November 23, 2020

Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020 – Governor Hogan Press Conference

 

  • New statewide enforcement efforts that, in addition to traditional efforts ramping up drunken driving patrols ahead of Thanksgiving, the state is launching an all-hands-on-deck compliance, education and enforcement operation to involve the Maryland State Police.

 

  •  MDSP is expanding its Covid-19 Compliance and Coordination Center and deploying “High Visibility Compliance Units” across the state.

 

  • Starting Wednesday, state troopers will support local authorities with compliance checks, with a focus on educating the public about existing orders and protocols, preventing super-spreading events, and assisting in enforcement actions when necessary.

 

  • MDSP is operating a 24/7 phone line and email address to support local compliance teams in the field with questions regarding existing orders and enforcement.

 

  • MDSP is also ramping up the COVID Prevention Hotline. Marylanders who see unlawful behavior are encouraged to report it by calling 833-979-2266 or sending an email to Prevent.Covid@maryland.gov.

 

  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency will send a wireless emergency alert to cellphones across the state at 5 pm Wednesday to remind Marylanders of critical coronavirus prevention measures.

 

  • Maryland is also launching a unified public health campaign with public service announcements running on local TV and radio.

 

  • Today was the 20th consecutive day of at or more than 1,000 new cases reported in a day, the longest streak since the pandemic began.

 

  • Maryland Department of Health data indicated the state has recorded 183,797 coronavirus cases and 4,293 deaths.

 

  •  Maryland’s statewide seven-day positivity rate is 6.88%.

 

  • 29 hospitals across Maryland are at more than 90% capacity.

 

  • The Baltimore Ravens announced that multiple members of its organization have tested positive for the coronavirus.

 

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