, over Cleveland, 38-6. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
New COVID19 intubation tent devised by Baltimore company
September 24 -- In a view from where the patient would lie, Ian Shure, CEO of Drape Medical, Steven Tropello, CMO and Jeffrey Katz, president pose with the "Care Cove," a new PPE protective device for health care providers at Harbor Designs.
September 24 -- In a view from where the patient would lie, Ian Shure, CEO of Drape Medical, Steven Tropello, CMO and Jeffrey Katz, president pose with the "Care Cove," a new PPE protective device for health care providers at Harbor Designs. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
145th Preakness
October 3 -- Because of COVID-19 Jockey Victor Carrasco wears facial covering before he rides Ankle Monitor in the Miss Preakness Stakes, the fifth race of the undercard in the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
October 3 -- Because of COVID-19 Jockey Victor Carrasco wears facial covering before he rides Ankle Monitor in the Miss Preakness Stakes, the fifth race of the undercard in the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Pandemic home schooling
October 14 -- Catherine Carter looks over daughter Belleadora's work as her son Guyeus retrieves a pencil. Carter withdrew four of her children from Howard County Public Schools to enroll them in homeschool, as it got to be too much to keep track of all of their schedules.
October 14 -- Catherine Carter looks over daughter Belleadora's work as her son Guyeus retrieves a pencil. Carter withdrew four of her children from Howard County Public Schools to enroll them in homeschool, as it got to be too much to keep track of all of their schedules. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding virtual training
October 27 -- Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding program manager Gayle Zorbach puts label cards on Victor to make virtual training videos for clients who can no longer do in-person riding because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 27 -- Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding program manager Gayle Zorbach puts label cards on Victor to make virtual training videos for clients who can no longer do in-person riding because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
Election day turnout
November 3 -- Voters stand in a socially distanced line that snakes from the parking lot to the backside of Parkville High School. Several people reported that the wait was more than three hours.
November 3 -- Voters stand in a socially distanced line that snakes from the parking lot to the backside of Parkville High School. Several people reported that the wait was more than three hours. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Joe Robison viewing
November 13 -- Tom Lynch, a longtime friend of Joe Robison, peers through the window to say goodbye. The family of former Laurel mayor and fire chief Joe Robison held a drive-thru viewing for him at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Station after he passed away Monday.
November 13 -- Tom Lynch, a longtime friend of Joe Robison, peers through the window to say goodbye. The family of former Laurel mayor and fire chief Joe Robison held a drive-thru viewing for him at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Station after he passed away Monday. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
COVID testing
November 15 -- A nursing student volunteer with Hatzalah Baltimore administers a rapid COVID-19 test to Aiden Feierstein, age 4 1/2, at a drive-through site at Bnos Yisroel High School in upper Park Heights. Aiden's family, including his younger sister and parents, also got tested just as a precaution.
November 15 -- A nursing student volunteer with Hatzalah Baltimore administers a rapid COVID-19 test to Aiden Feierstein, age 4 1/2, at a drive-through site at Bnos Yisroel High School in upper Park Heights. Aiden's family, including his younger sister and parents, also got tested just as a precaution. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Jasmine Bonomolo
November 17 -- Jasmine Bonomolo, a student and resident assistant in her dorm at Frostburg State University, contracted COVID-19 and is unhappy with how the school dealt with it. After having relatively few cases earlier in the pandemic, coronavirus numbers spiked in recent weeks throughout Frostburg and Allegany County.
November 17 -- Jasmine Bonomolo, a student and resident assistant in her dorm at Frostburg State University, contracted COVID-19 and is unhappy with how the school dealt with it. After having relatively few cases earlier in the pandemic, coronavirus numbers spiked in recent weeks throughout Frostburg and Allegany County. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 testing
November 19 -- Reginald Jackson winces as nurse Jane Appler puts a COVID-19 testing swab in his nose at a walk-up testing clinic run by the University of Maryland Medical System Thursday morning near Reisterstown Road.
November 19 -- Reginald Jackson winces as nurse Jane Appler puts a COVID-19 testing swab in his nose at a walk-up testing clinic run by the University of Maryland Medical System Thursday morning near Reisterstown Road. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Shannon Queen
November 24 -- Shannon Queen, RN, works with COVID-19 patients at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.
