President Issues Disaster Declaration For Maryland

The state is battling the coronavirus pandemic.



Annapolis, Md (KM) The State of Maryland has received a Major Disaster Declaration from the President in response to the coronavirus emergency. Governor Larry Hogan says this declaration will provide much needed funding for state and local governments which are fighting COVID-19

“We are pleased that our federal partners have answered our calls for action and swiftly granted Maryland’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration,” says Governor Hogan in a statement. “The declaration will provide much-needed funding for state and local governments and non-profits, and it will be another important step in Maryland’s aggressive and coordinated response to COVID 19.”

The declaration come on Thursday,  when Maryland recorded 580 cases of the coronavirus, .a jump of 157 from Wednesday.

The announcement from the federal government means Maryland will be eligible for reimbursement for measures taken by state and local governments, and non-profits which have been dealing with the coronavirus.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our entire state and country unlike anything we have seen before,”  said Russell Strickland, Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, in statement. “We have been working alongside Governor Hogan and our local partners to ensure the continued safety and well being of all Marylanders. This declaration is an important and necessary step to continue on our path of resilience.”


By Kevin McManus