December 10, 2020
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Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 – Governor Hogan Press Conference
- Executive order issued to protect businesses from sudden increases in unemployment taxes.
- $75 million in emergency business loans will be converted to grants.
- $25 million anticipated to fund low income housing tax credit projects.
- $12 million released today through the Rental Housing Works Program.
- $94 million to help treat Marylanders with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $10 million for law enforcement, youth services, and victim services.
Fall Surge Response to Date:
- Issued public health advisory against gatherings
- Limited occupancy, 10PM closure for bars and restaurants
- Expanded travel advisory
- Expanded hospital surge capacity
- Activated critical care coordination center
- Mobilized unprecedented medical staffing surge
- Limited nursing home visitation, expanded testing
- Doubled number of outbreak response teams
- Additional funds to support vulnerable Marylanders
- Vaccine distribution planning
- Today, Maryland had 1,720 coronavirus patients in need of hospital care.
- 416 people are in intensive care.
- Today marks the 10th straight day of more than 2,000 confirmed cases as 3,202 new cases were added.
- More than $215 million of Maryland’s $500 million economic relief package has now been provided through the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to more than 16,000 businesses.
- $50 million has been distributed to all 24 jurisdictions for the state’s Restaurant Relief Fund to support both indoor and outdoor dining.
- More than $40 million has been directed to more than 1,800 nonprofit organizations.
- Nearly $25 million has been awarded through the state’s Layoff Aversion Fund to more than 1,000 small businesses and $8 million is being directed to entities that rely on tourism and visitors.
January 14, 2021