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Board of Public Works meets virtually; state officials call for economic relief

Maryland State House
Posted at 8:39 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 07:43:23-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan chaired the Board of Public Works meetings, calling for the state's congressional leaders to get a stimulus bill done.

He also pushed for urgent economic relief for restaurants and small businesses in our state.

“The sad reality is that the surge of COVID-19 is rapidly escalating, and it is placing an enormous strain on our healthcare system and our economy.”

During the virtual meeting, BPW members also approved measures to extend and provide additionally specialized testing and provide short term nursing staff to prison hospital tents and statewide testing sites.

Officials said Maryland's hospitals are ready to handle the strict requirements approved coronavirus vaccines.

They've already purchased freezers to store said vaccines in and have discussed storage requirements with hospitals.