Governor Hogan criticizes online-only private school order in a tweet on Saturday

Governor Larry Hogan
Posted at 9:00 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 09:46:55-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Governor Larry Hogan is criticizing an order by the health officer for Maryland's most populous county requiring private schools to remain closed for in-person instruction through October 1st due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus.

In a tweet Saturday he wrote he “strongly” disagrees with the order from Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles.

Gayles wrote that the order will be reevaluated before Oct. 1 to determine whether it should changed in any way.

Gayles says data doesn't suggest that in-person instruction is safe for students or teachers at this point.