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Governor Hogan Announces Coronavirus Updates

Governor Hogan standing behind the podium at a conference with four people behind him and a sign language interpreter beside him
March 13, 2020
BRIGHT-FM

Governor Hogan held a news conference yesterday to provide an update on what the state of Maryland will do amid the coronavirus outbreak and the first community-transmitted case of the virus in the state.

The main update of the conference was provided by Maryland State Superintendent who announced that all public schools will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

From March 16- Friday, March 27 schools will be closed, and many parents and guardians are scrambling to make plans by Monday in order to accommodate the changes.

Some schools will be sending home learning packets or information about how to access online lessons on Friday.

Other than schools, additionl changes include:

  • Ban on gatherings of 250 or more, including religious gatherings.
  • Closing of the cruise terminal
  • Deploying of the National Guard

All changes are a part of Maryland going from containment to mitigating approach in order to slow the spread of the virus in Maryland.

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