White House approves state request for major disaster declaration for COVID-19
Posted: 9:04 PM, Mar 26, 2020
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan said Maryland has been approved for a Major Disaster Declaration from the White House.
The approval came after Gov. Hogan pushed for the declaration during teleconference with the Federal Administration.
According to the governor's office, Maryland will be eligible for reimbursement for the Emergency Protective Measures taken by state and local government agencies and certain non-profit groups under its Public Assistance program under the Robert T. Stafford Act.
Information and resources regarding COVID-19 in Maryland can be found here.
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