Governor Hogan Renews State of Emergency for Maryland After 12 Days
On June 15th, Governor Hogan announced that the state of emergency due to COVID-19 would be lifted effective July 1st. Last week on July 12th, Governor Hogan renewed the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency in a proclamation, which you can view here. There were no press releases or public announcements from the Governor’s office regarding the state of emergency, which lead to speculation as to why it was reinstated.
Today Governor Hogan’s Spokesperson Shareese Churchill clarified the situation by saying, “The July 12 order supports the administrative grace period that runs through August 15, for things like renewing expired driver’s licenses. We are no longer in a state of emergency“, according to a report by FOX45.
The original state of emergency order was initially issued on March 5, 2020.