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Coping With The Fallout Of The New Coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces an order to close bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters in the state in response to coronavirus during a news conference at the governor's mansion in Annapolis on Monday, March 16. From left is Deputy Health Secretary Fran Phillips, Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen, the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, Hogan, and Superintendent of the Maryland State Police Woodrow Jones.
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As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to increase across the state and across the nation, state and federal officials are taking unprecedented measures to contain the spread of infection.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the closing of bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms across the state effective at 5pm today. In accordance with new CDC guidelines, social, religious and community events of more than 50 people are now prohibited by executive order. 

Today on Midday, the new reality of coronavirus.  Tom speaks with Dr. Clifford Mitchell of the Maryland Department of Health, infectious disease specialist Dr. Faheem Younus and Baltimore City Schools CEO, Dr. Sonja Santelises.