October 4, 2023

Resources Available for COVID Prevention, Testing


With the expected shift to indoor spaces in the coming months, St. Mary’s County Health Department reminds community members of precautions to avoid or treat COVID-19.

Another Historic Moon Launch for NASA

Moon Mission

NASA’s biggest test flight of the year is set to launch this morning. At 8:30 am EDT today, Monday, the Artemis 1 mission, an ambitious flight to the moon by NASA’s most powerful rocket ever — the Space Launch System — will head into space.

NAS Pax Transitions to HPCON Bravo


As a result of rising COVID cases throughout Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, NAS Patuxent River has transitioned to HPCON Bravo this week.

Health Dept. Changes COVID Operations

Health COVID Mask

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is changing its COVID-19 operations, including testing, vaccination, contact tracing, and data reporting.

Pax River Updates Mask Policy

Health COVID Mask

Naval Air Station Patuxent River has updated its COVID-19 mask policy.

DoD’s Innovation Unit Delivering New Technologies


The Defense Innovation Unit is highlighting in its latest report new technologies that were transitioned to Defense Department partners last year. Among the accomplishments: eight successful transitions to DoD end-users, 1,116 commercial proposals received, and $892.7 million in contracts issued since June 2016.

Hoyer: Economy Getting Back on Track

Jobs Report

The US economy is getting back on track, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer said after the release of the November 2021 jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Navy Undersecretary Geurts to Retire


James “Hondo” Geurts, who has been acting as the undersecretary of the Navy since February, announced he will retire from government service later this month.

Transportation Available to Vaccine Clinics

Transportation to Clinic

St. Mary’s County is working to provide assistance for residents who need transportation to their appointment at the health department’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Hollywood.

Hoyer, Brown Host Rescue Plan Roundtable

Behavioral Health Unit

Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony Brown held a virtual roundtable with county and local government officials to discuss the impact of the American Rescue Plan on Fourth and Fifth District communities.