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Posted on: March 16, 2020

UPDATE 3/16/20 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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March 16, 2020 - Governor Hogan Orders Closure of Bars and Restaurants, Announces Unprecedented Public Health Surge To Combat COVID-19 Crisis

  • Prohibits Gatherings of More Than 50 People
  • Directs Maryland Department of Health to Increase Hospital Capacity by Additional 6,000 Beds, Activates Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps
  • Activates 1,000 Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen
  • Prohibits Utility Companies From Shutting Off Service, Tenant Evictions During State of Emergency

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today ordered the closure of bars and restaurants, and expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people—the latest in a series of unprecedented actions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor also announced a public health surge to combat this crisis and ensure that Maryland has the capacity and the infrastructure to treat patients.

Click here to read Governor’s Hogan’s Full Press Release.

For additional COVID-19 information, go to these websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Maryland Department of Health

Harford County Health Department

Governor's Hogan's Full Press Release
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