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Governor Hogan: “virus is everywhere”

April 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In his latest update on COVID-19 in Maryland- Governor Larry Hogan announced that five infants are among Maryland's positive cases of Coronavirus  and there are clusters of the virus at dozens of nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. The governor said that there is widespread community transmission and that the virus is everywhere in the state. Earlier in the day, Hogan signed legislation that expands Marylanders’ access to telehealth services. Hogan also announced prohibitions on residential evictions and foreclosures, and a suspension of debt collection.  He also asked residents, at noon Sunday, to conduct a moment of prayer, or reflection, for people that have died from COVID-19, as well as health care workers and first responders that are fighting the disease. Fran Phillips, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Health, called for "universal masking" at nursing homes across the state. Robert Green, secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, provided an update on the COVID-19 situation at correctional facilities across the state. Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon gave a brief update on Child Care facilties and also said that online learning programs are in place in all of the state’s public school systems.

5 Responses to “Governor Hogan: “virus is everywhere””

  1. April 03, 2020 at 3:31 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

    So will people be going back to their lives anytime soon Mr Governor.

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    • April 03, 2020 at 6:11 pm, Jay said:

      No Joe. I would guess people will not be congregating in large crowds for the better part of a year.

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      • April 04, 2020 at 5:09 am, Ken said:

        > Dr Fauchi has said that we are not even at halftime in this pandemic. In fact, this event will likely change life in America for a long time to come. Strangely, you don’t seem to care about anything other than your life getting back to normal while most of us are working to make America safe again. We would like to invite you to join the president in this task – if that’s how you need to look at it.

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  2. April 03, 2020 at 4:56 pm, Goose said:

    Of course you jest?

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  3. April 05, 2020 at 9:12 am, Mark said:

    ril 05, 2020 at 9:08 am, Mark said:

    Found on Facebook: (name deleted) “Someone from the local paper (Cumberland Times News) PM’d me after I shared a petition from an American Woodmark employee that asks for their 500 employee cabinet business be closed due to the virus (it closed for a day until Del. Mike McKay intervened with Gov. Hogan to get it re-opened) The workers are worried because they work in large groups in confined spaces and also fear spreading the virus to family members, some of whom have serious health issues of their own. Times News asked if I could direct them to the worker for an interview, but as I suspected the worker msg me they can’t risk coming forward as they will probably be fired. I let the Times know that with this msg. :”I recieved a msg from the person that started the petition and they state that they do work at American Woodmark, but as I suspected, they fear they will be fired if they come forward. I wish you would do a story on this anyway and at least ask Woodmark to justify WHY they feel they can endanger their workers AND the public at large. Though I understand the Times News Editors are also often too chickenshit to offend a local business or local big shot. Guess more people will just have to get sick (& maybe die) because of local b.s. politics. A shame.” (so true!)

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