November 24 -- Shannon Queen, RN, works with COVID-19 patients at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Mask Up Cherry Hill
December 11 -- Dr. Steve Friedman swabs the nose Elva Gilmore wo gets a COVID-19 test at the, "Mask Up Cherry Hill" event at the Family Health Center of Baltimore.
December 11 -- Dr. Steve Friedman swabs the nose Elva Gilmore wo gets a COVID-19 test at the, "Mask Up Cherry Hill" event at the Family Health Center of Baltimore. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Holiday Toy Shop
December 20 -- Ma'Kelle Campbell, 7, smiles at Santa and one of his elves, played by Chris Compton of Towson and his son, Charlie, 12, as they deliver a bag of toys to her family. More than 100 families of patients at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital participated in a Holiday Drive Thru Toy Shop, where they received toys, diapers, gift wrap and COVID PPE distributed by volunteers. Ma'Kelle's older sister, Gabrielle Parsons, is a current patient at MWPH.
December 20 -- Ma'Kelle Campbell, 7, smiles at Santa and one of his elves, played by Chris Compton of Towson and his son, Charlie, 12, as they deliver a bag of toys to her family. More than 100 families of patients at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital participated in a Holiday Drive Thru Toy Shop, where they received toys, diapers, gift wrap and COVID PPE distributed by volunteers. Ma'Kelle's older sister, Gabrielle Parsons, is a current patient at MWPH. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 vaccinations begin
December 23 -- Representative from CVS Health arrive at Franklin Woods Senior Center to give COVID-19 vaccinations to the residents and staff.
December 23 -- Representative from CVS Health arrive at Franklin Woods Senior Center to give COVID-19 vaccinations to the residents and staff. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)
2021 General Assembly
January 13 -- From left, Senators Katherine Klausmeier (D Baltimore County) and Malcolm Augustine (D-Prince George's County) talk before the Maryland General Assembly convenes at the State House. The partitions are among many changes in the House and Senate Chamber due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 13 -- From left, Senators Katherine Klausmeier (D Baltimore County) and Malcolm Augustine (D-Prince George's County) talk before the Maryland General Assembly convenes at the State House. The partitions are among many changes in the House and Senate Chamber due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Emergent BioSolutions
January 27 -- Manufacturing associates work on a COVID-19 vaccine in one of four flexible manufacturing suites at Emergent BioSolutions' Bayview facility which has a contract to bulk produce four COVID vaccines that are not yet authorized but waiting for FDA approval.
January 27 -- Manufacturing associates work on a COVID-19 vaccine in one of four flexible manufacturing suites at Emergent BioSolutions' Bayview facility which has a contract to bulk produce four COVID vaccines that are not yet authorized but waiting for FDA approval. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
COVID-19 vaccinations at Timonium Fairgrounds
January 28 -- Colton Burkhardt, of Carroll County, shuts his eyes as he receives a vaccine from Spc. Theophilus Foinmbam at the Timonium Fairgrounds.
January 28 -- Colton Burkhardt, of Carroll County, shuts his eyes as he receives a vaccine from Spc. Theophilus Foinmbam at the Timonium Fairgrounds. (Ulysses Muñoz/Baltimore Sun)
Mobile vaccine clinic
January 29 -- Shirley Creek, 83, receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Kelli McCallum, CRNP, during a MedStar mobile vaccine clinic at Cherry Hill Senior Manor Friday morning.
January 29 -- Shirley Creek, 83, receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Kelli McCallum, CRNP, during a MedStar mobile vaccine clinic at Cherry Hill Senior Manor Friday morning. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Students Return to Waverly Elementary School
March 1 -- Janai Thomas, a kindergarten English language arts (ELA) teacher, speaks with Juel Jenifer, 5, during class. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning at Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. This is the first time students have been in the school since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 1 -- Janai Thomas, a kindergarten English language arts (ELA) teacher, speaks with Juel Jenifer, 5, during class. Forty five kindergarten through 5th grade students return to in-person learning at Waverly Elementary/Middle School on Monday. This is the first time students have been in the school since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
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