Governor Hogan Releases Maryland Strong: Roadmap To Recovery

4 Building Blocks To Recovery In 3 Stages

April 24, 2020
Governor Larry Hogan

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This afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan released "Maryland Strong: Roadmap To Recovery," featuring 4 Building Blocks To Recovery:

1. Expanded Testing Capacity  (Status: On Track)

2. Increased Hospital Surge Capacity  (Status: Ahead Of Schedule)

3. Ramping Up Supply Of PPE  (Status: On Track)

4. Robust Contact Tracing Operation (Status: On Track)

Governor Hogan said, "I'm optimistic and hopeful that if Marylanders continue staying home and practicing aggressive physical distancing for a little while longer, that our numbers could continue to plateau,  and then we should be able to begin the recovery." The recovery would be in 3 stages listed below:


Lifting the stay at home order

Reopening some small businesses, outdoor recreation, and lower risk activities

Resuming elective outpatient surgeries

Increased flexbility for non-surge areas


Raising the limit on social gatherings

Limited, physically distanced religious gatherings

Opening bars and restaurants with safety restrictions

Allowing non-essential workers who cannot telework to return to work


Reinstituting larger gatherings and events

Reopening high-capacity bars and restaurants

Hospitals lessening restrictions

Family visits to nursing homes

Larger religious gatherings

Mike Ricci, Communications Director for Governor Hogan, tweeted the full list of Maryland's Coronavirus Recovery Team:

Governor Hogan also cautioned, "Until a vaccine is developed, the way we go about our daily lives and the way we work is going to be significantly different for a little while longer."

You can read the entire plan at

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