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MEMA to issue Wireless Emergency Alert on Monday afternoon

BALTIMORE, MD—On Monday afternoon, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will send state residents a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA). The alert system is used to send important, life-saving information to Marylanders. The WEA is meant to alert residents  to Governor Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home order that was issued on Monday morning. What you need to know about WEAs: Story continues below WEAs …


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Governor Hogan orders closure of non-essential businesses

UPDATE: County Executive Johnny Olszewski has requested Maryland National Guard support in Baltimore County. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Monday morning in which he announced further efforts to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Governor Hogan is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses effective at 5 p.m. on Monday. This is not …


Gov. Hogan: Shopping malls to close, BWI access restricted

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Thursday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At this hour, Maryland has 107 confirmed cases of COVIDー19, an 88 percent increase in 48 hours. On Wednesday night, Governor Hogan announced the state’s first death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, officials confirmed that a 5-year-old girl in …

Gov. Hogan: Preakness, primary election postponed; emissions stations to be used for drive-thru coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Tuesday morning regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the news briefing, Governor Hogan announced that the state’s April 28 primary elections would be postponed until June 2nd. The State Board of Elections will develop a comprehensive plan to conduct this election. Maryland will proceed with the special general election for the …

Governor Hogan shuts down all bars and restaurants, reopening closed hospitals [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held an emergency press conference on Monday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At Monday’s briefing, the governor announced that he had signed an executive order closing all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms as of 5 p.m. on Monday.  Delivery and carry-out services will remain unaffected. Gatherings will be limited to 50 people, consistent …

Governor Hogan confirms first case of coronavirus community transmission in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the first case of community transmission of coronavirus in Maryland. The patient, whose case was first announced on Wednesday night, is a Prince George’s County resident who had no known exposure to COVID-19 through travel or an infected individual. Governor Hogan will speak at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the State House to …

Governor Hogan signs emergency legislation, announces coronavirus response team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, after joining Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a teleconference with the nation’s governors, enacted emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The legislation, SB 1079, was passed unanimously last week by the Maryland Senate and the House of …

Governor Hogan announces directive requiring state insurers to waive costs for coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive requiring all state health insurers to waive costs associated with testing for COVID-19. The directive, issued under the governor’s authority during a state of emergency, waives any cost-sharing, including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles, in order to remove cost barriers to testing. The governor also provided additional details regarding the three positive coronavirus cases …