Governor Larry Hogan today renewed the state of emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the declaration of a state of emergency and existence of a catastrophic public health emergency on March 5, 2020, there have been nearly 114,000 laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and more than 3,600 related deaths in Maryland.
Under Public Safety Article Section 14-107 of Maryland law, the governor has broad powers and access to certain resources during a state of emergency in order to increase the State’s response and protect the health and safety of Maryland residents.
The emergency declaration — which, under state law must be renewed every 30 days to remain in effect — was renewed on March 17, 2020, April 10, 2020, May 6, 2020, June 3, 2020, July 1, 2020, July 30, 2020, and August 10, 2020.
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