Maryland Public Schools to Remain Closed Through April 24, Governor Hogan Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Maryland
Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update on Maryland’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced that he is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maryland.
“People are looking for certainty, but the truth is, we simply don’t know yet how bad it’s going to get, how long it’s going to last, or how successful these social distancing actions are going to be in flattening the curve,” said Governor Hogan. “What we do know is that this will not be over in a matter of days or weeks. As I have been saying over and over since day one, the number of cases will continue to rapidly and dramatically rise. It is critically important that every single person remains vigilant and continues doing their part by staying in place, in their homes, as much as possible so that we can break the back of this virus.”