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Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

Maryland took early, aggressive, and unprecedented actions to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19. Thanks to these efforts, and the incredible sacrifices of Marylanders who stayed home and practiced physical distancing, we have successfully flattened and lengthened the curve.

The “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” has been developed based on the recovery plans issued by the federal government, the National Governors Association, and premier institutions like Johns Hopkins and the American Enterprise Institute; shaped by the expert advice of the scientists and public health officials on Maryland’s Coronavirus Response Team; and tailored to our situation here in Maryland. The result is a responsible, gradual, safe path forward for our state.

Read the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Update: June 3, 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with a safe and gradual reopening of workplaces and businesses, along with additional personal services. This comes after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, and total current hospitalizations fell to their lowest level in more than seven weeks.

Read the full news release.

Read the Back to Business guidance. 

Reopening Status in Maryland’s Jurisdictions

This map is updated regularly with the most recently available data. The details provided here are non-exhaustive; Marylanders are advised to seek full details regarding permitted activities and reopenings from their local governments and county leaders.

 

 

4 BUILDING BLOCKS TO RECOVERY

1

EXPANDED TESTING CAPACITY

Maryland has now reached the goal of conducting 10,000 tests in a day, and has completed more than 300,000 COVID-19 tests statewide. With the state’s expanded testing and tracing capacity, Maryland now has the ability to take a closer and more accurate look at positivity rates—another important indicator of the recovery and a key metric being used by the CDC and other states to track the containment progress of COVID-19.

NEWS: Governor Hogan Announces Major COVID-19 Testing Site at Six Flags America

MAP: View a map of COVID-19 testing sites

PHOTOS: COVID-19 Testing at Timonium Fairgrounds 


2

INCREASED HOSPITAL SURGE CAPACITY

On March 16, Governor Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health to develop a plan to immediately increase the state’s hospital capacity by an additional 6,000 beds. Thanks to the quick response and close collaboration between multiple state agencies, federal partners, and Maryland’s health care systems, the state remained ahead of schedule in its hospital surge efforts, and continues to partner with out world-class health care systems.

NEWS: Governor Hogan and Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center Announce New ICU Inpatient Wing to Care for COVID-19 and Critical Patients 

PHOTOS: Governor Hogan tours the field hospital site at the Baltimore Convention Center 


3

RAMPING UP SUPPLY OF PPE

In Maryland, a multi-agency task force has been working around the clock to ramp up our supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), with large deliveries of N95, KN95, and surgical masks; beds and bed packages; face shields; gloves; and other critical resources coming into the state’s warehouses on a daily basis.

NEWS: Governor Hogan Provides Update on PPE Supply, Critical Building Block of Recovery Plan


4

ROBUST CONTACT TRACING OPERATION

At the start of the crisis, the state had a total of 250 case investigators working at local health departments. On April 22, Governor Hogan announced a contract with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the nation’s oldest and largest university-based research firm, to hire and train additional case investigators. Maryland is on track to have more than 1,400 case investigators statewide. Local health officials, with support from the state, will have the capacity to track 1,000 cases and 10,000 contacts on a daily basis.

NEWS: Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Robust Contact Tracing Operation to Support Local Health Departments

FAQ: The Maryland Department of Health’s Guide to Contact Tracing 


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