The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended Maryland’s entertainment and amusement market as many small business owners were ordered to close all non-essential business operations. As business owners wait for the Governors order to execute phase 1 for reopening the State, they are faced with increasingly tougher choices with each day that passes.
The State of Maryland has has also fallen victim to financial impacts as the focus remains aimed at the “Invisible Enemy”. Maryland State and local governments brace for huge cuts as feds debates sending relief for coronavirus-related revenue loss. As member of the Republican Party, Governor Larry Hogan has served as the 62nd Governor of Maryland since 2015 and chair of the National Governors Association since July 2019.
How Is Maryland Positioned With Medical Supplies?
Unlike other States, Maryland obtained its own stockpile of coronavirus tests from South Korea. Governor Hogan suggests that the supplies of its nearly 500,000 test kits purchased from South Korea is protected ‘like a new age Fort Knox’ -WASHINGTON (WJAL) — “Gov. Larry Hogan says he has deployed the Maryland National Guard and the Maryland State Police to a secret location to protect coronavirus tests from being confiscated by the federal government.
Maryand will be eligible for reimbursement for the Emergency Protective Measures taken by state and local government agencies and certain non-profit groups under its Public Assistance program under the Robert T. Stafford Act.
There is a bit of hope as Officials work towards a decision whether to help state and local governments with budget shortfalls projected to be larger than during the Great Recession.