ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan implemented a temporary 30-day state of emergency amid the latest COVID-19 surge that has swamped hospitals across the state and pushed case numbers to record highs.
Hogan made the announcement Tuesday at a press conference.
The plan includes:
- Activating the Maryland National Guard
- Opening new COVID-19 testing sites
- Relaxing rules for health care workers
- Approving booster shots for 12 to 15-year-olds
Hogan said the state of emergency and additional executive orders will hopefully give the state additional resources to deal with the surge.
The governor is also expected to call on the federal government to help provide additional tests.