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  • Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

    Maryland State Police Launching Joint Operation with Local Law Enforcement, Deploying ‘High Visibility Compliance Units’ Across the State Throughout the Holidays
    New 24/7 Phone Line to Support Local Compliance Teams, Expanded COVID-19 Prevention Hotline
    MEMA to Send Statewide Wireless Emergency Alert on Wednesday Evening
    Maryland Department of Health Launches New Unified Statewide Public Health Campaign

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  • Governor Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

    Chris Shank to Return to Administration as Director of External Affairs and Interagency Initiatives
    Shareese Churchill Promoted to Deputy Director for Interagency Communications

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  • Governor Hogan Announces Series of Actions to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    New Directives Reduce Indoor Dining Capacity to 50%, Restore Mandatory Teleworking for Government Employees
    Public Health Advisories Limit Indoor Gatherings to 25 or Less, Expand Warnings on Out-of-State Travel
    Emergency Health Order Expands Hospital Surge Capacity
    New Guidance for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

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  • Governor Hogan: Maryland Prepared For Fall COVID-19 Surge, Warns Against Complacency

    “Just Wear The Damn Masks”: Statewide Masking Order and Travel Advisory Remain in Full Effect
    State Continues to Expand Testing, Maintains Hospital Surge Capacity Plan, Contact Tracing Force, and 60-Day PPE Stockpile
    With Small Gatherings Driving New Cases, Marylanders Cautioned to Celebrate Holiday Season Safely

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  • Governor Hogan: Every County School System Now Fully Authorized to Begin Safely Reopening

    State Superintendent Urges School Systems to Reevaluate Mode of Instruction at the End of the First Quarter
    Announces $10 Million to Help Systems Move Toward In-Person Instruction
    Maryland Department of Health Issues New Benchmarks to Guide School Reopenings
    Health and Safety Precautions Must Remain in Place, School Systems Should Work With Local Health Officials to Monitor Trends and Outbreaks

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  • Maryland Reports Another Record Low Positivity Rate, Decline in Hospitalizations

    Seven-Day Positivity Rate Drops to 4.03%, Daily Positivity Rate Is 3.83%
    Total Hospitalizations Decline to 535; 139 ICU Beds In Use
    State Health Officials Continue to Monitor Rising Positivity Rate in Worcester County
    Positivity Rate Above 5% In Five Jurisdictions; Baltimore City’s Positivity Rate At Lowest Level Since July 9
    Nearly 1.35 Million Tests Conducted; 16.4% of Population Tested

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  • Maryland Reports Lowest COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since Beginning of Pandemic

    Seven-Day Positivity Rate Drops to 4.05%, Daily Positivity Rate Also A Record Low of 3.08%
    Total Hospitalizations Are 555; 134 ICU Beds In Use
    State Health Officials Monitoring Rising Positivity Rate in Worcester County
    Positivity Rate Declines In Key Jurisdictions; Montgomery County Drops to Record Low 2.52%
    Over 1.3 Million Tests Conducted; 16.3% of Population Tested

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  • Hogan Administration Uncovers Massive Criminal Fraud Scheme

    47,500 Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Using Identity Theft Totaling Over $501 Million
    Alerted U.S. Attorney and U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General
    Maryland Department of Labor Assisting in Investigation of Similar Fraud Cases In States Across the Country
    Governor Provides Brief COVID-19 Update, Stresses ‘Safer at Home’ Public Health Guidance

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  • Governor Hogan to Unveil ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’ Next Week

    School Closures Extended to May 15; State Board Will Examine Options for Remainder of the School Year and Summer, Labor to Launch Online Application for Independent Contractors, Self-Employed Marylanders to Receive Unemployment Benefits, State Commits Additional $4 Million to Maryland Food Bank and Capital Area Food Bank, Renews Governors’ Bipartisan Request for Federal Stimulus to Address State Revenue Shortfalls

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  • Governor Hogan Plans Gradual Rollout of Recovery Phase Amid “Very Real Reasons for Hope and Optimism”

    Will Announce Further Detail on Recovery Roadmap Next Week; State to Quadruple Contact Tracing Force to More Than 1,000; Expand Testing Capacity to 10,000 Daily, Enacts Statewide Order Requiring Masks and Face Coverings for Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Retail Establishments, and Public Transportation, Announces Conversion of Former Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park and Hagerstown Correctional Facility to Field Hospital Sites

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  • Translated COVID-19 Information

    The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and its ethnic commissioners are translating FAQs in more than 10 different languages to assist diverse communities.

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  • Hours Expand for Medical, Cleaning Supply Donations

    Disaster relief agencies have extended the operating hours of the four locations around the state to accept donations of specialized medical equipment and some cleaning supplies to support COVID-19 response efforts.

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  • State Board Superintendent Announcement

    The Maryland Board of Education has asked Dr. Salmon to accept a new contract which will continue her service through June 30, 2021.

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  • Update on School Closure

    After lengthy discussions with health experts from around the State, I have made the decision along with the State Board of Education to extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020.

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  • MIA Issues Emergency Bulletin in response to COVID 19

    Insurers, health maintenance organizations, and nonprofit health service plans (collectively, “carriers”) that issue health benefit plans in the State are directed to take steps to ensure that they are prepared to address COVID-19 cases and provide all medically necessary covered health services.

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  • Governor Hogan Hosts Black History Month Reception

    Attendees heard remarks from Baltimore native and noted historian, scholar, and advocate Dr. Larry S. Gibson. In 1972, Gibson became the first African American law professor at the University of Virginia and currently teaches at the University of Maryland School of Law.

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  • A Green 2019 in Review

    Our state witnessed steady progress on the environmental front in 2019, with key milestones and initiatives to protect and restore the health and well-being of all Marylanders.

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