Governor Hogan is expected to unveil plan to open Maryland

Posted at 7:36 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 10:37:12-04

MARYLAND — Governor Hogan is expected to unveil his plan to reopen Maryland today at 3 p.m.

The Governor says four things need to happen before the state can begin to reopen.

One is to expand testing capacity.

Earlier this week, Maryland secured 500,000 testing kits from South Korea.

Also, an increase hospital surge capacity. A few days ago, the former Laurel Medical Center was reopened with 135 beds.

Hogan also cites the need for increased supply of personal protective equipment.

Finally, Hogan is calling for a robust contact tracing operation.

He announced a new system called Covid Link, which will allow the state to collect information on those who test positive for COVID-19 and anyone they may have come in contact with.

The full plan is expected to be unveiled today at 3 p.m.