Hogan Makes Moves To Limit Spread of Coronavirus

(Annapolis, MD) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced a series of actions that aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The activation level of the State Operations Center has been increased to fully coordinate a full response to the coronavirus and the National Guard has also been activated. All Maryland public schools will close for two weeks starting on Monday in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus and gatherings of more than 250 people, including social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings, are prohibited. All senior citizen activities centers will close March 13th and the governor has ordered all non-essential government employees to telework. The cruise ship terminal at the Port of Baltimore has been closed and visits to prisons and state buildings are suspended. The restrictions were announced after Maryland health officials confirmed the state’s first known case of community transmission of the virus.