The head of the Maryland Hospital Association called on Governor Hogan today to declare a limited public health emergency.
In a statement, Bob Atlas, said, "The statewide number of COVID inpatients at Maryland hospitals is spiking quickly. It’s now up to 1,826; up 112 from Sunday. We are soon likely to surpass the all-time high number of 1,952 COVID inpatients reached on January 11, 2021."
He said he is not asking for a full public health emergency but just one that would apply to healthcare workers and hospitals.
He said the state had a public health emergency in place for a year and a half when "conditions were not as dire as they are now."
WMAR-2 News has reached out to the Governor's office on this and is waiting to hear back.