Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said that he will introduce his state's reopening plan on Friday.
During a news conference today, Hogan described the plan, "Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery," as "a safe, effective and gradual plan, which will allow us to reopen, to rebuild and to recover just as soon as it is safe for us to do so."
Hogan said the plan has "four essential building blocks that are needed to be solidly in place before we can be in position to begin lifting restrictions."
He said the four parts include:
- Expanding the state's testing capacity
- Increasing hospital surge capacity
- Increasing the supply of protective medical equipment
- Developing a robust contact tracing operation
The state has been working hard and "making incredible project progress" on all four areas and as the "numbers start to improve and look better, we will be in a position to safely reopen our state and get people back to work with these crucial components," Hogan said.