HANOVER, Md. (WJZ) – Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday will announce the emergency actions Maryland is taking in response to COVID-19.
The governor’s office convened a 10 a.m. news conference at the Joint Highway Action Response Team’s statewide Operations Center.
Details of the emergency actions were not immediately released.
The state has implemented a number of measures in recent weeks to address the sharp increase in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Hogan announced Monday that masks will be mandatory in all state buildings along with any public spaces leased by the state.
The Governor and the Maryland Department of Health opened two new state-run testing sites in Anne Arundel and Harford counties last week.
Last month, Hogan pledged $100 million to address staffing shortages at nursing homes and hospitals, which were already near capacity.
Several hospitals throughout the region have announced the disaster and implemented crisis procedures, citing a recent outbreak of COVID-19 patients.
The Maryland Hospital Association has called on the state to declare a limited public health emergency to help hospitals manage the spike.
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