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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott tests positive for COVID-19. The Baltimore County Council votes tonight on whether to extend the county’s state of emergency. Maryland hospitals have made progress in vaccinating staff, but staff shortages remain a top challenge. Plus we’ll hear from the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics on the issue of mandating vaccines.

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.