January 6, 2022

Maryland governor declares 30-day state of emergency

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

Maryland Gov Larry Hogan on January 4, 2022, signed an executive order authorizing the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health to regulate hospital personnel, bed space, and supplies. A second order authorizes additional steps to further increase the state’s emergency medical services workforce, the January 5 Becker’s Hospital Review reports.

A total of 1,000 National Guard members have been mobilized, with some 250 deployed to testing sites and additional members assigned to open new testing sites outside of hospitals.


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Gov Hogan also authorized COVID-19 booster shots for 12- to 15-year-olds and called for the Biden administration to increase distribution of monoclonal antibodies.

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