Maryland continues to make progress on Governor Hogan’s evidence-based recovery plan that’s backed by public health experts.
After fourteen days of declining hospitalizations, Governor Hogan announced yesterday that Maryland can now enter stage one of its recovery roadmap, amending the stay-at home-order into a safer-at-home advisory and empowering retail stores, manufacturing, barber shops, hairs salons, and houses of worship to reopen at limited capacity with safety precautions. As Governor Hogan’s recovery plan details, county leaders will be given the flexibility to decide on the timing of these reopenings in their jurisdictions.
As Maryland moves towards recovery, Governor Hogan is continuing to urge Congress to “put partisanship aside” and pass state emergency aid that’s essential for America’s recovery, releasing a joint bipartisan statement on behalf of the nation’s governors with Governor Cuomo yesterday. Governor Hogan notes in the statement that “with widespread bipartisan agreement that state and local aid is essential for the nation’s recovery,” governors “cannot afford a partisan process that turns this urgent relief into another political football.”