Health Officers Call for Return of Certain COVID Related Restrictions

corona-5174671_1920 - pixabay - 7.21.20Health Officers from Baltimore City and  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties call for Governor Hogan to rollback reopening and resume some COVID-19 related restrictions. 

The group of City and County Health Officers would like to see unified statewide action and a standardized approach to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases Maryland is facing. This would include having the Governor revisit restrictions on bars and restaurants.

The Baltimore Sun reports on a letter from the six local health officers directed to Maryland Department of Health Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips:

“This has been evidenced throughout many of our jurisdictions by increased daily case totals, increased rates of transmission and increasing Covid related hospitalizations and critical care usage,” it says. “We are writing to ask that the state take action to curb these trends, including revisiting the activities allowed under the current Phase 2 executive orders.”

Those orders, given last month by Gov. Larry Hogan, eased restrictions on gatherings and indoor activities such as eating in restaurants and visiting malls and recreational establishments.

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Local health officers ask Maryland to resume restrictions on dining, bars after spike in coronavirus cases (The Baltimore Sun)

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